5-Axis Contouring and Complex Surfacing

May 16, 2019

In our Spring 2019 Portland NX User’s Group event, we reviewed optimizing 5-axis contouring with an example part.

If you do any kind of programming with NX CAM, you know there’s a lot of different ways to do anything. Much of it comes down to your preference but in this tutorial vid, we’re going to show a couple of different options for multi-axis contouring and some surfacing options.

First we’re going to go with the most simple: a tilt-tool axis. Then the next operation we’re going to do is a contour profile. A contour profile adds a little bit extra level of difficulty, especially with the five-axis demo part we’re using essentially with no floor. Lastly but very broadly we’ll go over variable axis guiding curves, with a focus on zig-zag with patch, spiral without patch, and helical profile.



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