The optimal tilt strategy based on machine kinematics and geometry

hyperMILL® CAM software offers 5‑axis milling with a fixed tool angle, automatic indexing and simultaneous machining. The optimal tilt strategy can be selected based on the machine ki­ne­ma­tics and geometry.

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Multi-axis indexing with fixed tool inclination

Moving and tipping of the work­plane allows parts to be machined from different directions without reclamping. The direction of machining corresponds to the orientation of the cutting tool. Programming times are reduced with trans­for­mation functions supporting shifted or tilted work­planes.

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Milling with fixed option 3+2

For 3D machining with a tool that is tilted relative to the machining direction, milling areas can be easily programmed and defined without over­laps and gaps, and checked for collisions. This strategy ensures that all areas are fully calculated.

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Automatic indexing

Automated 3+2 machining is a feasible alternative if the machine tool does not facilitate full 5‑axis simultaneous milling. Large areas that require various tool angles can be programmed and milled in a single operation. The automatic indexing feature scans for fixed tool incli­na­tions and the corresponding tool paths. If there are potential tool­holder collisions, the respective path segment can be sub-divided automatically into smaller segments with the corresponding tool positions.

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5‑axis simultaneous machining

This 5‑axis machining cycle is the efficient alternative to conventional 3+2 milling for machining on or near steep walls. Similarly, a tool tilt to the Z‑axis is predefined and collision-free, if possible. The continuous movement of the tool around the Z‑axis is either automatically calcu­lated by hyperMILL® or calculated as a result of defined tilt curves. Possible collisions are automatically detected and avoided by chan­ging the tool angle. Optimized tool tilt angles improve cutting conditions when milling surfaces.

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