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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.

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Thanks everybody for your references and support.

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

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

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If you can side mill with a cabide end mill the new HSM techniques make this a snap.
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pa4445 on

Quote: use the free 30day trial. Youll be hooked

alloutmx on

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

alloutmx on

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

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

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

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

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

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