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laser cutting




Does NX CAM support laser cutting? post-processing, edit the cutting path, etc. 

I mean laser cutting(triming) machine not laser head on the robotic arm. 




Re: laser cutting

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Gears Esteemed Contributor

In theory, it can.

There was a thread a bit ago on how to turn laser on/off.


You could look at regular milling or wire EDM to create the toolpath

You'll have to figure out out to represent the laser beam as a cutting tool. (cylinder, or include some taper?)


You'll have to really modify a mill (or wire EDM) post.


Have fun!

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
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