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Chris England

Using a Solid Body for a HSM Stock Setup

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The standard setup tool in HSM is great if you are starting from a standard stock that is either cylindrical, box or tube shaped. But if your part has been pre-machined to be mounted on a jig, origina...
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Chris England

A Guide to Inventor HSM NC Editor

A Guide to Inventor HSM NC Editor
HSM edit is an OEM version NC editor that is based on CIMCO edit which is created by CIMCO. CIMCO has been around since 1991 and has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over the years, CIMCO has ...
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Adam Butcher

Understanding The Autodesk Inventor HSM Heights Tab

Understanding The Autodesk Inventor HSM Heights Tab
In Autodesk Inventor HSM you can control the machining area by depth for most machining strategies on the Heights tab. The machining area is defined by the Top Height and Bottom Height. On the Heights...
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Adam Butcher

Inventor HSM Rest Machining "Not Valid Toolpath" Error Fix

Inventor HSM Rest Machining "Not Valid Toolpath" Error Fix
Rest Milling is an acronym for remaining Stock required to be machined. Rest tool paths only remove material left by previous machining operations. They do this by calculating what stock has been prev...
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Adam Butcher

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in

High quality Engraving with Inventor HSM add in
There is a neat little add in tool called Inventor HSM engrave, which will create single line text, which can then be traced to create the engraving on the machined part.  Most people use AutoCAD...
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Adam Butcher

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?

Are you new to Inventor HSM and CNC machining?
If you are new to Inventor HSM and you do not have experience in CNC machining, there is a great handbook to help you on your way - I personally found that it contained lots of useful information. The...
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Adam Butcher

Autodesk Inventor HSM - Why Repeat When You Can Pattern?

Autodesk Inventor HSM - Why Repeat When You Can Pattern?
Autodesk Inventor HSM as like Inventor gives you the option of creating rectangular or circular patterns of your machined generated toolpath. There are several different pattern types that can be appl...
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Adam Butcher

Choosing the Right HSM for your Machining Needs

Choosing the Right HSM for your Machining Needs
Bridge the gap between design and production and take control of your manufacturing by using Autodesk Inventor HSM . Reduce costs, achieve higher productivity and shorter time to market by automating ...
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Stuart Smith

Inventor HSM Express - A CAM Solution That Integrates Within Autodesk Inventor

The Autodesk CAM Team has launched a Public Beta of Inventor HSM Express, a free 2-2.5 Axis CAM solution for Inventor users. The new CAM solution, powered by HSMWorks CAM technology, has all the capab...
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