Articles tagged with: 5 Axis Toolpaths

27
August
2014

5 Tips for 5-Axis Machining

The Following tips and examples should be helpful to those considering or just getting started with Multi-Axis Milling toolpaths.

Tip #1: Use “clean” geometry.

Garbage in = Garbage out. Multi-axis calculations are complex, so it is essential to drive multi-axis toolpaths with as simple and robust geometry as possible. For example, the part below has two slots. They are identical except for the circular cutouts in slot 1. In this case it is better to choose the slot 2 (without the cutouts) because it the floor surface is simpler. The toolpaths can be Pattern copied to machine the other slot.

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Figure 1: Pick simplest features

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

27
June
2014

5 Axis Machining Demonstration

Autodesk was recently invited to Selway Machine Tool Company to participate in their West Coast Manufacturing Expo. This part was programmed in HSMWorks to showcase the versatility of the new Haas UMC-750, 5-axis universal center. Try HSMWorks today!

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Multi-Axis Contour Compensation Direction

HSMWorks 2011 introduces a compensation direction parameter on the Multi-Axis Contour strategy.

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Compensation direction

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Selecting Open Edges for Surface Driven Swarf

When the Swarf strategy is used in the Surface driven (Automatic) mode, on an open surface, the direction and orientation of the tool is not determined until the toolpath is generated, and there is no preview of the tool position.

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Swarf preview with only surfaces selected.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks