1. Can someone give me a description on how to go about a 5 axis milling ? I've done alot of 3 axis with Pro/Man but 5 axis is new to me.If you have some information on how I should go about doing that (online resources, books etc), I would greatly appreciate it. Even a few lines in reply to this email about the basics would be a good start for me.Can u people out there send me some of your work of 5 axis machining done in pro/nc. I'll reverse engineer that & it'd be of great help to me.
2. We have a DMU 60 5 axis machining center with heidenhain TNC 425 controller. The machine has a rotary table which is read by machine as a C axis while a tilting head which is read as B axis. The tilting head can tilt at 90 degree & becomes a horizontal machining centre. Actually the B axis is not a straight one, but at an angle with the Y axis in vertical plane so that when the head tilts about it, it ( the head) comes to a hrizontal machining center position. I don't see such a machine with these axis in the option file generator ( Applications > Post Processor ).If u need, I have an image illustrating this machine, & i can send it to u guys. If somebody out there has post for this machine & willing to share , i'd be really grateful to him/her.