Machining a Torx Pattern into a Hex-Head Bolt!

Torx Head FTW!

We modified hex head screws into torx for a custom fixturing setup. We weren’t sure of the material, nor could we find exact feeds and speeds recommendations for this 0.02″ (0.49 mm) Harvey Tool Endmill, so we created our own reliable cutting recipes! Let’s tackle the Fusion 360 CAD/CAM, discuss setups for one-off vs production runs, and why clocking the workpiece is important.

CAD & CAM File