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Trying to create a solid carbide ID Groove tool for Turning

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Trying to create a solid carbide ID Groove tool for Turning

How do you create a ID Groove tool? 

I always seem to struggle with this in Fusion.


Why are we so limited with the ability to create a simple tool?


I have a .250 diameter shank tool.

It is a .015 wide groove tool.

with .005 corner rads

and from the tip of the cutting face to the shank is .048 deep.

And it would be nice to have a shoulder depth option too. 


I don't seem to get to choose the option to tell it the cutting depth the tool is capable of cutting. Which makes no sense because that is a critical feature when buying the tool. 

No manufacture requires a CenterLine measurement to the cutting face like Fusion has.

AND it does not actually work to any degree of accuracy as it is now. 


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in reply to: JonSchaeffer

Hi Fusion lathe programmers.
I wanted to share a screen shot of how to create a carbide groove tool using the limited tool creation options we currently get.
I have always struggled with this.
In this example some key items that make this difficult is Fusion does not create the tool the way we need to order the tools from the manufactures. So the part numbers like Thin Bit, Micro 100, or PH Horn we can't simply enter the values they provide. You will not have an accurate tool.
In a nut shell what is needed is,
Cutter max groove reach
And half the neck diameter and groove reach added together.
See screen shot a visual explanation.
Another side note, You need to lie to the shank width and enter the neck width.
I hope this makes sense and I hope it helps others until they get this fixed.
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