SRP player does not take Flute Lenght into account

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SRP player does not take Flute Lenght into account

Post by petermdx540 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:27 pm

Hi Guys,

We have just purchased a MDX-540 at our office - and I have been given the task of figuring out how to run it.
So far so good - it's a lovely machine and a lovely job for me to Work with - I have done alot of nice stuff with the machine already, and like operating it.

But... One thing boggles me: SRP player doesn't seem to use Flute Length for anything. If I mount a straight 4 end mill with a shank diameter of 6 and a flute length of 12 mm, then SRP player will still attempt to do a 20 mm Deep 5 mm groove, even though this exceeds the limitations of the Tool geometry.
This Means that I have to put quite alot of effort into thinking everything through before I start a job, even though it should be a quite simple task for SRP player to simply not exceed the limitations of the given flute length.

Do you agree with me? Or am I simply missing some setting option in SRP player preferences?

Thanks for your time
- Peter Schmidt, Denmark

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Re: SRP player does not take Flute Lenght into account

Post by Andrew Dudley » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:34 am

Hi Peter,

No unfortunatly SRP player does not have the functionality when calculating this. We usually suggest only using straight end mills and have a set of 1-10mm collets for this.
If you are just roughing out a job, SRP player does have the margin function where you can angle the boarder to be able to use tools with this geometry.
Andrew Dudley
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Roland DG (UK) Ltd

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