Machine Design

CAM for four and five-axis machining

EdgeCAM 10.5 includes simultaneous four and five-axis machining for parts such as camshafts and blades, as well as for swarf-cutting of tapered walls.

A simulator accurately models the machine tool and toolpath movement. This is particularly useful in five-axis machining, where small changes in angular movement can generate significant movement of the machine tool with potential for expensive crashes. The software includes automatic feature recognition.

Pathtrace Systems Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 830, Southfield, MI 48075, (248) 356-8800,

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