Auto Tool Measuring Drills with points

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Auto Tool Measuring Drills with points

Postby Erran Fichman » Sat, Mar 15 2014, 12:30AM

Is there a way to automatically change a tool's length/daylight after auto measuring it?

Certain "flat bottom hole" drill bits have a sharp point that extends beyond the flat section of the drill. Should I just use a G52 (fixture offset) for each tool that needs this?

I presume you can set a Z value using a G51/G52, but I have never tried.

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Re: Auto Tool Measuring Drills with points

Postby Forrest Chapman » Sat, Mar 15 2014, 9:23AM

Yes, go into the tool manager and add a specific amount to your daylight value. For 5mm brad point I add .05". This tricks the control into thinking the tool is shorter by that amount so every time it moves to depth it will move that much farther.

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Re: Auto Tool Measuring Drills with points

Postby Erran Fichman » Sat, Mar 15 2014, 11:32AM

Thanks for the reply, but I meant if there is a completely automatic setting I can add to the tool so nobody has to remember to do it each time the tools are measured.

I have since figured out a workaround in our software, so no big deal either way.


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