CAM UNIGRAPHICS

HOW TO DO FACE MILLING OPERATIONS IN NX CAM

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Face milling process is used in the removal of extra material to get the final product or component.

face milling

Here by applying the operations over a raw material by using CAM.

CAM is process which creates a G-CODES and M-CODES for a different kind of CNC machines.

Simply we can call it as code generating process for a product.

PROCESS INVOLVED IN CREATION OF FACE MILLING OPERATION

  • Create a required model using sketch tools and model tools.
  • Let me take a model as RECTANGLE with dimensions 50 mm x 25 mm.
  • Over this rectangle create one more rectangle with dimensions greater then First rectangle.
  • Now first rectangle act as a part and secondary rectangle act as work piece.

SELECTION OF MACHINE

  • GO – START – MANUFACTURING.
  • Select the Cam general, Planar mill.
  • Right click on name and select the Geometric view.
  • Double Click on MOS and specify MCS.
  • While specifying the Z should be top side.
  • Double click on work piece and specify blank.
  • Now hide the blank make a right click on blank and select hide.
  • Now Double click on work piece and specify Part.
  • create operation select the face mill tool and keep Geometry as Work piece.
  • Now we are going to see FACE MILLING TOOL BAR and specify face boundary.
  • select the TOOL(mill).
  • Keep Diameter up to required and FLUTE LENGTH(material removal part length).
  • Tool axis :It should be (ZM AXIS).
  • CUT PATTERN:It may maintain as (ZIG -ZAG) OR (ZIG).
  • Now click on GENERATE and select verify press on 3D click on PLAY.
  • Save the required data and do it for all sides with same procedure.

face mill

Below video shows the explanation of face milling: