Cutter Compensation

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Cutter compensation is a method of shifting the tool path so that the actual centerline of the tool moves to either the left or right of the programmed path. Normally, cutter compensation is programmed to shift the tool in order to control feature size. The offset display is used to enter the amount that the tool is to be shifted. The offset can be entered as either a diameter or radius value, depending on Setting 40, for both the geometry and wear values. If diameter is specified, the shift amount is half of the value entered. The effective offset values are the sum of the geometry and wear values. Cutter compensation is only available in the X Axis and the Y Axis for 2D machining (G17). For 3D machining, cutter compensation is available in the X Axis, Y Axis, and Z Axis (G141).

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