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    Default Fusion 360/HSMWorks simultaneous 5-axis CAM of threaded part

    Hi all,

    I have been trying to CAM this part for a while now but can't seem to figure out the 5-axis part of it. I have found virtually not resources online that are able to explain 5-axis machining on a turned part using either HSMWorks or Fusion 360. I know that it is possible since I have seen it done by people such as this guy (HSMworks 5 axis pocket - YouTube). It does not seem that hard when I imagine it since most of the part can be machined by keeping the tool a a constant angle of about 2.66° as the space between the threads is machined away. Of course it can be done solely by using parallel or adaptive clearing, but this would take many hours of machining, is inefficient, and leaves a relatively rough surface. I could use that for smaller features such as the cam-like protrusions near the back, but as for everything else, it seem best to use 5-axis, or at the very least, 4-axis. If anyone knows how to setup up the CAM for this part or knows of some useful tutorials, please let me know. I tried attaching the file in .STEP and .STL file format but the website says that it is an invalid file type so here is a screenshot instead.
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    Thanks,
    Jack

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    I would suggest heading over to the Fusion 360 CAM forum here: Fusion 36 - Autodesk Community

    You can attach files there, and I suggest attaching an exported F3D file with the Setup aligned as you will have it in the machine.

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    I have already done that a got no response

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    Bendak,

    Would suggest you post your question to following:

    HSM - Autodesk Community

    This is the actual CAM website for all of the HSM variants (HSMWorks, Inventor HSM, and Fusion CAM). I suspect the level of involvement by 5 axis gurus is considerably greater at this website. Also, developers frequent the site and may respond as well.

    Fred

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendak View Post
    I have already done that a got no response
    yes I did show you it can be done with 4 th axis in HSMWorks.

    I had to monkey fart around to get it to work, you'll have to do the same to figure out the 5 th axis, Lauren's is the guru on the HSM forum, if he cannot do it with HSMWorks well then not sure who can with it.

    you also have to make sure your post is setup correctly for 5 axis.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by len_1962 View Post
    yes I did show you it can be done with 4 th axis in HSMWorks.

    I had to monkey fart around to get it to work, you'll have to do the same to figure out the 5 th axis, Lauren's is the guru on the HSM forum, if he cannot do it with HSMWorks well then not sure who can with it.

    you also have to make sure your post is setup correctly for 5 axis.....
    I get no respect..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendak View Post
    I have already done that a got no response
    Can you link to that post? I am having trouble finding it offhand.

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    Here it is: Re: HSM CAM of tapered threads on cone with in-line protrusions - Autodesk Community

    I was able to use the multi-axis contour to remove the space in between the threads. I am now trying to get a swarf to work so that I can start to shape the threads themselves.

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlockwood View Post
    I get no respect..
    sorry Rob....................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bendak View Post
    Here it is: Re: HSM CAM of tapered threads on cone with in-line protrusions - Autodesk Community

    I was able to use the multi-axis contour to remove the space in between the threads. I am now trying to get a swarf to work so that I can start to shape the threads themselves.

    Jack

    here's another 4 and 5 axis cam - Autodesk Community

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    Here's what I've done so far. I also uploaded it in my HSMWorks post.
    capture.jpg

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    Made some more progress but am still having trouble cutting some excess material near the front and back ends of the spaces in between the threads. I also checked out that other post but it employed a method that takes over 5 hours to machine instead of just minutes.
    capture.jpg

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    Better than I was doing in HSMWorks! I do like the Swarf selections currently present in Fusion 360 more.


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