An addition to GibbsCAM 5-Axis Milling, GibbsCAM 5-Axis MultiBlade is optimized for programming machining centers and multi-tasking machines (MTMs) to make turbomachinery parts. It simplifies machining parts with blades including blisks, belongs, and impellers. Easily select geometry without having to prepare the model with its specialized, condensed interface. Choose from two functionality levels for your type of work or level of specialization.
Level 1 includes parts with single splitters and toolpath strategies that include roughing between blades with single splitter support, hub finishing, blade and splitter finishing, and automatic gouge checking on all toolpaths. It 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, and automatic and user-definable links and clearances.
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 multi-task machines 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.