What is the definition of "tool nose radius"?
The rounded tip on the cutting edge of a single-point tool. The greater the nose radius, the greater the degree of roundness at the tip.

Learn more about tool nose radius in the class Turning Calculations 285 below.


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Class Information
CNC Training Tooling U-SME classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. The typical class consists of 12 to 25 lessons and will take approximately one hour to complete.
Class Name:Turning Calculations 285
Description:This class explains the common calculations necessary to plot the toolpaths for a basic turning program.
Prerequisites: 800210  300120  300140 
Difficulty:Intermediate
Number of Lessons:19
Language:English, Spanish
 
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Class Outline
  • Objectives
  • The Purpose of Toolpath Calculations
  • Facing and Turning Calculations
  • Using Trigonometry
  • Drilling Calculations
  • Tool Nose Radius
  • Using TNRC
  • Incorporating TNR Calculations
  • Chamfer with TNRC
  • Chamfer Without TNRC
  • Arc Programming Methods
  • Full Arc with TNRC
  • Programming an Arc Motion
  • Calculating a Radius Without TNRC
  • Calculating Leading Edges Without TNRC
  • Partial Arc with TNRC
  • Finding the Arc Center Coordinates
  • Finding the Partial Arc Endpoints
  • Summary
  
Class Objectives
  • Identify toolpath movements on the turning center.
  • Establish the X- and Z-axes.
  • Show how toolpath movements form right triangle geometry.
  • Calculate the required drill depth.
  • Explain how the tool nose radius impacts part size.
  • Identify the information required for tool nose radius compensation.
  • Describe situations requiring manual tool nose radius calculations.
  • Calculate chamfer toolpath coordinates using TNRC.
  • Calculate chamfer toolpath coordinates without TNRC.
  • Identify two arc programming methods.
  • Calculate coordinates for a full arc center using TNRC.
  • Identify program blocks used to machine a full arc.
  • Calculate full arc radius coordinates without TNRC.
  • Calculate full arc start and ending coordinates without TNRC.
  • Calculate the theoretical intersection point of a partial arc.
  • Calculate the center coordinates of a partial arc.
  • Calculate the start and ending coordinates of a partial arc.

Class Vocabulary

Vocabulary TermDefinition
approach A small distance that the cutting tool travels before engaging the workpiece. The approach distance is added for safety reasons.
CAD/CAM Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. CAD/CAM software helps programmers to efficiently design parts and generate part programs.
circular interpolation A circular path that requires multi-axis tool movement. Full arcs and partial arcs require circular interpolation.
cosine In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side adjacent to the angle divided by the hypotenuse.
full arc A portion of a circle that forms an angle measuring exactly 90 degrees.
hypotenuse In a right triangle, the side located opposite the right angle. The hypotenuse is always the longest side.
I and K method A method for programming circular interpolation that uses an I code and a K code to indicate the coordinate location of the arc center.
leading edge The portion of the tool nose that contacts a line parallel to the X-axis or Z-axis.
linear interpolation A straight-line path that requires tool movement along more than one axis at once. Chamfers and tapers require linear interpolation.
partial arc A portion of a circle that forms an angle measuring less than 90 degrees.
R method A method for programming circular interpolation that uses an R code to indicate the size of the radius that forms the arc.
ramping A tool movement that gradually engages the cutting tool with the workpiece.
right triangle A triangle containing one angle that measures exactly 90 degrees.
sine In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side opposite the angle divided by the hypotenuse.
tangent In a right triangle, the ratio of the length of the side opposite the angle divided by the adjacent side.
tool nose radius The rounded tip on the cutting edge of a single-point tool. The greater the nose radius, the greater the degree of roundness at the tip.
tool nose radius compensation An offset feature used on a turning center that slightly shifts the toolpath for the rounded tip of an insert during contouring, chamfering, and other multi-axis operations.
toolpath The series of coordinate positions that determine the movement of a tool during a machining operation.
trigonometry The branch of mathematics that addresses the measurements and relationships of a triangle and its parts.
X-axis The linear axis that determines the size of the part's radius or diameter.
Z-axis The linear axis that determines the size of the part's length from the face to the base.