Tag: 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...

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A CNC machine for $4000? Really?

Thanks Ryan Dennes!  He sent me an email outlining a new CNC machine that will cut everything up to and including aluminum, for only $4000. The post for it is already baked right into HSM too, so you should be able to send code for it right out of Inventor! It’s called the Pocket NC. I am NOT...

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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...

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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...

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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 videos are only...

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HOW DO I MAKE A CONTAINER IN INVENTOR?

Question: How do I make a container for CIM class in Inventor? Solution: There are many ways to do this, and thanks to Jim, there a bunch of video tutorials to walk you through it step by step from making the part in Inventor 2015, and then putting the tool paths on it, simulating it, and posting...

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