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:

About the Author
Marek Pawlus
Marek’s focus is development of postprocessors, NC code simulation kits and NX Open applications for NX CAM. In 2016 Marek founded NCmatic in Poland to provide services for NX CAM users. In 2017 NCmatic became Siemens’ Software and Technology Partner. In 2018 Marek launched second location of NCmatic in Morgan Hill, California, to make it even easier for companies from United States to cooperate with NCmatic. Marek graduated from University of Technology in Rzeszow, Poland in 2010 with master’s degree in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering. While Marek’s area of interest is CAM software and CNC controllers, he also has hands-on experience as CAM programmer in motorsport industry.

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