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NX CAM - Toolpath with milling operation on edge of end mill

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Hi everybody, we habe created a curve with sketch. We`d like to mill this contour with an end mill diameter 8mm and we would like to use the tracking point 0, 8 so that the tracking point is at the radius and goes along the curve. Also the tool should have an angle of 60° to the Z-axis. Up to now we have no idea how to solve this. I have also attached a picture for better visualization. So what we need is the toolpath is the same as the sketched curve. Thanks for help. Frank With
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Re: NX CAM - Toolpath with milling operation on edge of end mill

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I'm thinking fixed axis surface contouring (FASC) with "Curve" drive method?

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled


Re: NX CAM - Toolpath with milling operation on edge of end mill

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Hi Ken, i used fixed contour operation already. I have found a solution that will work. I put the operation dirct under the MCS and not under the workpiece. Then the toolpath is exactly the same as the sketched curve. Thanks for your help. Frank

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