CNC five axis milling

Advanced 5X milling capabilities for tooling.
Abundant 5X roughing and finishing strategies.
Avoid collisions between tools, tool holders and parts, blanks, and machine tools.
Advanced metal removal and machine simulation capabilities.

5-axis machining area

It’s undeniable, today's machining, some advanced complex products and mold processing are moving towards 5-axis milling. Due to the high precision machining of complex part shapes, 5-axis machining has always been the standard machining strategy in the aerospace and advanced machining fields, including:
  • Integral impeller and turbine machining.
  • Complex plug-in product tooling.
  • Tools processing.
  • Mechanical parts processing in aviation.
  • Complex rubber mold milling.
  • Model and toy milling.
  • Complex parts milling.
  • Micro milling.

Users want perfect surface quality and shorter delivery time. In order to make users satisfied with each products, we need to control the end mills milling; required complex programming loops and geometric models adjustment; meanwhile, it requires surface modeling ability. Moreover, in order to complete the work efficiently and safely, we need to see the actual milling work piece through computer screen.

The new field of 5X milling

Today, the CNC 5-axis machining provides a complete 5-axis machining solution, thus establishing its important position in the field of 5-axis machining.

By using 5-axis machining strategy, programmers can fully control every aspect of the machining process-tool axis direction, safety area, feed and retract, inter-layer or inter-row connection strategies, avoiding collisions and interference, and connection between different machining processes direction, etc. The CNC 5-axis machining provides effective cutting tools for machining experts to write efficient and never-overcut toolpaths to produce high-quality complex parts.

Abundant processing strategies

The CNC 5-axis machining contains abundant of machining strategies, supporting various types of tools, including tapered cutting tools, lollipop cutters and slot milling cutters, etc., which can achieve the following machining strategies:
  • 5-axis roughing-ring cutting, line cutting, plunge milling.
  • 5-axis finishing-line cutting, streamline milling, pen tooling, milling between two contours or two curved surfaces.
  • Considering residual blanks to reduce idle cutting.
  • 5-axis inclination machining – machining of deep cavity molds with a short cutting tool.
  • 5-axis contour milling and drilling.
  • 5-axis micro milling for microelectronics, medical equipment and other parts tooling.

CAD Tools

As part of the CNC, the CNC 5-axis machining includes abundant and powerful surface generation and editing tools. Allows users to quickly generate and edit geometric models and prepare for optimized tool paths without the need for data conversion between CAD modeling and CAM programming environments.

Users have fully control machining parameters and milling strategies

The CNC 5-axis machining enables programmers to control and reuse a variety of machining parameters, strategies and methods, including:
  • End mills direction.
  • End mills axis direction.
  • End mills feed and retreat.
  • Safe distance.
  • Connection method.

Link motion

Program design according to machine structure.
In order to save programming time, when milling parts such as impellers turbine, plug-in programs, etc., you can use a special programming wizard similar to the milling technology template.

Effective check for collision interference

The CNC 5-axis machining provides a powerful and complete collision interference functional check. It can implement interference collision check of the cutting tool itself, the tool holder and multi-step chucks and parts, fur, fixtures and machine tool tables to generate safe, smooth cutting tool path. Its characteristics are as follows:
Users can define blanks and fixtures to define safety limits;
Remove problematic toolpaths;
Control the cutting tool to retract along the tool axis or any direction;
Change smoothly and continuous tool axis direction, effectively avoid interference and collision.

Advanced simulation functions

You can actually simulate the machining process of the machine tool and visually simulate the actual machine tool environment. These are important for generating effective tool paths and safely cutting on the machine tool.
The advanced simulation functions provided by the CNC 5-axis machining can:
  • Material removal simulation.
  • Residual blank simulation.
  • Machine tool motion simulation and collision check.