Moore Brothers Leverage 5 Axis Machining with VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS!
Moore Brothers Company of Warren, RI (USA) is a growing startup owned and operated by brothers Oliver and Samuel Moore. The brothers keep their 5 Axis ShopBot® CNC machining center busy with G-Code generated by VisualCAM MILL for SOLIDWORKS.
VisualCAM supports both continuous and indexed 5 Axis machining directly within SOLIDWORKS. In the example shown below, indexed 5 Axis machining (also referred to as 3+2 machining) is used to cut a one cavity foam mold of a spacesuit costume component. In indexed 5 Axis machining, a Machine Coordinate System (MCS) is defined in ANY 3D orientation. Note the multiple setups under the Machining Job on the left. While the spindle is “indexed” to this setup orientation, multiple 2½ & 3 Axis operations are performed. The cutter remains oriented to the setup coordinate system while following the part’s surface contours.
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