Stock to Leave is the amount of material that is to be left after the operation has finished.
Axial Stock to Leave is the amount to leave along the tool axis, ie. on the floors of the part.
Radial Stock to Leave is the amount to leave perpendicular to the tool axis, ie. on the walls of the part. By default, the radial stock to leave follows the set axial stock to leave.
Both, radial and axial stock to leave can be negative numbers. Then the machining operation will remove more material from your stock than your component shape. This is normally required when you want to machine an electrode to be used in spark erosion machining.
When using negative stock to leave, the amount can not exceed the corner radius of the tool (for rounded tools), or the tool radius (for flat end tools).
|Only radial stock to leave||Only axial stock to leave||Equal axial and radial|