Tool usage log for cnc

  • Hi, it would be really nice to get something like the filament usage history but for end mills on a cnc.
    The idea is that we can enter the end mills we have like it's done for the filaments. And as we select which end Mill is used for a job, it's usage time is logged. So we get an idea of how much tool life is left / how much tool live we got when it breaks.
    It's really useful for making wise tool purchase in the future and keep track of our inventory 😉

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    @bobbricole, that's an interesting idea. Should the tool radius be included in its properties, so that RRF can do cutter radius compensation?

  • @dc42 It's not necessary since most modern cam software can already do the cutter radius compensation. It might de useful for older cam.

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