HSM Solutions

  • Need Some Distance Learning Ideas for COVID-19?

    Need Some Distance Learning Ideas for COVID-19?

    Here’s a short list of some of the things that you could do in CIM class with your kiddos while trying out distance learning. All will require a computer (That’s what the C in “CIM” stands for!) and some will require software downloaded… but feel free to change them around to fit your needs! Research […]Read More »
  • How to change ramping in HSM

    How to change ramping in HSM

    Download handout with images Question: When I make a pocket in Inventor, and then try to machine it with HSM, it takes forever to start cutting, and it swirls down into the part and moves very slowly. How do I get rid of this? Thanks for the question Marianne! Solution: CAUTION: The change below should […]Read More »
  • HSM: Basic Part Setup

    HSM: Basic Part Setup

    Do this FIRST when machining a part using HSM.Read More »
  • How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?

    How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?

    Question: How do you install the HSM Toolstore and a Post Processor?   Solution:   The trick is to have the right files and know where to put them! Watch the video below as Jim tells us where to put the files that can be downloaded at the link below. Be sure to unzip them […]Read More »
  • What else do we need to teach CIM?

    What else do we need to teach CIM?

    Question: What else do we need to really teach CIM? Are there any “extras” that you recommend? Answer: We get this question weekly. So here’s what we are going to do. Give you a preview to a Google doc that is live so we can update it on the fly. You will see it right […]Read More »
  • CNC Vocabulary For HSM

    CNC Vocabulary For HSM

    Question: Since I switched from EdgeCAM to HSM, the vocabulary is a little different. Do you have any Key Terms that you use in your classroom that you wouldn’t mind sharing? Answer: Of course not! The terminology is a little bit different when you switch from EdgeCAM to HSM, but the concepts are the same. PLTW […]Read More »
  • How do I get G&M Code Using Inventor HSM?

    How do I get G&M Code Using Inventor HSM?

    Question: How do I get G&M code from Inventor HSM to make my actual part on the milling machine? Answer: post-code-with-hsm It’s really gotten very easy to do with HSM. Follow the directions below, and you should be all set!  Be sure to download the PLTW tool library, and watch video 0 at the link […]Read More »
  • HOW DO I USE HSM, THE CAM TAB IN AUTODESK INVENTOR?

    HOW DO I USE HSM, THE CAM TAB IN AUTODESK INVENTOR?

    Question: How do I use HSM, the CAM tab in Autodesk Inventor?   Solution:   Do we have some tutorials for you! Jim and I put this together, as Jim has been playing with it for some time now, and we feel comfortable enough to put out some videos. Please keep in mind that these […]Read More »

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