Complex Parts Machining
Improve productivity using advanced CAM software for 5-axis machining

With 5-axis machining, you can produce complex parts with fewer operations and setups – reducing cost and delivery times. NX CAM’s 5-axis capabilities allow you to create precisely controlled tool paths to effectively machine complicated geometries.
The software’s application-specific capabilities can dramatically simplify programming of the most complex parts, such as impellers, blisks, and engine ports. You can create optimized operations and eliminate errors in production by visualizing multi-axis toolpath characteristics.
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Complex Parts Machining

Read more about the powerful features for complex parts machining below.
Create Advanced 5-axis Operations

NX CAM offers a range of advanced 5-axis methods with a precise control of the tool-axis and automated collision avoidance. For example, the variable-axis profiling requires only minimum geometry selection to cut along drafted walls using the side of the cutter.

The latest 5-axis cutting strategies facilitate high-speed finishing that follow the natural shape of the part, reducing machining time and improving surface finish. Barrel tools, which feature large cutting edge radius, allow larger tool’s engagement with the material to increase multi-axis machining efficiency and part quality.
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Cut Internal Geometries with Tube Milling

The tube milling 5-axis capabilities drastically simplify programming of hollow and narrow features, including ports of engine blocks. Programming these challenging parts using conventional methods can be very time-consuming and prone to errors.
NX CAM’s tube milling streamlines NC programming, minimizes input of parameters and eliminates preparatory work. The efficient roughing and finishing operations, which can safely reach the entire area with a single toolpath, ensure improved machining efficiency and accuracy.
Program Multi-Blade Parts Using Turbomachinery Milling

Specialized 5-axis NC programming operations helps you reduce effort to program complex multi-bladed rotational parts, such as blisks and impellers.
Simultaneous 5-axis roughing and automated rest milling enables efficient material removal between the blades. Specialized finishing operations for the hub, blades, and spliters helps you create optimized tool path by precisely controlling cut patterns and tool path smoothing, as well as tool axis stabilization parameters for the edges.
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Visualize and Optimize Multi-Axis Operations

NX CAM helps you analyze complex machine behaviors during multi-axis cuts. As you program, you can optimize the machining conditions by visualizing 5-axis tool path characteristics, including:
  • Tool lead angle
  • Rotary axis positions, with over-travel limits
  • Rotary axis speeds to detect reversals
  • Short and long segments
This visual analysis helps you verify cutting conditions across the entire operation, enabling you to machine complex parts right the first time.
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