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NUMROTO offers several choices and options in order to supplement the overall programming system with special functions that are not directly linked with the family of tools.
These supplementary options facilitate programming or provide additional options for special calculations and processes.
Drills / step drills
You can program a large variety of drills and step drills with the help of the drill module. There are a number of drill point shapes available that can be adapted individually.
For step drills, normal step angles or even form steps, defined with a profile, are possible. Typically, the diameter for a step drill is always in increasing order.
With the milling cutters module, classical end mills of cylindrical and tapered type can be created with the top shapes flat, ball nose, corner radius and corner radius end mill.
There are appropriate add-on options available for end mills with multiple helices, rough profiles, wave cut etc.
With the form cutter module, you can create all conceivable profile tools with or without a helix and with any profiles (rising or falling). Even front cutting profiles are possible, and, in addition, many different profiles and helical paths can be combined in a tool.
All classical forms of burrs are supported and, in addition, you can even specify arbitrary shapes with the help of a DXF profile.
Group serration can be specified separately and it is also possible to grind chip breakers.
Turning tools are usually programmed as form cutters, whereby it is useful at times to use manual grinding paths.
What is special is that the diameter of the turning part can be specified for the calculation of the profile distortion.
Using the special add-on options you can create threading tools depending on the type either with the help of the drill module or the form cutter. There are numerous options available in order to be able to produce even very sophisticated threading tools.
Several medical tools can also be produced with NUMROTO.
Depending on the shape, the milling cutters or drills / step drills module is used for this purpose.
Profile inserts are essentially form cutters without a helix. In the process, however, particularly special clamping conditions are supported perfectly. The clamping position while grinding and when using the profile inserts, can be completely different in the process. In doing so, the necessary profile distortion can be calculated by NUMROTO.
Even reversible inserts can be produced completely in this manner.
Reamers can be created with the help of the milling cutters or drills / step drills module.
NUMROTO supports tapered reamers and step reamers with any division arrangement and spiral angle specifications.
For several types of tools, also cylindrical grinding is supported, with which a blank can be pre-machined or the exact diameters, in combination with the function measurement in the process, can be ground cylindrically on the finished diameter.
Side and Face Milling Cutters
Side and face milling cutters can be programmed with a staggered tooth system, and you can specify any profile of your choice. Side and face milling cutters are usually produced with the form cutter module.
Counter Boring Tools
Classical counter boring tools can be programmed easily with the help of the drill module.
Special options are available particularly for the design of the flutes.
Apart from the tool families already mentioned, NUMROTO supports the programming of practically all conceivable types and shapes of tools.
A few potential examples are listed in the following:
T-slot cutters can be programmed as form cutters or also as milling cutters for simple geometries.
Even small diameters of T-slot cutters can be produced with NUMROTO.
Different tools can be sharpened or even sometimes produced for the gearing industry.
Among others, this includes resharpening hobs and shaper cutters.
For programming indexable inserts, item no. CH-50052150 (form cutter) is a minimum requirement .
There are several factors to consider when programming indexable inserts.
- Clamping of the indexable insert in the tool-grinding machine.
- Projection of the shape depending on the application (turning or milling).
- Clamping and orientation of the insert in the target system (milling head or turning holder).
- Distortion resulting from a straight or curved chip groove.
The mounting and orientation of an indexable insert in the target system, as well as the projection of the shape, is rarely the same as for a form cutter. Consequently, item no. CH-50052450 (Clamping system transformation) is usually required in addition.
The additional module Indexable inserts (item no. CH-50052071) also offers simplified programming of indexable inserts. In this, tailored, simple dialogs for inserts are offered.