Couple of questions: Does Pro/ENGINEER Production Machining Option ( which is for 3 axis milling) support rotary table movement? Also does anyone have a postprocessor for Fanuc 18M & 21M? Is Fanuc 21M used for 5-axis machining?
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To answer your 2 questions: Does Pro/ENGINEER Production Machining Option ( which is for 3 axis milling) support rotary table movement?
It supports up to 4 and 5 axis positioning only milling (not simultaneous milling) and 2-axis turning.
Also does anyone have a postprocessor for Fanuc 18M & 21M? Is Fanuc 21M used for 5-axis machining?
Yes, I have several posts, but you really have to know more than the control. I can give you a really good deal creating them for you. I do this for a living and will beat anyone's price to get you setup with post processors.
Thanks to all those who replied. What I have understood is that PMO supports 4 & 5 axis positioning motions. But simultaneous rotation & machining is not possible. To further give clarity to my question I have attached an image of the part to be machined. My client is buying a Horizontal Machining Center which will be used to machine a cylindrical barrel positioned vertically. There are 12 holes patterned on the circumference of the barrel and there are 3 such patterns along the length/height of the barrel. I hope I have been able to make myself clear! Will PMO suffice or should they go for CMO in order to machine this sort of part?