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A Review by Craig W. Hargrave

January 11, 2015, 12:29 am by admin

Your calculator is great… after a few years of using it, I am 100% confident in it. Great job!

I have used the software daily for probably close to two years now... Anything from aluminum to 17-4 to A2 Rc65 and any tool I throw at it, in any length.

The numbers that your calculator give have never failed.

The HSM and chip thinning functions have elevated my milling capabilities without question.

Hands down the best money I have ever spent on a manufacturing tool. Thank you!

Craig W. Hargrave
All Out Mfg

Social Media Quotes

December 7, 2013, 12:51 am by admin

Here are some quotes by users of HSMAdvisor and FSWizard taken from various online CNC machining related resources.

I am getting many more letters with suggestions and thanks, but i do not feel like publishing them as they might have been intended as private correspondence.

Keep your suggestions coming on our forums located at http://zero-divide.net?page=forums and by email (see contact page)

Thanks everybody for your references and support.

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We purchased the HSMAdvisor, set up our HP and torque specs, and successfully launched a new strategy for roughing and semi-finishing small parts on these machines.

MotorCityMinion on emastercam.com

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HSM machining brass on mazak 430a. Couldnt do it with out the hsmadvisor.com calculator and thanks to jamesu229 on practicalmachinist.com for the tool

c hargrave on YouTube

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If you can side mill with a cabide end mill the new HSM techniques make this a snap.
plus one on Hsmadvisor.com

pa4445 on practicalmachinist.com

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Hsmadvisor.com use the free 30day trial. Youll be hooked

alloutmx on practicalmachinist.com

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Have you tried the hsmadvisor.com calculator yet? Free 30 day trial...and worth every penny after. Definity changed the way I program.

alloutmx on practicalmachinist.com


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Yeah zero 15 HP aint much thata why I finally convinced my boss to try out HSM. More SFM and more MRR. He comes from manual machining doing old school theory of really large DOC and slower feed rate. Something you just can't do on 15HP. So he was skeptical all the way up and till I showed him what it could do. By the way zero love the calculator its amazing. Best one I have found. I won't lie though I was scared out of my wits when i let thay thing loose. Haha.

Drew24 on practicalmachinist.com

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Best thing you can do is buy good, American-made HSS tools, and use a good feeds and speed calculator - like FSWizard or HSMAdvisor (Google them) - to set your feeds and speeds.

Ray L. on cnczone.com

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Been quietly using this for a few weeks and find that the figures given are very good to actual cutting data.
One thing where this excels is that most commercial programs spit figures out that bear no relation to the machine it's on.
OK for industry who has 3,678 HP on tap [ approx ] but if you only have an X2 mill with 500W on tap then it's a different ball game.
Also like the fact that it also recognizes that the rest of the world uses metric units.

Keep up the good work.

John Stevenson on homeshopmachinist.com

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HSM Advisor and FS Wizard are opposite sides of the same coin.  FSWizard is web based and free to use, and HSM Advisor is standalone PC based but costs.  I have found that FS Wizard is quite good, but very aggressive.  If you put in all the setup data it asks for, use coolant or lubricant  when you should, and have a fairly rigid machine you can make all the cuts it calculates.  Its also got a pretty decent material database built in and calculates for different tools, geometry, coatings, and even machining types like milling, drilling, and turning. 

I've also found zero-divide (the author of FS Wizard and HSM Advisor) is quite easy to work with.  He also has a free and a paid version of FS Wizard for the Android Market.  When I am doing a quick simple job using the Mach 3 Wizards I'll often double check my numbers using the FS Wizard cell ap rather than walk in the office and use the CAD/CAM computer.  I've got 4 FS aps on my cell phone, but FS Wizard is the only one I use anymore.

