NX CAM 5-Axis Milling

Milling Software for Precise, Efficient Machining of Complex Parts

The 5-axis milling software module in NX enables you to machine complex parts with fewer operations and setups – reducing cost and delivery times.

With NX CAM 5-axis milling, you can create precisely controlled tool paths on complex surfaces with effective collision and gouge checking.

Z-Level with Tilted Tools

Z-Level with Tilted Tools

You can use shorter tools to machine deep areas with 5-axis Z-level cutting. When necessary, NX automatically tilts the tool axis to prevent collisions with the tool holder. The reduced tool deflection results in reduced tool wear and better surface finish.

5-Axis Streamline

The smooth-flowing streamline strategy is an ideal cutting method for 5-axis high-speed machining (HSM). The flexible cut pattern can handle any surface geometry, regardless of construction methods. The streamline tool path follows the natural shape of the machined area for superior finish.

Contour Profiling

The variable-axis contour profiling automates the programming of machining features with complex drafted walls. You can quickly select the floor geometry, and then NX will recognize the drafted walls and generate the 5-axis tool path.

Swarf Cutting

With the swarf cutting, you can keep the side of the tool aligned with the machined faces. NX also allows you to control the tilt of the cutting tool. This strategy improves the surface finish and reduces machining time.

3- to 5-Axis Tool Path Conversion

You can significantly improve productivity of mold and die machining by using multi-axis cutting. With the automatic tool-tilting in NX, you can efficiently machine molds and dies with deep cavities.

NX analyzes the tool path and automatically tilts the tool to avoid holder collisions. This 5-axis milling method enables you to use shorter tools to reduce vibration and tool deflection.

High Levels of User Control

NX CAM 5-axis milling software includes high levels of user-controlled multi-axis machining. You can control 5-axis tool motion with traditional drive, part and check surface specifications. These flexible options enable you to program virtually any complex part model.

Machine Tool Simulation

The machine tool simulation in NX provides you with the essential tools for proving out 5-axis machine motion. The motion of the machine tool simulation is based on the NC output of the NX postprocessor. As the G-codes are processed, a 3D model of the machine – with the part, fixtures and tooling – moves in the way the real machine tool will move.

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