Machining Complex Shapes
Update your methods to reap the benefits afforded by newer machines.
Many companies use three-, four- and five-axis machining centers to machine workpieces that have complex shapes such as wing ribs, turbine blades, and almost any kind of mold core or cavity.
Traditionally, processes for complex-shape machining include programming the machine axes so the cutting tool is in the right place versus simply programming the workpiece geometry. This requires outputting a huge number of points through which the tools will move and compensating for certain cutting tool issues within the program.