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Subtracting two CNC jobs?

marsupilami
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:42:01 GMT

Dear Experts, For some parts of an isolation routing process I need to use a 0.2mm endmill, while a 0.8mm bit will do most of the job otherwise. So I could generate a 0.2mm job and another one for the 0.8mm tool and then simply run both. But this will waste a lot of time and cost lifetime of the 0.2mm endmill as well. Any way to subtract the 0.8mm job from the 0.2mm job and vice versa? Thanks for your help! Wolfgang

jpcaram
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:42:45 GMT

Hi, What you are trying to do is a common task. Simply create a single-pass with your 0.2mm end-mill, and then a multiple-pass isolation with the 0.8. JP