How to Setup for Indexed Machining

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How to Setup for Indexed Machining

VisualCAMc allows you to perform indexed machining with the use of multiple setups in both 4 Axis and 5 Axis mode.  The Machine Definition tab of the Machine dialog controls the machine type and axis definitions.  The Setup dialog controls the axis orientation specific for each setup.  Here is the basic procedure and an example part.

 

tog_minusThe Part

tog_minusWhat you need to know for Indexed 4 Axis

tog_minusDefine the Machine Coordinate System

tog_minusDefine the Machine Axes

tog_minusDefine the Post

tog_minusDefine the Stock

tog_minusDefine the Setup(s)

tog_minusDefine the Work Zero(s)

tog_minusNotes

tog_minusWhat you need to know for Indexed 5 Axis