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Design for CNC by Anne Filson, Anna Kaziunas France, Gary Rohrbacher

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Glossary

Assemblies

Precise combination of joinery connections between parts designed to produce a desired structure, function, or shape.

Chip Load

The amount of material removed by each flute tooth, as the end mill makes one revolution, while being pushed along a toolpath.

Collet

Attachment to the spindle that holds the end mill in place, usually with a friction fit.

Conventional (cutting)

The feed direction runs counterclockwise, while the spindle rotates clockwise.

Climb (cutting)

The feed direction runs clockwise, while the spindle rotates clockwise.

Contour cut

Removal of material within a specified region with variable depth topography. Is oriented independently of the material surface.

Cut file

A 2D drawing of the pieces/parts ...

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