Secrets of 5-Axis Machining

  • 1h 39m
  • Karlo Apro
  • Industrial Press
  • 2009

Up to now, the best way to get information on 5-axis machining has been by talking to experienced peers in the industry, in hopes that they will share what they learned. Visiting industrial tradeshows and talking to machine tool and Cad/Cam vendors is another option, only these people will all give you their point of view and will undoubtedly promote their machine or solution.

This unbiased, no-nonsense, to-the-point description of 5-axis machining presents information that was gathered during the author's 30 years of hands-on experience in the manufacturing industry, bridging countries and continents, multiple languages - both human and G-Code. As the only book of its kind, Secrets of 5-Axis Machining will demystify the subject and bring it within the reach of anyone who is interested in using this technology to its full potential, and is not specific to one particular CAD/CAM system. It is sure to empower readers to confidently enter this field, and by doing so, become better equipped to compete in the global market.

About the Author

Over the past 30+ years, Karlo Apro has worked in Hungary, Germany, Canada and the USA. He has spent many years setting-up, programming, running, and repairing CNC equipment and has used a number of different CAD/CAM systems. For the past 15 years he has specialized in high-end multiaxis applications. He has worked directly for CGTech (the makers of VERICUT) as an Applications Engineer, worked as a self-employed multiaxis consultant, and is currently employed as a Senior Applications Engineer at CNC Software Inc. (the makers of Mastercam). After over a decade of training engineers in multiaxis CNC machining, the Apro has identified the common misconceptions and compiled the most sought after information in the industry.

In this Book

  • History of 5-Axis Machines
  • Know Your Machine
  • Cutting Strategies
  • Indexing Multiaxis Toolpaths
  • Simultaneous Multiaxis Toolpaths
  • Common Simultaneous Multiaxis CAM Toolpath Controls
  • Machine Simulation
  • Selecting the Right Machine for Your Application
  • Choosing a CAD/CAM System for Your Application
  • Putting It All Together