Just now I finished one interesting project. My potential customer ask me about postprocessor for 4-axis СТС Machine. And - he want to wrap planar milling and fixed contour operations onto cylinder.
For example - this is a planar milling with visualisation in NX 2D Dynamic (this is animated GIF, I dont know - can you see animation? Click on image.)
I build very simple CSE-model for test my ideas and - you can see a "wrapped" tool path:
Then we load STL (two-heads eagle, from Russian gerb) and generate FIXED CONTOUR tool path to engrave this STL and - wrap onto cylinder:
And final result :
Incredible! I am not sure if NX was ever meant to be able to do that sort of thing (my knowledge being very shallow) so I applaud your abilities to get every last little bit out of NX!
So impressed that forgot to push button "KUDO"?
What is the option to wrap the plannar milling operation over a cylindrical face.
Kindly show the steps.
Thanks for your question!
I have two possibilities to "wrap" planar milling operation to cylyndrical (conical, spherical) face.
1. UDOP, when inside NX I recalc planar toolpath to 4-axis toolpath. I do it with UGOPEN application
2. Secon way - I recalc planar toolpath with postprocesor, as in start topic.
swami and swamidiyan - is it a same?
You can find few examples in UGOPEN forlder NX.