3 to 5 Axis Toolpath Conversion

By Danny Santoro

With the 3 to 5 axis toolpath conversion capability in NX CAM you can easily machine molds and dies with deep cavities. NX analyzes the toolpath and it automatically tilts the tool to avoid holder collisions. This 5-axis milling method enables you to use shorter tools to reduce vibration and tool deflection.

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