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Tool Manager questions

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robostone

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 Tool Manager questions
02-03-2014 11:11 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hello,
I have a lot of questions regarding the setting for some tools. So, I will start with the first set of questions:

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1. I have the model in the attached picture and my tool is a blade ( diamond blade- marbl/granite/glass etc.) and I need to cut it on the surface, with the edge of the disc with a robot arm. Normally we should set the Frame on ZX and then manage a tool from tool manager. As I understood from other users the tool should be a mill tool but I don`t know what Subtype of the tool should I choose because wheel,edge, end tool didn`t worked ( from what I`ve tried) and what kind of toolpath should I choose ( by the way, I need the three types of toolpaths Roughing, Finishing and High Speed Finishing)

My tool dimensions are :

Diameter: 300mm
Height: 3 mm
Radius on cutting ege: 3mm
Toolholder: 20-25mm diameter and 150mm Height

2. I have a Corinthian Column and I need to cut it with the same blade and after that I have to finished the roughed material with other tools in 5 axis ( but this is not important now), how do I do that ? ( The milling will be done with a robot with or without a rotating table depending on the client).

Hope someone can answer my questions because I can`t find the solution..

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robostone

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04-03-2014 08:27 . pm | View his/her posts only
So nobody knows the answer to my questions ?

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chris

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04-03-2014 08:30 . pm | View his/her posts only
which way does this machine cut? is it like a plunge cut or does it follow the contour like an end mill?

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chris

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04-03-2014 08:35 . pm | View his/her posts only
also could you upload the actual part file

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davej

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05-03-2014 12:35 . am | View his/her posts only
Reply 1# robostone2704

Under normal circumstances as long as the problems or questions are understood some very smart users of ZW3D that are active on this forum will take pleasure in and will immediately work hard to solve the problem or answer the questions.
You understand well your description of the problem because this is how you make your living.


I don't think that anyone reading what you wrote accurately understands what you are doing or what your looking for.

If they did there would be numerous answers/comments/suggestions by now.

I suggest that you try again or add some more details to explain this.

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robostone

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05-03-2014 04:54 . am | View his/her posts only
The cut should be with the disc oriented on ZX plane so we can set the frame on the ZX plane. The cut shoult be like lace cut, so that the lateral of the disc can go on along the curved surface. Depending on the operation the cut can be in steps if the material that is necessary to be cut is bigger than the disc cutting area or one step if we are talking about finish cut. So the direction is on ZX plane and the step of the cut is on ZY plane.
Part005.rar (41.45 KB)


If is necessary I can prepare a drawing.

Regarding the corinthian column here is an example http://youtu.be/eF7MbzpTJu0 , this is on stone, I need to do similar toolpaths on other materials like wood or foam.

Thank you very much for the prompt reply.

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Tony_ZWSOFT

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05-03-2014 09:45 . am | View his/her posts only
Hi Robostone,
Sorry for the late reply.
I have made a program for you reference in terms of your description. please check the attachment out.
Any problem please feel free to contact us or send email to our support inbox: ZW3D@zwsoft.com.
Thank you.


Part005.zip (198.72 KB)


Kind regards
Tony

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robostone

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05-03-2014 07:14 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hello Tony,
Thank you for the prompt reply, it worked ! But how I do that cut in steps if I want to ? For example if the disc can cut only in steps of 10-30 mm, how do I do that step cut ? because with that frame Z is set for the cutting steps and and Y is the depth.

Thank you !

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Tony_ZWSOFT

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06-03-2014 02:49 . pm | View his/her posts only
Part005.zip (526.55 KB)

Hi Robostone,

please get the file for reference.

Thanks

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robostone

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08-03-2014 12:34 . am | View his/her posts only
Thank you Tony, it worked quite well, now I only have to make more tests.

Regards !

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robostone

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12-03-2014 08:44 . am | View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by robostone2704 at 2014-3-12 08:45

I have a tricky toolpath that I have to do. We have the attached part in the picture
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2014-3-12 08:32
and we need to mill it with a tool that can cut only with the side, so it can`t plunge into the material, and we need to profile the material, to cut the sides, but a profile should be like a plunge toolpath so that the profiling on ZY or ZX plane should look like a zigzad path, up and down and so on. Is something like a gang saw but with a mill tool that goes up and down when it makes the contour of the part. With this toolpath I can mill a contour faster and my tool will have the same diameter on it`s lenght ( diamond tool) because for my 150mm diamond tool I have to mill only 50mm material so my tool will won`t have different diameter on the bottom or on the top.

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Sam

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14-03-2014 03:08 . pm | View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by liushijun9897 at 2014-3-14 15:15

Part003.rar (14.49 KB)

Hello sir,
I'm sorry I don't understand your question well.

I try to made the tool-path for your reference, please see if it can meet your request.
Any question please feel free to contact us. Or you also could send the eamil to me.
liushijun@zwcad.com

Best regards,
Sam

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robostone

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14-03-2014 09:20 . pm | View his/her posts only
I am sorry but the file you attached is maybe in ZW3D 2014, please save it in 2013 if you can.

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Sam

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17-03-2014 09:25 . am | View his/her posts only
Post Last Edit by liushijun9897 at 2014-3-17 09:28

Part003_2013.rar (13.82 KB)

Hi Sir,

I'm sorry for the version. I already changed it as 2013 version. Please see whether it is you want.

2014-3-17 9-17-30.jpg
2014-3-17 09:25


Best regards,
Sam

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robostone

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Message 15 of 18

20-03-2014 01:04 . am | View his/her posts only
Thank you for the informations! They helped me a lot ! And another feature that I am waiting for you to do at ZW3D is 5 axis milling directly on STL files and also PENCIL cut operation in 5 axis for freeform surfaces.

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Sam

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21-03-2014 04:40 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hi Sir,
Regarding 5axis milling directly on STL files, our R&D colleagues are working on this project now. Currently, we could use 3+2 method to milling on STL.

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robostone

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22-03-2014 02:03 . am | View his/her posts only
3+2 ? what does that mean ? if you are speaking about 3 axis milling using frames, the operation that is too hard to use, also because there are many details, also there are many undercuts that need to be considered, in one word is too hardcore to use in that way.
In what version do you think we can be able to use 5 axis milling on STL files?

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Sam

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24-03-2014 10:40 . am | View his/her posts only
OK, use 3+2axis need accoding your part shape.

And I think if no accident 5axis milling on STL will achieve in next zw3d2015 version.
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