Machineworks 5-axis swept volume method improves surface accuracy

Editor: Briggette Jaya

UK – After years of developing and testing possible solutions, Machineworks has produced a revolutionary new algorithm for 5-axis swept volume generation.

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The revolutionary new algorithm for 5-axis swept volume generation from Machineworks is said to improve surface accuracy.
The revolutionary new algorithm for 5-axis swept volume generation from Machineworks is said to improve surface accuracy.
(Source: Machineworks)

According to the company, some of the improvements that customers will be able to benefit from are, for example, fixing the dome effect created by conventional simulation approaches, giving better performance and better accuracy.

When milling an impeller, scalloping can occur which constitutes another major issue with the accuracy of the surfaces. The new algorithm tackles this problem as it can achieve more accurate 5-axis swept volumes, Machineworks notes.

Furthermore, the 5-axis swept volume method allows more flexible quality optimisation, which also enhances the finishing surface accuracy and performance in terms CPU time and number of faces of the stock after simulation. The new algorithm for 5-axis simulation will be included in the upcoming release.

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