5 axis milling programming
Index (3+2) and simultaneous 5 axis milling.
For turbine wheels, blades, ports milling.

Continuous 5 axis machining in SprutCAM

Comprehensive toolpath strategy pack for 5 axis machining
8
8 toolpath strategies for
tool tip trajectory
7
7 toolpath strategies
for tool axis control
56
combinations for the final toolpath strategy for any 5 axis machining task
8 toolpath strategies for
tool tip trajectory
-parallel to horizontal plane
- parallel to vertical plane
- parallel to 3D plane
- parallel to curve
- morph between two curves
- around rotary axis
- across curve
- morph between two faces
7 toolpath strategies
for tool axis control
- normal to surface
- flank
- fixed
- to rotary axis
- through the point
- through the curve
- perpendicular to the toolpath
SprutCAM has a comprehensive set of 5 axis strategies.
It is enough to solve any 5 axis machining task.

5 axis machining examples in SprutCAM

Impeller wheels, blades, complex shaped ports, high walls milling with lean angle, tool flank machining
Blade machining
5 axis morphing between two curves operation, the tool axis is perpendicular to the machining surface.
Watch the blade machining example
Turbine wheel machining
Toolpath strategies: rotation axial and normal to the guiding curves, with the adjustment of the lean angles strategies are used to set the 5 axis machining tool axis
Watch the turbine wheel machining example
5 axis port machining in the cylinder head
Toolpath strategies: along the plane - morph, tool axis - through point.
Watch port milling simulation
High rising wall machining
Toolpath strategies: rotation axial and normal to the guiding curves, with the adjustment of the lean angles strategies are used to set the 5 axis machining tool axis
Watch the rising walls machining example
5 axis chamfer machining
Flank of the tool strategy.
Watch the 5 axis chamfer machining example
5 axis machining with tool axis control through the curve
Moving along the surface parallel to the curve, the tool axis - through the curve strategy is used.
Watch the tool axis control through a curve machining example

5 axis index machining in SprutCAM

NC for 4 (3+1) -axis and 5 (3+2) axis machining are created in SprutCAM.

All 3-axis toolpath strategies are available in the index machining.

NC code for 4 and 5 axis machining centers becomes easier.

All 2.5 and 3 axis toolpaths are suitable for 5 axis machining in SprutCAM

Learn more about the 2&3-axis toolpaths in SprutCAM. All of them are suitable for 5 axis machines.

Ultimate 5 axis machines programming workflow

SprutCAM advantages for 5 axis machining
Rest material handling
SprutCAM always keeps the workpiece updated live within the operations sequence to optimize the toolpath and avoid air-cutting.

Every subsequent operation detects the workpiece in the state it was left by previous operation.

Thus the machine time is kept optimized.

On the screenshot green color is the part itself and orange is the current state of the workpiece.
Machine kinematics consideration
SprutCAM takes into account the machine kinematics with all its limitations already while initial toolpath is calculated.

The simulation goes 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.

Thus the CNC programming workflow streamlines and takes much less time especially for 5 axis machines programming
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