Support => How to's and tutorials => Topic started by: kvom on July 07, 2018, 23:01:26 pm

Title: Interpolating holes
Post by: kvom on July 07, 2018, 23:01:26 pm
The drill MOP does a fine job of getting large or non-standard diameter holes made, but what if the hole size  is more than twice the diameter of the tool?  One obvious way is to interpolate a smaller hole in the center and then either a second interpolation or an internal profile to finish.

A more straightforward method is to use the trochoidal pocket MOP.  When the pocket is a circle the toolpath generated is a spiral from the center out to the hole boundary.
Title: Re: Interpolating holes
Post by: Bubba on July 08, 2018, 11:48:26 am
Yeah, when the finish of the hole is not important then yes. I prefer to drill 'pilot' holes and profile them with inside profile MOP.