Working with Holemaking/Threading Tools

Due to the differences in naming conventions between manufacturers, some Harvey Tool holemaking and threading tools will not appear exactly as you think in Fusion 360. However, each tool does contain a description with the exact name of the tool. For example, Harvey Tool Flat Bottom Drills display in Fusion 360 as Counterbores, but the description field will call them out as Flat Bottom Drills, as you can see below.

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Harvey Tool has a line of High Performance Composite Drills with the Brad Point geometry that prevents fraying and tear out. Fusion 360 does not currently support rendering the tip geometry, so What the user will see in the software is the initial drill point and then a flat that transitions to the drill diameter. This transition matches the point in which the brad point geometry would return to the drill diameter and was done to ensure that the flute length of the drill is correctly displayed within the software. We have also added a note in the Product Link field for those tools, which you can see below.

Below is a chart that will help you match up Harvey Tool names with the current Fusion 360 tool names.

Tool Name Fusion 360 Name
Combined Drill & Countersink Center Drill
Counterbores – Flat Bottom Counterbore
Miniature Drill Drill
Miniature Drills – Spotting Drill Spot Drill
Miniature High Performance Drills – Aluminum Alloys Drill
Miniature High Performance Drills – Deep Hole Coolant Through Drill
Miniature High Performance Drills – Flat Bottom Drill Counterbore
Miniature High Performance Drills – Hardened Steels Drill
Miniature High Performance Drills – Prehardened Steels Drill
All Other Holemaking/Threading Tools Form Mill

Working With Specialty Profile Tools

Due to the differences in naming conventions between manufacturers, some Harvey/Helical specialty profile tools will not appear exactly as you think in Fusion 360. However, each tool does contain a description with the exact name of the tool. For example, Harvey Tool Drill/End Mills display in Fusion 360 as Spot Drills, but the description field will call them out as Drill/End Mill tools, as you can see below.

Below is a chart that will help you match up Harvey/Helical tool names with the current Fusion 360 tool names.

Tool Name Fusion 360 Name
Back Chamfer Cutter Dovetail Mill
Chamfer Cutters Chamfer Mill
Corner Rounding End Mill – Unflared Radius Mill
Dovetail Cutter Dovetail Mill
Drill/End Mill Spot Drill
Engraving Cutter/Marking Cutter – Tip Radius Tapered Mill
Engraving Cutter – Tipped Off & Pointed Chamfer Mill
Keyseat Cutter Slot Mill
Runner Cutter Tapered Mill
Undercutting End Mill Lollipop Mill
All Other Specialty Profiles Form Mill

Feedback/Additional Support

If you need additional support with your Harvey Tool and Helical libraries, think you may have found some dimensional data that needs correcting, or have feedback you want to share with our team, you can get in touch with us by sending an email to [email protected].

Speeds and Feeds – Helical Solutions

To ensure the best possible machining results, we have decided not to prepopulate speeds and feeds information into our tool libraries. Instead, we encourage machinists to access the speeds and feeds resources that we offer to dial accurate running parameters based on their material, application, and machine capabilities.

Helical Solutions Speeds & Feeds

To access speeds and feeds information for your Helical Solutions end mills, we recommend using our Machining Advisor Pro application. Machining Advisor Pro (MAP) generates specialized machining parameters by pairing the unique geometries of your Helical Solutions end mill with your exact tool path, material, and machine setup. MAP is available free of charge as a web-based desktop app, or as a downloadable application on the App Store for iOS and Google Play.

To learn more about Machining Advisor Pro and get started today, visit www.machiningadvisorpro.com. If you have any questions about MAP, please reach out to us at [email protected]

machining advisor pro

If you have further questions about speeds and feeds, please reach out to our Technical Support team. They can be reached Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM EST at 866-543-5422, or by email at [email protected]

Downloading a Tool Library

To download one of our tool libraries, head to https://cam.autodesk.com/hsmtools. There you will find Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions tool libraries. You will be able to sort by vendor or use the search bar to filter results.

