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A place to post CAM for students to learn from machinists.

oany

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Apr 17, 2019
Hi all,

College student here. I've spent the last year learning CAM and the basics of how to operate a Haas VF mill. The Haas videos and Youtube machinists have helped a ton, and I'm now at the point where I manage to get parts to come out of the machine once every three or four tries.

I'm wondering if there's a place for a sort of "CAM critique," either here or somewhere else online. I don't really have a good feel for how long processes should take, or when I'm being too conservative with cuts, and would love to hear some professional's opinions.

Obviously it's a big ask for a machinist to look at student work in any detail. Even a space somewhere along the lines of "here's a picture of a part I made, it took 1:15, am I way off the mark?" would be great.

Thanks for any advice :)
 
I don't really have a good feel for how long processes should take, or when I'm being too conservative with cuts,

In order to give you the best advice possible, tell us what material you're using, type of tool, coated sharp corner, how many flutes, etc..
Be exact as possible and give as much info as possible.
 








 
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