Topic: ChipTip v 1.0 description

Version 1.0  contains 8 screens with often used workshop calculations:

1. "Threads" screen allows you to find hole diameter for tapping particular internal thread (nut) and rod diameter (to be turned on lathe) for cutting of external thread (bolt). Also program gives you depth of cut and number of passes (together with depth of each pass) when turning thread via lathe with tool bit. Screen allows to choose standard threads: Metric coarse, Metric fine, UNC, UNF, UNEF, UN, UNS, G BSP, W BS84, BSF, TR, PG. Also you can calculate non standard Metric and UN* threads by entering its nominal diameter and pitch.

2. "Cutting speed" screen allows you to calculate appropriate cutting speed or spindle speed or mill cutter diameter. The screen is very useful both for milling work and lathe turning and answers many questions like "which spindle speed I need to chose for this work". Many practical examples of its usage is described in the associated help screen.

3. "Preferred fits" - allows to choose the fit between two parts: one part with the \"hole\" (it is round shape or two inner parallel planes), second part of \"shaft\" type (either of round shape or two outer parallel planes). You can choose the fit with desired tightness and mechanical properties and then calculate exact dimensions of your part.

4. "Cones" screen allows to find unknown cone dimension based on known dimensions. Also some selection of standard cones (e.g. Morse) built in to this program for reference purpose.

5. "Visual thermometer for steel" - contains simulation of steel bar heater and shows realistic tint and radiant heat colors for steel. This screen could be used to determine steel temperature by "eye" which is enough for many metal working hobbyists. Also the screen contains reference  data for hardening and tempering several generic steels (based on %of carbon in it).

6. "Thermal expansion" - based on selected material (there are 18 different materials), temperature variation and linear dimension of the part this screen calculates expanded linear dimension. Or based on two linear dimensions it can calculate temperature variation needed to achieve such dimension difference.

7. "Hex/square raw material" - calculates rod diameter you need to mill hex or square profile from it.

8. "Level resolution" - calculates real resolution of machinists level when its mounted on a stand.

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