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Indexial Multi-Axis Machining

The Most Powerful and Easiest Definition of Coordinate Systems for Indexial 5-Axes
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Overview

Effective and Easy Way to Program
In the SEA region, 4- and 5-axis CNC machines are starting to increase in numbers in machine shops today, Increasing productions and providing faster cycle times with the ability to manfuacture parts completely in only one setup. SolidCAM is exceptionally strong in indexial 4/5-axis machining to effectively and easily program for indexed setup, simplifying single machine home position for indexed setups to speed up multi-sided machining.

FEATURES

Witness the Exceptional Strength of SolidCAM Indexial 4/5 Axis Milling

Indexial Multi-Axis Machining is where SolidCAM absolutely shines and you will see significant improvements in your workflow.

Easiest Definition of Coordinate Systems

Explore a whole new experience of a single machine home position, with single-click orientations for indexed setups. SolidCAM eliminates multiple coordinate systems constructions to accelerate multi-sided machining.

  • SolidCAM's "select a face and machine" to allow you to define a Coordinate System on the fly is the fastest approach to indexial programming.
  • Our coordinate system manager keeps track of all required data for each tool orientation.
  • SolidVerify simulation will show the tool holders and fixtures, as well as material removal for all machining operations.
SolidCAM Indexial 1

Efficient G-Code for Multi-Axis Machines

There are multiple options to get efficient G-codes for multi-axis operations offered by SolidCAM.

  • Easily set up SolidCAM's post processor to handle all rotations and work offset shifting, effectively eliminating the need for setting up multiple work offsets at the machine level.
  • For controllers; be it those that calculates part rotations internally, or requires post processors to handle rotation or those that have advanced plan rotation or coordinate rotation functions, SolidCAM is built to handle and use these internal CNC functions.
  • Even in the absence of such machine functions and features, users can still input the part location inside SolidCAM and the G-code will handle all the transformations of each rotation.
SolidCAM Indexial 2

Fast Indexial Milling Programming

The approach to indexial milling is simple and straightfoward:

  • We make the process for indexial milling the same as for single-sided milling, removing the complexity of construction views, copy and transforming geometries to separate layers and more.
  • There is no need for any special functions or tricks inside the software to machine multi-sided parts.
  • Produce an edit-free G-code for Multi-Axis Machines - It should just work!
SolidCAM Indexial 3

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