Stock Removal

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05 May 2020 22:39 #166811 by electrosteam
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I am progressing with CamBam and have completed several simple jobs.

My next effort is cut a chuck 'C' spanner out of a piece of 40 x 5 stock.
I can easily accomplish this with a conventional profiling operation with a full cutter width and stepping down.

What intrigues me, however, is that I cannot find any references in CamBam, or elsewhere, describing a cutter side operation stepping sideways to remove the stock.
But it does seem common to clean up stock with a full depth side flute cut.

Is sideways stock removal regarded as poor practice ?
If Ok, how does one define the stock dimensions for the CAM ?

Keep well,
John.

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06 May 2020 06:30 #166844 by bbsr_5a
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the documentation will give you the answer
www.cambam.info/doc/plus/cam/CAMPart.htm

for what you like to adchive FreeCAD is more reliable and gets the python benefit to do your own mashining OP

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06 May 2020 22:48 #166895 by electrosteam
Replied by electrosteam on topic Stock Removal
Thanks for the prompt response and help.
My cursory look at the documentation was insufficient.

In CamBam, it appears the stock is restricted to a rectangular shape.

I have FreeCAD installed, time for me to get it operational.

John.

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