ClickMILL climb milling?

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IanMc
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ClickMILL climb milling?

Post by IanMc » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:23 pm

Does anyone know if there is an option to climb mill using the ClickMILL software?

I'm trying to cut some pockets in a piece of pine and am getting frayed edges when cutting across the grain.

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Re: ClickMILL climb milling?

Post by IanMc » Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:31 am

Word from Tech Support is that climb milling is not supported by ClickMILL

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Re: ClickMILL climb milling?

Post by chevy6600 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:10 pm

Hi, You may get a better result by experimenting with other cutters, you can get what is known as `down cut` cutters that help stop pulling up the wood grain. If your using burrs that`s more than likely your problem. The slightest hint that you have lost the edge of the cutter will make it harder to get a good finish. Good luck.

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Re: ClickMILL climb milling?

Post by IanMc » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:03 pm

Downcutters are on my list of things to try. As are,

1) coating the wood before the finishing pass
2) trying re-orienting the grain to the mill cutting direction
3) trying a straight edge cutter (suggestion from CNC routing sites)

figuring out a way to climb mill will have to wait until I'm more au fait with the software (not got to 3Dengrave or Player yet)

Thanks,

Ian Mc

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