Guys I need to find out the features used in this helical end mill. I wanted to find out the helix feature, I tried using feature works but was unable to select the right faces for the cut-sweep selection.Can someone help me with this.
It would really depend on the softwarte used to create it. To create it in SW, I'd look into a Swept Cut with body. Solidworks 2018 | SOLID Swept cut with body | Helical curve |Solidworks 2018 Tutorial| CAM Solutions - YouTube
Thanks for your reply Bjorn,
The part was created in CATIA V5 , Its the helix parameters and the cut profile for the helix is what I need.
To ascertain the tool shape will be difficult, as any section through the part, even at the correct angle, will still be influenced by the entire tool width travelling through that particular position. Do you make these tools? Do you have access to the workshop tooling?
No, Bjorn, I don't make these tools. I just wanted it for practicing advance solid designing. I downloaded the file from "GrabCad" and wanted to understand how it was designed.
In that case, I hope you've found the sweep cut with body useful.
Yes,the helix part I can get it from Solid sweep cut, and give it a circular rotation around the axis of the shank, but I don't know what/how the 'solid' part is designed and the front tool tip too.
Hello Ananth,.. as is, FeatureWorks will not help (and it's not very useful anyhow, imho).. you would need to extract and rebuild manually.. (funny) I may have found the same endmill at grabcad?... so, attached is a example of going about this...
Thanks for your input paul. I'll try the 'extract and rebuild' thing
Here is all you can able to do
2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - FeatureWorks Options
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Thanks for your input Ruben
There are a lot of videos on youtube, note I did not watch any of them:).
solidworks helical end mill - Bing video
Making Helical Flutes in SolidWorks 2016 - Special Form End Mill - YouTube
Thanks for your input Christopher
I watched that 'special form end mill video'
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