Does using a larger percentage in Tool Axis Control > Tool Axis Smoothing produce a better surface finish? How does it control the output of CNC code?
When I asked the question yesterday I was asking specifically about the Blade Finish operation. However now that I have had time to experiment I've had the chance to try out different settings and I have found that the biggest issue was the way my setup was.
I was given the task of developing a blade disk segment demo for one of the 5-axis machines my company manufactures and because the segment was going to be originally setup on a 5-axis vise and machined 90 degrees from the orientation blades are actually machined.
The situation that was causing the non-smoothness I was experiencing was because of a singularity in the kinematics of the machine.
Since yesterday it was determined that the demo should be developed so that the segment is machined in the orientation it is in a typical real life blade disk.