Other features include swarf-cutting capabilities as well as a five-axis trimming (wireframe) strategy. Support for B axis (tilting live tooling) enables programming of five-axis milling with Y-axis offsets on lathes and multitask machines equipped with a live-tooling B axis. The software supports thread whirling attachments, making it well-suited for multitask machines with multiple axes (typically running with five-axis simultaneous motion), the company says. Thread whirling attachments provide the rigidity and rotary tools to make screws of high length-to-diameter ratio, such as ballscrews, worm shafts, feed screws and Acme screws.
Editor PickGibbsCAM 2016 Education Editions Include Free VoluMill for HSM
The 2016 Education Editions include both VoluMill Wireframe and VoluMill Solids to ensure that students can gain exposure to the utility before entering the industry.