Edgecam - 4 Axis introduction
Machine simulation for safe operation
Edgecam's 4 and 5-Axis machining is supported by full machine simulation to aid visualisation of the machining process. The complete machine tool and all moveable axes may be modelled and incorporated within the interactive machining simulation, helping to ensure fast and safe process optimisation.
Accurate machine simulation is critically important with 5-Axis machining, as small changes in tool orientation can lead to significant rotary movement of the cutting tool – with the associated risk of collisions and/or surface marking of the finished component.