5-axis simultaneous movements put a great deal of stress on a machine tool. All 5-axis machines have to be perfectly synchronised and follow the NC program at the speed the CAM programmer set. In addition, there are a lot of imperfections coming from the NC program, such as errors in the 3D models and too few points for a perfect definition of the shape. That is why our D800Z uses the unique properties of Professional 6 to smooth up all these issues:
- GI Scratch: Scans the NC code to look for imperfections that normally come from the 3D model, e.g. sewing errors between surfaces in the 3D data
GI Smoothing: Whereas traditional NC controls smooths toolpaths, Professional 6 smooths surfaces. The NC control scans the program and modifies it.