3D Roughing uses UltraHSM and Auto Refinishing, Spiral pocketing continous toolpath, click for more...
Pocketing and Zig-Zag types of Roughing methods of the 3D-Wizard can now automatically create refinishing Z step passes between two consecutive roughing levels to reduce the resulting steps along the part wall. If “Step Finish” parameter in “Z-Data” section is defined, then these methods use “Step-Z” to calculate the roughing levels each of which is followed by refinishing passes calculated using “Step Finish” parameter. As a result, the remaining steps along the part surface are much smaller, leaving less material to be removed by subsequent finishing operations.
The 3D wizards “Constant-Z” finishing method now supports check surfaces which can be selected to define a machining boundary. The toolpath will then automatically start at the open edge if selected cut surfaces are not closed. In addition, with “Step” type set to “Linear”, one can use the “Plunge Options” to apply any combination of linear or arc ramp moves. The machining direction can be controlled via the “Climb Milling” option.
3D Roughing operations using the “Pocketing” toolpath type now also support the “UltraHSM” option, previously only available for 2.5D pocketing. Constant material removal rate is obtained by feedrate optimization and circular cutting passes in combination with radial ramp in/out moves guarantee a continuous toolpath without any sharp corners. This usually reduces machining time and increases tool life by up to 10 times.