ModuleWorks provides the option for 3-Axis machining. The 3-Axis machining component uses mesh (or triangle) to generate accurate gouge free toolpaths on 3D components.
3-Axis Machining Strategies include:
Toolpaths can be controlled using an angle parameter to limit the toolpath to specific areas of the model, such as steep and shallow areas. By this method, highly efficient finishing toolpaths can be achieved by applying lace finishing to shallow areas of the model and Waterline to steeper areas.
ModuleWorks 3-Axis machining also includes collision detection and avoidance options for the tool and holder form
Used in conjunction with our 5-Axis machining technology, 3-Axis machining toolpaths can easily be converted to 5-Axis toolpaths for optimum efficiency and surface finish. This approach can be used to maintain the optimum contact point and also allow shorter series cutters to be using on deep components as the tool holder can be tilted away from the model to avoid collision