4 Axis CAD-CAM Toolpaths You Need To Know

Posted January 3, 2019 10:06 am   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

BobCAD’s robust toolpath matrix is a great resource for users to utilize when deciding what CAD-CAM package they will need for the work they do. Some of them are pretty straightforward, but the majority could use some explaining. Moving right along with our 4 Axis toolpaths, let’s see what cutting advantages BobCAD’s CAM software has to offer for superior machining quality.
 
Indexing
Indexing is available in our 4 Axis Standard, 4 Axis Pro, 5 Axis Standard & 5 Axis Pro modules. This toolpath is essential for indexing your part’s position to gain access to machining various features at different rotation angles.
 
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Wrapping
Wrapping is available in our 4 Axis Standard, 4 Axis Pro, 5 Axis Standard & 5 Axis Pro modules. This toolpath helps users program holes, pocket, text, slot & more using your machine’s 4th Axis. Often referred to as axis substitution, wrapping groups allows users to program machining features found on the outside diameter of your parts.
 
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Rotary
Rotary is available in our 4 Axis Standard, 4 Axis Pro, 5 Axis Standard & 5 Axis Pro modules. This toolpath drives along your 3D models, using your rotary axis to index for the next cut or to rotate the part while the tool moves up/down in Z following part geometry.
 
rotary cam software toolpath
 
There you have it! These are the toolpaths we offer with our 4 Axis packages and this is what users can expect from them. If you want to learn more about BobCAD’s latest 4 Axis capabilities, click here.
 

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