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Add tangential extension distance to threading operation

Status: Gathering Support
by Advocate nnarzinski on ‎03-20-2017 10:40 AM




When using a multipoint threadmill, the only way to get the threading toolpath to overlap is to fake the number of teeth on the tool or fake the heights.  It would be very helpful to have an overlap or tangential extension distance parameter to modify this.  I'll leave the Naming of the parameter up to you all.

By: Advocate nnarzinski
| Posted ‎03-20-2017 12:28 PM

Preferably something like this:2017-03-20_14-05-13.jpg

By: Mentor
| Posted ‎03-20-2017 10:13 PM

Tangential extension would be a straight line.(That's what it is in all other toolpaths)

So that wouldn't be the best naming.

Also I think the second picture also doesn't show any overlap. Because the entrance and exit loops start at the 360 degree mark be immediately start moving away from the wall.

But an overlap would be good I guess.

By: New Member njohnson
| Posted ‎03-22-2017 06:14 AM

Agreed!!! We need this ASAP!!!

By: Mentor
| Posted ‎03-22-2017 10:25 AM

At a previous job we took two passes, always with a 90° overlap if I remember correctly. Every hole held to proper thread gage depth (most of these were NPT threads) or Go/NoGo. I consider the option at least a necessity.

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