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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 21254314, Entry date: 03/22/2005
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Helix milling with ShopTurn 6.4

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QUESTION:
How is a helix milled from the face side with ShopTurn?

ANSWER:
Proceed as follows:
The ShopTurn contour calculator is used to program a circle on the face side (plane G17) that has the diameter of the required helix.

Specify the infeed in Z in the free input box of the contour element.
Important: Not only the Z coordinate, but also the coordinates for X and Y, are entered in this free input box.
The helix cannot be milled unless all coordinates are entered for the axes.

The programmed helix will also be displayed in the simulation.

If the production of the helix also requires a defined retraction of the tool, this will be realized with the input of a subsequent contour element.
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