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Destiny Tool’s customers can now find Destiny’s product data on MachiningCloud, eliminating the need to search through printed catalogs, telephone calls and multiple websites to find optimal tooling. By using ISO13399 and GTC, the Destiny Tool product data residing on MachiningCloud is also easily imported into any shop software supporting these standards.
ISO 13399 is an international standard for the digital representation of cutting tool data. GTC (Generic Tool Catalog) is a complement to ISO 13399 for vendor neutral classification of cutting tools and data file structures.
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Where the Destiny Tool & Machining Cloud Partnership Started
“I called Mark Albert about his article on the ISO 13399 standard. I needed to ask him about some specific information related to the standard that, according to our research, was still being developed and not really agreed upon by the ISO committee. (See below for more info on this). I explained to Mark some of the problems I had discovered regarding data field nomenclature standards, Mark suggested that I speak to Tom Mullen on the ISO standards working group at Kennametal, as well as members of the NOVO project team. Tom was very helpful and suggested some CAM software contacts to talk to about the subject.
Eventually I talked to Mark Palma, Product Development Manager, at ESPRIT. Mark followed up with an email after our conversation: "I hope that I was able to help in regards to your questions about ISO13399. As I stated on the phone DP Technology is using the MachiningCloud to provide ESPRIT with tool definition\models from cutting tool providers."
After talking to the people at MachiningCloud I was very excited to learn that the MachiningCloud library would not only be in compliance with the ISO13399 standard, but it would also be exportable to just about every commonly used CAD, CAM & ERP software used within the metalcutting industry!"
Our customers can now download the tooling data for our end mills and import it right to their CAM system! This is going to save our customers a lot of time and money on data entry and let them focus maximizing the chip loads of our tools!
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ISO 13399 Nomenclature Confusion
APMX - Depth of cut maximum "LOC"
BD - Body Diameter
BDX - Body Diameter Max at SDL "LBS Shank Necked Diameter"
DC - Cutting diameter "DIA - OD"
DMM - Shank Diameter
LF - Functional length "OAL"
LB - Body Length
LBX - Body length max
LU - Usable Length
LUX - Usable Length Max
NOF - Flute Count
OAL - Overall Length
Please be aware that a new standard for defining cutting tool nomenclature has been adopted under the ISO 13399. This ISO standard specifies a common format for identifying and describing cutting tools for use in various CAD and CAM software applications used around the world.
ISO 13399 is an international standard of parameters and information structure, rather than tool function. At Destiny Tool we have adopted the standard and can provide a data table in excel format for easy import into your tooling libraries. Above is a depiction of this new standard nomenclature. Please CONTACT US is you would like our datafile for your database.
"I’ve spent today looking at the standards, talking to people and trying to see how they are actually being implemented. After all of this time I’m still confused as to what the standard is.
Take a look at the above image.
LF vs OAL - You will see that I have used several items interchagably on the Destiny Image attached. “LF” and “OAL” seem to be the same information. At first I thought that the LF was mainly used for the total length of the tool /toolholder combination (as shown in the ‘mtconnectGraphic.jpg at the right) but Sandvik has posted on their website (see screeshot” “sandvik example ISO 13399”) only the LF value and not an OAL value.
LBX vs LUX - Again, I’ve listed both on the Destiny image attached. Take a look at the image "MTConnect Standard Part 4 1 - Cutting Tools” and compare that to the aforementioned mtconnectGraphic.jpg
I’ve also attached a parameters spreadsheet for you to take a look at. I’ve highlighted several items that appear to being used interchangeably. Again, I’m just looking at what’s currently being used and trying to understand it for the past several hours and it seems to be really be opening a pandora’s box of new nomenclature that is not being used on a consistent basis."
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MachiningCloud is dedicated to leading a digital shift within the discrete manufacturing industry to deliver a new level of operational efficiency. Cloud-based applications, resources, services, and knowledge and digital product data from the world’s leading manufacturers of cutting tools, machine tools, workholding and specialty products are providing efficiency improvements by facilitating the flow of data to and from today’s data intensive shop-floor, software.
For cutting tool manufacturer’s and their customers, the MachiningCloud app is an Industry 4.0 solution delivering up-to-date cutting tool manufacturers’ product knowledge and data, fast-tracking cutting tool selection, CNC programming, simulation and shop floor operations. By providing data from the world’s leading suppliers, MachiningCloud eliminates the hassles of searching through printed catalogs, telephone calls and multiple websites to find optimal tooling, while also removing the burden of manually typing tooling data into CAD/CAM software.
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