5 Axis “Flow Curve” Machining at Moore Brothers Company
In this strategy, the toolpath flows onto the SOLIDWORKS part surfaces by following a selected drive curve. Lead/Lag and Tilt parameters provide additional controls over the cutter’s orientation relative to the part. Lead/Lag Angle controls the tool axis along the direction of travel while Tilt Angle controls the tool axis direction normal to the direction of travel. Other Cutting Parameters include Cut Type (Along or Across), Cut Traversal (Zig or ZigZag), Stepover and Tool Tip Control (the ability axially move the computed tool’s tip).
Watch a simulation of the 5 Axis “Flow Curve” below:
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