NCG CAM simultaneous 5-axis module is an add-on to the base module of NCG CAM. It does not run as a stand alone product.
Simultaneous 5-axis allows the use of shorter, more rigid cutters for higher feed-rates and optimised machining time. All toolpaths have automatic collision prevention for both cutter and tool-holder.
The 5-axis is aimed at finishing operations, supporting cutter types -ball-nose, flat bottomed, bull-nosed, taper cutters.
Due to the complexity of many 5-axis toolpaths, the passes and linking are performed as a single operation. The 5-axis program needs to see the surfaces and any curves as NURB's.
Tool axis control allows the user to have some control of how the tool tilts:
•Tilt through or away from a point
•Tilt through or away from a curve
•Full gouge avoidance of cutter and holder
•Minimiseside tilt to avoid collision
•Lead/lag and tilt angles available
•Minimal tilt to avoid holder collisions
•3, 4, or 5-axis options. When selecting 4-axis, the user has to say which axis the 4th axis rotates about.The options available may change depending or the type of 5-axis toolpath selected. When linking the user can control the entry / exit and the transition moves.