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[title] Information for Milling File creation: part 1
[* black] In CNC Milling you use '''CAM''' (Computer Aided Manufacturing) Software to create individual or sequential '''Toolpaths'''
[* black] A Toolpath is a path that a cutting tool (Milling Bit) follows, allowing the cutting tool to cut material at a certain depth at a certain speed along a certain geometry. There are different types of Toolpaths that have varying features that are specialized for certain tasks, such as pocketing or profile cutting
[* black] To use BoXZY for CNC Milling you will need to understand the differences between '''Feed Rate''' and '''Speed '''. Speeds and Feeds are dependent on the Material you have selected, the Bit you are using and how much Material you desire to remove per '''Pass'''
[* black] '''Feed Rate''' is the rate at which the cutting tool travels on the X and Y axis. This is written as distance/time such as 25.4mm/60seconds
[* black] '''Speed''' is the rate at which the cutting tool spins, RPM
[* black] A '''Pass '''is the depth of cut for the geometry of your Toolpath. You will typically use multiple Passes to cut out your part. You will cut the same shape multiple times each time cutting deeper. As you gain experience you will learn how to optimize your Toolpath ''Feeds'', ''Speeds'' and ''Passes''
[* black] '''Plunge Rate''' is another element of the Toolpath. The Plunge Rate is the Feed Rate that the cutting tool is moving as it enters into the material on the Z axis
[* black] There are countless resources that explain CAM and CNC Milling online, feel free to search for further resources. We will provided some basics is this guide that will allow you to use your BoXZY with simple milling example

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