Rough Grooving Options

Below are options available in the Rough Groove Cycle that you may not be aware of.

Rapid Re-Approach
When using pecking in the Rough Grooving cycle, you can now opt for rapid approaches back to the material (rather than feedrate approaches), thus speeding up the cycle. To use this, check the new Rapid Re-Approach option on the Advanced tab.

There is a switch to the feedrate at your specified Re-Approach Safety distance from the material.

Peck Across
When using pecking in the Rough Grooving cycle, you can now opt for the ‘across the groove’ direction to have first priority over the plunge (tool axis) direction. This keeps the cuts more open, so easing swarf clearance.

You need to check the new Peck Across option (Advanced tab). Now, the tool will work across the groove, completing all the pecks down to a particular cutting (peck increment) depth, before returning to start of the groove and cutting down to the next peck increment depth (assuming a ‘Sequential’ cycle type setting).

Castellation Feedrate
Edgecam 2009 R2 saw the introduction of a new rough grooving strategy, Sequential Castellation.  The Rough Groove cycle has been enhanced further to allow you to specify a different feedrate for the second pass, removing the material left behind in the groove.

To use a different feedrate for the second pass, check the Castellation Feedrate option on the General tab.

*Note: These options are made available in Edgecam 2010 R1.

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