Using Mastercam X6 to its Fullest #1 – Variable Roughing
So we sat down with them to figure out what would eliminate the issue.
The solution is variable depth roughing. The tool moves in at an angle on the first roughing pass, so the material contact point moves. Then the tool takes the second pass in a traditional horizontal cut, using the already angled remaining stock to again maintain variable contact. Repeat the process throughout the roughing cycle and the result is much longer insert life.