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Thread Mill Tool Definition Enhancements

Status: Gathering Support
by Mentor on ‎04-19-2017 08:13 AM

A few improvements I think would be useful for the Thread Mill definition:

 

1) Taper option. This is paramount for an accurate simulation of NPT pipe threads, which we only thread mill and do not tap.

 

Thread Mill 1.JPG

 

2) Neck diameter. I think being able to define the neck diameter of the threadmill for single-point models to guarantee that shank clearance is checked for collisions accurately would be most valuable. Adding a Shaft section does not appear to work properly in this instance (in HSMWorks, although it appears to work in Fusion 360 by overriding the Shaft diameter, also a problem):

 

Thread Mill 2.JPG

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