5 Axis Indexed Machining provides machining at any angle with all 2.5D and 3D machining strategies. Interactive part angle setting based on the 3D model excludes errors, simplifies and accelerates the CNC production engineer’s work.
SprutCAM system has the opportunity to generate the control programs for 4 (3+1) and 5 (3+2) – axis machining. In the index machining mode, you can use all 2, 2.5 and 3D operations and change the direction of the rot33ation axes only between them. As a result, the process of control program development in 4-axis, 5-axis machining centers are significantly simplified.
Most of the modern numerical control columns require compulsory use of the local coordinate systems for index multiaxis machining. For this purpose SprutCAM may use Local CS – Auto function, which automatically rotates the coordinate system so that Z axis should always be directed toward the tool axis. As a result of multiaxis machining in the index mode, you have the opportunity to use the cycles, defined in the numerical control column.