Form Tool Calculation Program
Form Tool Design Manual

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Somma's Exclusive Program Performs
All Your Form Tool Calculations

FOR RESHARPENABLE QUICK  CHANGE FORM TOOL INSERTS

All you need to do is enter:

  • Front Clearance Angle = 12º
  • Top Rake Angle = 5º
  • Base Diameter of Part =

Then as you enter each part diameter, the program calculates the corrected step difference.

FOR RESHARPENABLE QUICK CHANGE SHAVE TOOL INSERTS

All you need to do is enter:

  • Front Clearance Angle = 0º

  • Top Rake Angle = 0º

  • Base Diameter of Part = .000",.125" or .500" depending on holder being used.

Then as you enter each part diameter, the program calculates the corrected step difference.

FOR CIRCULAR FORM TOOLS

All you need to do is enter:

  • Tool Diameter ---
  • Tool Offset Distance---
  • Top Rake Angle---
  • Base Diameter of Part---
  • Then as you enter each part diameter, the program calculates tool diameter and step difference.

 

 

FOR FLAT TYPE FORM TOOLS

All you need to do is enter:

  • Front Clearance Angle---

  • Top Rake Angle---

  • Base Diameter of Part---

  • Then as you enter each part diameter, the program calculates the corrected step difference.

FOR RADIUS PROBLEMS

All you need to do is:

  • Enter any two of the three dimensions of a chord.

The program will calculate the third dimension.

FOR TRIANGLE PROBLEMS

All you need to do is:

  • Enter any two of the four dimensions of a right angle triangle---

 

The program will calculate the remaining two dimensions.

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FEATURES
  • Leads you through problems.
  • Eliminates long, complicated manual calculations.
  • Eliminates corrected diameter tables, charts, graphs, trig tables, and square root calculations.
  • Calculates any Circular Form Tool - regardless of Diameter, Offset or Top Rake.
  • Calculates any Flat Type Form Tool - regardless of Front Clearance Angle or Top Rake.
  • Can print out answers for a permanent record.

Form Tool Design Manual

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THE SOMMA FORM TOOL DESIGN MANUAL

ANSWERS ALL THE QUESTIONS YOU WANTED

TO KNOW ABOUT FORM TOOL DESIGNING.

Click here to download in Acrobat PDF format or
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  • CHECKLIST
  • DRAWING 
  • CALCULATING
  • DIMENSIONING
  • HELPFUL IDEAS
  • USEFUL TABLES
  • SELECTION TOOL MATERIAL
  • FORM TOOL GEOMETRY