5-axis finishing walls of deep cavities

5-axis finishing walls of deep cavities

In this week Technical Tuesday with NX CAM I will show couple methods of machining side walls of deep cavities.

I will focus on simultaneous 5-axis methods only, so I will use z-level 5-axis operation as first example.
Second approach will be to make 3-axis operation and transform it to 5-axis, using “Tilt Tool Axis” option in NX CAM.
As third example I will use 5-axis streamline operation.

In first two examples I will use traditional ball-end mill, but for third-one I will use kind of tool which is designed exactly for situations like this.

Benefit of using “Barrel Shaped” tools:

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Marek Pawlus Marek Pawlus
NCmatic is a new Siemens PLM Software and Technology Partner specializing in NX CAM. Our main focus is to develop tools integrated into NX which automate and enhance the everyday workflow for CAM users. Through our new partnership with Siemens, we have full access to integration technology that allows us to develop advanced and reliable applications right inside of the NX user interface.

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