## Define Tool – Alphacam #47

Define Tool – Alphacam In Alphacam, as in most CAM systems, we can define our own tools. We have the ability to define several types of tools here. To define new tool select Machine | Define Tool. In this part of the course we will define a flat end mill. Select the FLAT END and…

## Compensation G41/G42 – Alphacam #46

G41 / G42 Compensation We said a few words about tool radius compensation. What is it and how it works. But there is one quite important issue. What is the difference between G41 compensation and G42 compensation? Compensation G41 is a left-sided compensation. This means that the tool is located on the left side of…

## Compensation and Toolpath – Alphacam #45

Compensation and How the toolpath is generated in CAM systems? Now, it’s worth taking a moment to understand how the tool path is generated by the CAM system. And this is not about the CAM system algorithms, but more about what is the basis for generating the tool path on the basis of which the…

## Tool Data Tab – Alphacam #44

Tool Data Tab – Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/VyvXtCbj0U4 Being in the initial stage of learning Alphacam, it is also discuss the Tool Data tab, on the example of contour machining operation. This tab appears in every strategy, so you should know what we can do there. The parameters that are in this tab are the parameters…

## Lead In/Out – Arc – Alphacam #43

Lead In/Out – Arc – Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/081iSp5tZfk As we have known the tool entry and exit on the line, the way of arc entry and exit the will not be a problem. The Arc Radius (Tool Rad x) is the tool radius multiplier and determines the size of the entry arc radius. That is,…

## Lead In/Out – Sloping Line – Alphacam #42

Lead In/Out – Sloping Line – Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/Aw6fQy18QRk The angle of sloping entry line can be setting in two ways. One of them is the connection of the length of the slopping line and the level of Rapid Down To. The length of the line is defined as the length of the line before…

## Lead In/Out – Line – Alphacam #41

Lead In/Out – Line – Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/TRjahOTbe5E Before we run the simulation, based on the appearance of the tool paths, we could see that the tool’s entry into the material is not very good. We see that the tool goes down vertically. As is the drilling. For cutters, this kind of entry into the…

## Simulation – Alphacam #40

Simulation – Alphacam We already have the tool path and material. We can run a simulation. We have several types of simulations. For now, we will focus on two of them. The first one is called Simulation, and the other is Solid Simulation. We can run the simulation in several different ways. The first of…

## Set Materials – Alphacam #39

Set Materials – Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/3A86nGoU7tY We already have the tool path in our project and we could already run a simulation. But we need material for solid simulation. The size of the XY of the stock is determined by a rectangle. We now have to indicate the rectangle as the material and specify the…

## Update Tool Paths – Alphacam #38

Update Tool Path – Alphacam YouTube: https://youtu.be/ewTbynOJQIA Previously, I showed you how to move the geometry to the origin of the coordinate system. Of course, we can use the move function not only when we want to move the geometry to the origin of the coordinate system. Sometimes you just have to move the geometries…