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.

fusion 360 tool libraries

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

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 webapps@harveyperformance.com.

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 webapps@harveyperformance.com

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 helicaltech@harveyperformance.com.

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 harveytech@harveyperformance.com.

 

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.

You will be able to search for a tool by tool number, or EDP number. 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.

You can also search by keyword. For example, if you are looking for Harvey Tool Undercutting End Mills, search for “Undercutting End Mills” to filter results down to just those tools. If you need metric tools, type “metric” into the search bar to see your results.

You will also be able to search by dimensions, flute count, profile type (square, ball, corner radius), and all of the other search features already available to you in Autodesk’s HSM software.

Downloading a Tool Library

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

You will see two options listed: “For Fusion 360” and “For Autodesk HSM”. To download your HSM tool library, choose the “For Autodesk HSM” option. This will trigger an .HSMLib file to download into your computer’s Downloads folder.

HSM Tool Libraries

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

Once you have downloaded your HSM tool library, you will need to import the tool libraries into your HSM software by heading to the “My Libraries” tab and right-clicking and selecting “Open in Window Explorer”. From there, navigate to your Downloads folder on your computer, and select the tool library files you have downloaded to add them to your HSM library.