To fully leverage the productivity gains that circle segment cutters provide to part manufactures, a CAM product that can effectively produce the complex tool paths, is a prime requirement. Consequently, the challenge in fully utilising and achieving the maximum benefits of this curved cutter geometry surface is maintaining the proper tool inclination on a 3-dimensional surface.
ESPRIT TNG is Hexagon’s leading CAM solution for high value-added parts and demanding machining applications.
During this webinar, we will showcase following features of ESPRIT TNG:
- Basic milling strategy and best practices for circle segment cutting tools
- Determination of the optimal tool form for the application
- How varying the tool point of contact can improve efficiency while utilising the entire cutting edge
- Practical examples of ESPRIT’s 5-axis programming solutions for circle segment finishing
Replacing the 5-axis plane finishing cycle, the new 5-axis circle segment finishing applies to a group of surfaces with single or double curvature. This cycle is ideal for use with circle segment tooling. The circle segment finishing creates parallel cut passes perpendicular to a user-defined increment direction. The cycle automatically positions the tool axis to optimise cut pass coverage on the faces grouping(s) and to avoid collisions between the tool assembly and the model.
Learn more about how ESPRIT TNG allows end-users to capitalise on this innovative cutting tooling advancement, producing better quality parts in record time, by joining this webinar.
Senior Product Manager