4axis Swarf Drive in NX CAM: Tool axis derived using Python

Watch this latest video tutorial from Andy Schaefers.

In this video, I detail a challenging 4axis drive problem. The customer has indicated that a swarf drive must be used to accurately machine the top and bottom curves of a surface. The surface itself is irregular and cannot be used to derive the tool axis vector. We’ll use modeling techniques, assembly techniques, and NX Open automation with Python to solve this problem.

Andy Schaefers

Andy hates to admit it, but he’s been in the business for more than a quarter of a century. He’s an expert with NX CAM, has years of CNC programming experience, and also designs for a number of local customers, giving him consistent real-world experience with the software he supports.