5-Axis MultiBlade

5-Axis MultiBlade is an addition to GibbsCAM 5-Axis Milling, optimized for programming machining centers and multi-tasking machines (MTMs) to make turbomachinery parts. It simplifies machining blisks, blings and impellers – parts with blades. Its specialized and condensed interface allows easy selection of geometry without having to prepare the model. Users may choose from two levels of functionality, depending on the type of work or level of specialization they pursue. Level 1 includes parts with single splitters, with toolpath strategies that include roughing between blades with single splitter support, hub finishing, blade and splitter finishing, and automatic gouge checking on all toolpaths. The software includes options for leading- and trailing-edge extension and edge roll trimming, tilt controls, various intelligent controls for rotating toolpath segments around the part, automatic axis detection, plus automatic and user definable links and clearances. WithLevel 1 installed, the addition of Level 2 adds support for multiple splitters and sub-splitters; blade fillet machining; tool-axis smoothing; splitter smoothing; additional control for tilt, leading and trailing edges; toolpath segment sorting; and the ability to define stock for rest milling. Whether toolpath is generated for MTMs or machining centers, both levels of 5-Axis MultiBlade use the same post processors as GibbsCAM 5-Axis, and the same simulation models in GibbsCAM Machine Simulation.