Widia GTD

Widia GTD CNC Thread Mill Programming

The success of any CNC milling operation begins wtih the accurate preparation of the CNC program. A thorough understanding of the proper application of the tool and the operation to be performed is essential if the most efficient use of the tool is to be achieved.

There are three key elements for thread milling that must be understood if one is to produce an accurate thread with minimal problems. These three elements are:

Proper tool selection
Programming the correct tool path
Compensating the program feed rate for the centerline of the tool