Tilt Tool Axis can make it easier take advantage of 5 axis machining. With the latest enhancements, Tilt Tool Axis can now be applied to cavity milling and variable axis operations. Tools without holders are now supported. Points and curves can be used to control the tool orientation and machine tool axis tilt limits can be specified.
Created with NX CAM 9
Learn how to use the enhanced Tool Tilt controls on fixed and variable axis operations.
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Bill Storrs is in the CAM Product Management Group at Siemens PLM software, Cypress California. His main focus is on CAM usability and learning support. He currently leads the CAM Learning Initiative Team whose mission is to provide users with a comprehensive collection of reference and training materials. He has an M.A. in Corporate Training and Development and has been in the industry for over 20 years.