In my testing with cut direction I have always found that conventional cuts give me the best results. Now to be clear my observations are related to cutting wood and wood products like plywood. I m not talking about cutting metal which is a whole other subject that is out of my realm of experience. It is also fair to say that most of what I have read is related to metal work. Even the small amount of aluminium and steel cutting I have done on my CNC was done as conventional cuts and I did not do any testing to see if changing machining strategy would help. I was just happy to see it cut.
The list of climb cut advantages over conventional is long and at first glance it is hard to see why anyone would want to use conventional at all.
- Smaller chip load.
- Chip thinning reduces heating at the cutter and the load reduces as the cut progresses.
- Chip ejection behind the cut prevents recutting of the chips.
- Longer tool life due to lower stress and less heat.
- The cutter slices into the the material reducing the likely hood of chipout
- Better cut quality?
I would really like to hear from you and whether you have sucess with climb cutting in wood. It would be good to compare my results with what others have experienced.
It is always possible that I have been using climb cut wrong all these years and hopefully will learn something new.
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I look forward to reading the comments.