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Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

I'm trying to use a Rotary_Floor operation on a integrex machining center. Can you excute this operation with the tool tilted at an angle in stead of perpendicular to the cylinder face? And if so how?

 

 

 

 

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Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

Which NX release?

Have you tried "tool path => tilt tool axis" from the context menu of the operation in the ONT? This might be an option in NX 10 and above.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

nx 10

Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

I'm sorry can you be a little more specific? I'm new to posting on the forums. What does ONT stand for? and when your refering to "tool path => tilt tool axis" is that in path settings or an option in the customized dialog? (can't find it in either one) I really do apreciate the response I'm just a litttle confused on what your asking me to check.

Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

You can tilt the tool forward or backward by entering a Lead Angle in the Tool Axis group in the Dialog.

ONT is a legacy term for the Operation Navigator, no longer used ny Siemens.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

I've tried that and no matter what number I put in the lead angle it always shows my tool axis at 90 degrees.

Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

I think this is a known problem.
Best bet is to use variable contour path with surface area and you can control the angle in that path easily.


Instead of using the parameters what I like to do is use a drive surface such as a cone or cylinder. Then project that onto the part for more visual control over how the tool reacts.

 

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Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

There seems to be a restriction, where the lead angle is only applied if the direction is set to "around axis". This doesn't make sense nor does it result in a good tool path, if you use zig-zag without lifts.

Attached find an example part file.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

Thank you for the example. It is to bad that you can't specify a tool axis vector and keep it locked using rotary floor. I did get it to work with variable contour but only in a zig motion which takes longer. I apreciate all the contributers thanks again.

Re: Rotary_Floor Tool axis vector

If you upload your part we can put some paths on it for you to achieve what you are looking for...

 

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