You can also find a direct link to our tool libraries in the webpage above, or by clicking the links below.

Harvey Tool

Helical Solutions

From there, you will need to import the tool libraries from your Downloads folder into Fusion 360. These tool libraries can be imported into your “Local” or “Cloud” Fusion libraries, depending on where you would like them to appear. To turn on your “Cloud” libraries, you will need to access your Account Preferences and enable “Cloud Libraries”, as you can see in the short clip below.

Fusion 360 Tool Libraries

Curt Chan, Autodesk MFG Marketing Manager, takes a deeper dive into the process behind downloading, importing, and using CAM tool libraries in the instructional video below.

Speeds and Feeds – Harvey Tool

To ensure the best possible machining results, we have decided not to prepopulate speeds and feeds information into our tool libraries. Instead, we encourage machinists to access the speeds and feeds resources that we offer to dial accurate running parameters based on their material, application, and machine capabilities.

Harvey Tool Speeds & Feeds

To access speeds and feeds information for your Harvey Tool product, head to http://www.harveytool.com/cms/SpeedsFeeds_228.aspx to find speeds and feeds libraries for every tool.

harvey tool speeds and feeds

If you are looking for tool specific speeds and feeds information, you will need to access the tool’s “Tech Info” page. You can reach these pages by clicking any of the hyperlinked tool numbers across all of our product tables. From there, simply click “Speeds & Feeds” to access the speeds and feeds PDF for that specific tool.

harvey tool speeds and feeds

If you have further questions about speeds and feeds, please reach out to our Technical Support team. They can be reached Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 7 PM EST at 800-645-5609, or by email at [email protected]

 

Selecting a Tool

Once you have downloaded and imported your tool libraries, selecting a specific tool or group of tools can be done in several ways.

Searching by Tool Number

To search by tool number, simply enter the tool number into the search bar at the top of your tool library window. For example, if you are looking for Helical Tool EDP 00015, enter “00015” into the search bar, and the results will narrow to show only that tool.

fusion 360 tool libraries

In the default display settings for Fusion 360, the tool number is not displayed in the table of results, where you will find the tool name, flute count, cutter diameter, and other important information. If you would like to add the tool number to this list of available data, you can right click on the top menu bar where it says “Name”, and select “Product ID” from the drop down menu. This will add the tool number (ex. 00015) to the list of information readily available to you in the table.

Searching by Keyword

To search by a keyword, simply input the keyword into the search bar at the top of the tool library window. For example, if you are looking for metric tooling, you can search “metric” to filter by tools matching that keyword. This is helpful when searching for Specialty Profile tools which are not supported by the current profile filters in Fusion 360, like the Harvey Tool Double Angle Shank Cutters seen in the example below.

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Searching by Tool Type

To search by tool type, click the “Type” button in the top menu of your tool library window. From there, you will be able to segment the tools by their profile. For example, if you only wanted to see Harvey Tool ball nose end mills, choose “Ball”, and your tool results will filter accordingly.

fusion 360 tool libraries

As more specialty profiles are added, these filters will allow you to filter by profiles such as chamfer, dovetail, drill, threadmill, and more. However, some specialty profile tools do not currently have a supported tool type in Fusion 360. These tools show as “form tools”, and are easier to find by searching by tool number or name. For example, there is not currently a profile filter for “Double Angle Shank Cutters”, so you will not be able to sort by that profile. Instead, type “Double Angle Shank Cutter” into the search bar (see “Searching by Keyword”) to filter by that tool type.

Searching by Tool Dimensions

To search by tool dimensions, click the “Dimensions” button in the top menu of your tool library window. From there, you will be able to filter tools by your desired dimensions, including cutter diameter, flute count, overall length, radius, and flute length (also known as length of cut). For example, if you wanted to see Helical 3 flute end mills in a 0.5 inch diameter, you would check off the boxes next to “Diameter” and “Flute Count” and enter the values you are looking for. From there, the tool results will filter based on the selections you have made.

fusion 360 tool libraries