HSMAdvisor Units System (in/mm)

September 28, 2016, 7:42 pm by admin

HSMAdvisor supports both imperial (in) and metric (mm) measurement systems.

You can switch between the two systems for each field on the Speeds and Feeds page by clicking on the in/mm label next to the field.

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Launch HSMAdvisor

September 21, 2014, 1:01 pm by admin
Start by finding HSMAdvisor icon on your desktop screen.
Installer will also create "HSMAdvisor" group in your Start menu.

Double Click on the HSMAdvisor icon to launch the program.

Select Workpice Material

September 21, 2014, 1:27 pm by admin

Select your Workpiece Material by clicking on the drop-down list located in the Workpiece panel.

You can also search for available materials using the search function.

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Select Machine

September 21, 2014, 9:28 pm by admin

Select the Machine from the drop-down list.

There are thousands of machines available on the market and we could not add many.

There are, however, machine definitions in the list common in both the industrial and hobby machine shops.

Using machines supplied with the program as templates, users can very often easily create their own machine definitions

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Select Tool Type, Tool Material and Coating

September 21, 2014, 11:01 pm by admin

Choose your Tool Type, Tool Material and Tool Coating

Cutting parameters depend not only on the type of tool you are using, but also on the material it is made of and its coating.

We have the largest number of tool types, tool materials and coatings to choose from than any other Speed and Feed calculator out there

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Tool Material and Coating Application Guide

September 21, 2014, 11:35 pm by admin

Here is a short Application Guide for use of different cutting tool materials and coatings.

Tool Materials and Coatings are listed from least preferable to most preferable.
(IE: line "Recommended tool materials: HSS, HSCobalt, Carbide, Diamond" means that HSS is the least preferable material and Diamond is the Most preferable one)

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Entering Cutting Tool Geometry

September 23, 2014, 8:09 pm by admin


Enter Your cutting tool geometry starting with Tool Diameter (Turn diameter for Lathe)
All input fields displayed on the screen are important.

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Entering/Adjusting Cut Parameters

September 23, 2014, 8:48 pm by admin

Enter/Adjust your cutter engagement parameters

The expandable Cut panel is visible when either Milling or Turning Tool Type is selected.

When a Turning tool type is selected, only the DOC input field is visible.

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Balancing Cutter Engagement

September 23, 2014, 10:31 pm by admin

One of the handiest functions of HSMAdvisor is the ability to suggest Depth of Cut (DOC) and Width of Cut (WOC) based on tool type and user-specified tool geometry.

When Cut data matches the default or ideal data specific for the selected Tool Type, the DOC and WOC fields turn Green in color:

This article describes how to balance the Cutter Engagement and find the most efficient way of removing material.

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Performance Slider

September 20, 2015, 5:59 pm by admin

Because in real world any tool can be used for roughing, finishing and general machining, also machining conditions may vary.
HSMAdvisor allows you to choose the preferred material load on your tool.

Performance Slider is available for Milling and Turning Tools.
You need to expand Speed and Feed Adjustments Panel to see it.

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Circular Interpolation / Ramping Calculator

December 19, 2015, 3:54 pm by admin

HSMAdvisor allows you to properly calculate cutting speeds and feeds for various cutting modes including Circular tool path compensation and Ramping.

The button that enables Circular/Ramp compensation is located on Cut Data panel below DOC and WOC input fields.

This button launches Circular Interpolation/Ramping dialog where you can specify your cutter engagement and various machining modes.

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Chip Thinning and HSM - High Speed Machining

August 29, 2015, 10:18 am by admin
High-Speed Machining is becoming more and more popular each day.

While definitions of HSM may vary between tool manufacturers and even individual shops, the physics behind it remains the same.

High-Speed Machining is a set of programming, machining, and tooling techniques aimed at a radical increase in productivity.

Chip Thinning and HSM machining switches allow HSMAdvisor to account for chip thinning in certain machining modes.

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