Bob La Blonde on CamBam.co.uk

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just get a copy of zero devices software. I am in China now and the company I am working for has 14 copies and they live by the feed and speed it outputs

g-coder on practicalmachinist.com

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Great product and something I have complete faith in using. He has done a great job working on it. Also be cool to see what he get done as he keeps adding to it.

Crazy^Millman on emastercam.com


This is another video from his Productivity Series.

In there we get a quick demonstration of HSM techniques Eric is using to produce his beautiful vise.

Also my own HSMAdvisor is featured there!

Thank you Eric!

Orange Vise are produced in the USA.

Check out this website for more info http://orangevise.com


Bob La Londe' review of FSWizard/HSMAdvisor

October 10, 2013, 8:00 am by admin

This recent post was taken from CamBam forums. It was made by a reputable and longstanding member of CNC DIY community Bob La Londe.

This post was modified to remove references to other software packages to prevent me from being sued. If you wish to read the full article please visit the original forum page located here.

 


 

Re: Speed & Feed Primer ~ Long & Boring & Essentials « Reply #18 on: October 06, 2013, 20:31:44 pm »

(edited. To read the full response please visit the cambam forum post located here)

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I will probably buy a copy of HSMAdvisor sooner or later.  HSMAdvisor and FSWizard are opposite sides of the same coin.  FSWizard is web based and free to use, and HSMAdvisor is standalone PC based but costs.  I have found that FSWizard is quite good, but very aggressive.  If you put in all the setup data it asks for, use coolant or lubricant  when you should, and have a fairly rigid machine you can make all the cuts it calculates.  Its also got a pretty decent material database built in and calculates for different tools, geometry, coatings, and even machining types like milling, drilling, and turning.  

 

I've also found zero-divide (the author of FSWizard and HSMAdvisor) is quite easy to work with.  He also has a free and a paid version of FSWizard for the Android Market.  When I am doing a quick simple job using the Mach 3 Wizards I'll often double check my numbers using the FSWizard cell app rather than walk in the office and use the CAD/CAM computer.  I've got 4 FS apps on my cell phone, but FSWizard is the only one I use anymore.  

 

ALL OF THAT ASIDE:

 

What would be cool regardless of the tool is a direct interface from something like HSMAdvisor to drop the numbers back into CamBam rather than manually entering them one at a time.  Calculate a cut using all of your parameters, step over, DOC, stickout, etc, and then click OK to send all of the appropriate numbers to the MOP you are working on.  

Getting started on CNC?  In or passing through my area?

If I have the time I'll be glad to show you a little in my shop.  

Some Stuff I Make with CamBam

http://www.YumaTackle.com

 


Pre-Hard Stainless & HSM Advisor Test

May 19, 2013, 3:55 pm by admin

Sevaral weeks ago i saw a post on CNCZone.

A HSMadvisor user Peter Neil used it to calculate cutting conditions for cutting a block of pre-hardened stainless steel.
His machine was Tormach.

Here is an exact copy-paste from that forum post:
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Did a test cut on the Tormach today using feeds & speeds from the latest version of the excellent HSM advisor.
To make it interesting, I did the cut using some 1.2085 pre-hard Stainless Steel as I have plenty of stock of it and have a job in mind for this, and wanted to see how it cut on the Tormach.
The material is like a stainless P20, at 16% Chrome/1% Nickel & 0.5% Sulphur (which makes it slightly free-er machining) and is hardened to around 33-35 Rockwell C, so I used the HSM advisor guidelines for machining P20 rather than Stainless. Cutter was a 10mm 4-flute Carbide TiAlN coated EM.

So...... ticking the HSM/Chip thinning option I got a speed of 5120 and feed of 2214mm/minute( 87 IPM). I used a DOC of 10mm and WOC of 0.5mm/0.020" - and turned off the flood cooling to machine it completely dry. The finish pass on the 1st level was 15mm DOC and 0.5mm WOC and slightly lower speeds/feeds.

Loaded up a 40mm x 63mm block , pressed the start button, and it went from this....





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