Programming 5-axis movements with 3-axis functions
The tip 5-axis simultaneous milling at constant tilt angle with 3-axis strategies explained how 5-axis toolpaths can be easily created and flexibly used with 3-axis functions. Can I also use this for simultaneous 5-axis machining of parts with multiple cavities?
Yes. The "3to5-axis" option can also be used to very easily create 5-axis NC programs for parts with multiple cavities.
Here's how you do it
Create an NCJob for machining surfaces with the "Nc3axJob/MSurf" function in the Job Manager.
Start the calculation. The tool now rotates around the selected axis of rotation.
You can combine this machining operation with a fixed tilt angle; cf. tip 5-axis simultaneous milling at constant tilt angle with 3-axis strategies.
To learn more about how to easily use the possibilities for 5-axis simultaneous milling in 3-axis functions, call up the context-sensitive help in the 3-axis function in the "Collision avoidance" area.
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