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Use bullnose to leave curved fillet at bottom of pocket

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thinicenewday
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Use bullnose to leave curved fillet at bottom of pocket

I would like to leave a curved filet on the bottom contour of a pocket with a 3/8 bullnose end mill. The remainder of the pocket would be milled out by 3/8 end mill. I am using a counter operation followed by a 2d pocket with a flat bottom endmill. The second operation clears the bullnose operation. How can you offset the pocket operation to clear the remainder of the 2d pocket and not remove the fillet?

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Axial stock to leave and radial stock to leave should work for you but can you share your file?

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seth.madore
in reply to: thinicenewday

yes, what @Warmingup1953 asks, please share your file here.

 

To share your file:
File > Export > Save to local folder, return to thread and attach the .f3d/f3z file in your reply


Seth Madore
Customer Advocacy Manager - Manufacturing
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thinicenewday
in reply to: seth.madore

I was trying those two parameters but was getting an about the z axis height. I figured out now I believe that was because of how shallow the pocket it is. If I set Axial stock to leave to 0 and Radial stock to leave to half of by bullnose end mill diameter, it works as intended. 

 

I've attached an example file with it fixed. 

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