3D Cutter Compensation

3D paths control the center-tip of the tool. Figure 9.2 shows and compares how the tool path changes based on tool shape

Figure 9.2: 3D Cutter Compensation

Cutter Diameter Compensation (G41/G42) is not supported for 3D tool paths by most CNC controls. The only way to compensate for a worn 3D finishing tool is to replace it.