Figure 1 World CupThis article will focus on 5 Axis finishing processes after finishing rough machining. Step 1: Create the 5axis semi-finishing process by 5X Sidecut command, take the part as a feature, and define a cutter as D4R2, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 Create a 5X Semi-finishing OperationStep 2: Set key parameters. Primary Parameters: Set Surface thick to 0.1mm and Max Cut Depth to 1mm. Axis Control Parameters: Set Guide Type to Cylinder, and set Guide Rule Guide Normal, as shown in the following figure.
Figure 3 Set Key ParametersStep 3: After the parameters definition, we can directly calculate the operation to generate the tool path. The result is as follows.
Figure 4 Semi-finishing Tool Path
Step 4: Duplicate the semi-finishing operation to create the 5X Sidecut finishing process.
Figure 5 Create a 5X Finishing Operation by DuplicationStep 5: Just modify one primary parameter, set Surface Thick to 0, and then calculate finishing operation.
Figure 6 Finishing Tool PathStep 6: Next, let’s carve a few words (start’s name or team name) on this cup. Back to CAD level then draw a sketch, such as"ZW3D”. Then wrap the curves to the surface to get the following result.
Figure 7 Wrap CurvesStep 7: In ZW3D, we could use the 5X Drive Curve operation to engrave these words. Add part as one feature, and then select curves as profile feature with Part type, as shown in the image Define tool as D1.
Figure 8 Define 5X Drive Curve OperationStep 8: Turn off Lead-In and Lead-Out. Set other parameters to default. The tool path is shown below.
Figure 9 Tool Path of LetteringStep 9: Let’s simulate the whole process by Solid Verify command.
Figure 10 Solid Verify