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5-axis programming

Index (3+2) and simultaneous 5-axis milling.
For turbine wheels, blades, ports milling.

Ultimate 5-axis programming workflow

Ultimate 5-axis machines programming workflow

Rest material handling

SprutCAM always keeps the workpiece updated live within the operations sequence to optimize the toolpath and avoid air-cutting.

Every subsequent operation detects the workpiece in the state it was left by previous operation.

Thus the machine time is kept optimized.

On the screenshot,the green color is the part itself and orange is the current state of the workpiece.

Ultimate 5-axis machines programming workflow

Machine kinematics consideration

SprutCAM takes into account the machine kinematics with all its limitations when the toolpath is calculated.

The simulation automatically commences in the background immediately after the toolpath is
calculated. The user can avoid any collisions that may occur without having to switch to Simulation mode.

Thus the CNC programming workflow is very streamlined and takes much less time; especially for multi-axis programming.

Ultimate 5-axis programming workflow

Rest material handling

SprutCAM always keeps the workpiece updated live within the operations sequence to optimize the toolpath and avoid air-cutting.

Every subsequent operation detects the workpiece in the state it was left by previous operation.

Thus the machine time is kept optimized.

On the screenshot,the green color is the part itself and orange is the current state of the workpiece.

Ultimate 5-axis programming workflow

Machine kinematics consideration

SprutCAM takes into account the machine kinematics with all its limitations when the toolpath is calculated.

The simulation automatically commences in the background immediately after the toolpath is
calculated. The user can avoid any collisions that may occur without having to switch to Simulation mode.

Thus the CNC programming workflow is very streamlined and takes much less time; especially for multi-axis programming.

Equipment safety: collision control during toolpath calculation

SprutCAM takes into account the machine axis limits for the toolpath calculation. There is no need for postprocessing and separate simulation for collision and axis limits control.

Tool holder collision control

Tool holder collision control in SprutCAM

Tool holder collisions are handled during toolpath calculation.

Moving parts collision control

Moving parts collision control in SPrutCAM

Possible collisions between moving machine parts and with the workpiece are handled automatically during toolpath calculation.

Axis limits control

Axis limits control in SprutCAM

Axis limits are considered during toolpath calculation.

Tilted working plane (TWP)

g68.2 / cycle800 / plane spatial

Automatic and manual local CS transformation for 3+2 machining

Tool center point management (TCPM)

G43.4 / TRAORI / M128

TCPM mode for continuous 5-axis machining

5-axis toolpath suite

Multiaxis machining toolpaths

8 strategies for toolpath control

  • parallel to horizontal plane

  • parallel to vertical plane

  • parallel to 3D plane

  • parallel to curve

  • across curve

  • morph between two curves

  • morph between two faces

  • around rotary axis

7 strategies for tool axis control

  • normal to surface

  • flank

  • fixed

  • to rotary axis

  • through the point

  • through the curve

  • perpendicular to the toolpath

Special 5-axis solutions

Blade machining

Multi-blade machining

5-axis port machining

5-axis morph between two curves operation, the tool axis is perpendicular to the machining surface.
Toolpath strategies: rotation – axial and normal to the guiding curves, with adjustment of the lean angles.
Toolpath strategies: along the plane – morph, tool axis – through point. Lollipop mill is supported.

Blade machining

Blade machining
5-axis morph between two curves operation, the tool axis is perpendicular to the machining surface.

Multi-blade machining

Turbine wheel machining
Toolpath strategies: rotation – axial and normal to the guiding curves, with adjustment of the lean angles.

5-axis port machining

5 axis port machining in the cylinder head
Toolpath strategies: along the plane – morph, tool axis – through point. Lollipop mill is supported.

SprutCAM has a comprehensive set of 5-axis strategies.

Enough to solve any 5-axis machining task.

Explore other milling solutions

2.5- and 3-axis milling

Find out more about 3-axis machines programming in SprutCAM. Production of 2D / 3D parts, mold & dies.

Rotary milling

Find out more about milling with 4th axis solution. Productions of screws, blades, gear wheels, balusters

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