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Learn how to fit your 5 axis tool paths to any geometry with tilt and projection options

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NX has many options for controlling the tool axis and fitting tool path to geometry. This Tech Tip explores several of these and shows examples.


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Created with NX 8.5



This Tech Tip shows several examples where using a specific option helps produce the right tool path for a situation:

  • Checking for tool or machine reach
  • Using projection vectors
  • Interpolating vectors
  • Using tool path drive methods
  • Fitting tool paths to features using streamline patterns


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About the Presenter


Holder.jpg Eddy Finaro started his professional career as a mechanical engineer working with various airborne mechanical systems. He spent 8 years as an Application Engineer and Product Manager with Cimatron. Since joining Siemens PLM 5 years ago he has worked as an NX CAM Product Manager responsible for complex milling. His expertise is in 3- and 5-axis milling, particularly complex parts such as impellers, blisks, and airframe parts, etc. Eddy holds a M.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering. On his free time Eddy enjoys Mountain Biking, Hiking and mentoring a First Robotic Competition Team.


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