Continuous 5 axis machining in SprutCAM PDM
8 toolpath strategies for tool tip trajectory
- parallel to horizontal plane
- parallel to vertical plane
- parallel to 3D plane
- parallel to curve
- morph between two curves
- around rotary axis
- across curve
- morph between two face
7 toolpath strategies for tool axis control
- perpendicular to surface
- to rotary axis
- through the point
- through the curve
- perpendicular to the toolpath
SprutCAM PDM has a comprehensive set of 5 axis strategies. It is enough to solve any 5 axis machining task.
5 axis machining examples in SprutCAM PDM
Turbine wheel machining
Toolpath strategies: rotation axial and normal to the guiding curves, with the adjustment of the lean angles strategies are used to set the 5 axis machining tool axisPlay Video
High rising wall machining
Toolpath strategies: rotation axial and normal to the guiding curves, with the adjustment of the lean angles strategies are used to set the 5 axis machining tool axisPlay video
Learn more about the 3&2 Axis toolpaths. SprutCAM PDM is suitable for all 5-axis machines
Ultimate 5 axis machines programming workflow
Rest material handling
the workpiece keeps always 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 green color is the part itself and orange is the current state of the workpiece.
Machine kinematics consideration
We take the machine kinematics with all its limitations into account already when calculating the first tool path.
The simulation goes in the background immediately after the toolpath is calculated. User can avoid all the collisions if happened and even does not need to switch to simulation.
Thus the CNC programming workflow streamlines and takes much less time especially for 5 axis machines programming