5D and 6D CNC cutting programming
Cutting and trimming using mill, laser, waterjet, plasma, knife.

SprutCAM supports these types of 5D and 6D cutting

Laser cutting
Plasma cutting
Waterjet cutting
Knife cutting
5D cutting programming in SprutCAM
5-axis cutting machines programming
Get toolpath instantly
To get the toolpath:
  1. Specify the edge on the model;
  2. SprutCAM will offer to choose one of the adjoining surfaces to control the tool axis;
  3. Select the direction of the tool axis relative to the selected surface: tool tip or flank.
  4. Press Run.
SprutCAM works with both the solid model and the mesh model.
Tool axis control at each toolpath point: lead and lean angles
After calculating the toolpath, you can edit the tool vector at each point. It is possible to set the lean and lead angles at any point of the toolpath.

Lean and lead angles can be set manually or automatically using the toolpath optimization map.

It is useful to avoid collisions between machine and parts, and singularities.
Interactive toolpath editing after calculation
Often, the actual part geometry does not match the CAD model.

Therefore, in SprutCAM, the toolpath is converted into a spline and can be edited directly in the interface.

5-axis machine laser cutting example

6D cutting programming in SprutCAM

Additional axis and knife cutting
Additional axis support
SprutCAM supports additional axes.

For example, the 6th turning axis located on the machine table.
6D knife cutting
SprutCAM has a special solution for knife cutting for the knife safety and blade direction control.
What can be configured:

- toolpath curvature limit when knife turning in the material;

- the knife can be double-sided: you can cut by one side or by the other one;

- knife retraction and rotation in the air at sharp toolpath corners.
6-axis knife cutting example

SprutCAM advantages for multi-axis cutting

Streamlined workflow, toopath safety, NC programming at speed.
Taking into account machine kinematics
SprutCAM takes into account the machine kinematics with all its limitations already while initial toolpath is calculated.

The simulation is performed in the background immediately after the toolpath is calculated. User can avoid all the collisions if happened and even does not need to switch to simulation tab.

Thus the CNC programming workflow streamlines and takes much less time especially for 5-axis machines programming
Automatic singularity avoidance
SprutCAM has special singularities controlling parameters which makes 5- and 6-axis machines programming much easier.
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