We will cover the fundamentals of 3 axis 3D milling on a Swiss lathe with PartMaker SwissCAM using Y and C axis machining methods.
Step 1: Y-Axis: 3D Raster Milling Basics
In this step we will review the fundamentals of surface machining and make a raster finishing toolpath on a complex blends.
Step 2: Y-Axis: 3D Raster Finishing Continued
Using boundaries to contain 3D toolpaths and adjusting leads for improved blending.
Step 3: Y-Axis: 3D Offset
Review of the 3D offset finishing strategy for consistent surface finish across various surface slopes.
Step 4: Y-Axis: 3D Projection Machining
Using 2D patterns to project 3D toolpaths onto part geometry. The application here being to debur a cross hole.
Step 5: Y and C Axis - Constant X and Z
Machining vertical, near vertical and undercut surfaces with constant Z and constant Z strategy.
Step 6: C Axis - Rotary Milling
Radial rotational 3d milling along and across the part.