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Fusion/Inventor HSM 4axis Roughing/finishing toolpaths

Status: Gathering Support
by Collaborator Arjancncmachineworks on ‎04-20-2017 06:48 AM - last edited on ‎04-20-2017 06:55 AM |

I would really like some 4 axis toolpaths for roughing and finishing a part with just  XZA moves:

 

This has the following advantages

  1. Gives you the ability to rough cilindrical parts without the need of a lathe
  2. Machining faster then indexed 3D roughing on cilindrical parts

 

It could be something like this.

 

 

I know that HSMWorks has something like this in the form of 4axis sub, but it does not support 360deg rotations and the current toolpath wrapping in Inventor HSM is only wrapped 2D.

 

Please let me know if you like this idea.

Comments
By: Advocate grigorov.rv
| Posted ‎04-20-2017 10:30 PM

I would very much like to see such four axial milling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmC-bVJp0nA

By: Collaborator Arjancncmachineworks
| Posted ‎04-21-2017 05:06 AM

Very good video!

By: Mentor
| Posted ‎04-21-2017 05:10 AM

@Arjancncmachineworks

It's not like HSMWorks actually works like you would expect.

The 3D Operations with Axis substitution are just the same as the 2D Wrapping.

So the Idea should count for all if you ask me.

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