5-Axis Module

New updates to the five-axis module of GibbsCAM 2009 include postprocessor enhancements that extend support to drive all five-axis machines with rotary heads.

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New updates to the five-axis module of GibbsCAM 2009 include postprocessor enhancements that extend support to drive all five-axis machines with rotary heads. The general machining capabilities of the five-axis module are multi-surface five-axis roughing and finishing; multi-surface, five-axis flow line machining; surface edge five-axis swarf cutting (typically for trimming vacuum-formed parts); adaptable interface, based upon part type strategy; complete control of entry, exit, cut-to-cut and between-cut motion; five-axis depths-of-cut machining; and integration with GibbsCAM Machine Simulation module for complete toolpath verification and simulation of all the machine’s moving components.