hyperMILL 5AXIS Tilt Strategies

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Depending on the geometry and machine kinematics, the user can choose between 5axis machining with a fixed tool angle, automatic indexing or true simultaneous motion.

Multi-axis indexing with fixed tool inclination

Moving and tipping of the workplane allows parts to be machined from different directions without reclamping. The direction of machining corresponds to the orientation of the tool. Programming times are reduced with trans­for­mation functions to shifted or tilted workplanes.

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Milling with fixed option 3+2

For 3D machining with a tool that is tilted relative to the machining direction, milling areas can be programmed easily, defined without overlaps and gaps and checked for collisions. This strategy ensures that all areas including details are completely calculated.

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Automatic indexing

Automated 3+2 milling offers an alternative if the milling machine does not fulfil the dynamic requirements for 5axis simultaneous milling. Large areas that require various tool angles are programmed and milled in a single operation. Automatic indexing scans for fixed tool incli­na­tions for the corresponding tool paths. If there are possible holder collisions, the respective path segment can be subdivided automatically into smaller segments with the corresponding tool positions.

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5axis simultaneous machining

This 5axis machining cycle is the alternative to conventional 3+2 milling for machining on or near steep walls. Similarly, a tool tilt to the Z-axis is predefined – collision-free, if possible. The continuous movement of the tool around the Z-axis is calculated by hyperMILL either fully automatically or as a result of defined tilt curves. Possible collisions are automatically detected and avoided by changing the tool angle. Optimised tool tilt angles improve cutting conditions when milling surfaces.

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