The topic of the post is two-fold: one, we need to introduce Lean Machine's integration of Autodesk's HSM programming for all of our mills and lathes; second, we want to show a really cool compound miter cut on the end of a steel tube. Below is a CAD model from Autodesk Inventor. The really neat thing about HSM is that it allows us to program directly inside of Inventor so there is no need to have a translation file in between CAM (Computer Aided Machining), or a separate CAM program.
Doing a compound cut would normally require a 4 or 5 axis milling machine. Instead, we created angled and twisted jaws for our vises.