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How to perform a simple swarf milling

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How to perform a simple swarf milling

I have little experience with multiaxis machining and I am struggling with a simple swarf milling. The surface i want to mill is the following:

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I have tried several sequences. With swarf milling sequence the tool does not seem to follow the surface:

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I can´t make trajectory sequence work...

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I have done in the past some nice toolpaths with cut line milling but in this case i can´t get gouge free paths... 

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Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Some cross sections of the part:

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Re: How to perform a simple swarf milling

Are you sure the surface can be machined with the tool side?

There are some concave looking areas - is there always a straight or convex path through each point on the surface, so that it can be machined?

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Re: How to perform a simple swarf milling

Hi, you wish to machine this surface only with the side of the tool?

Re: How to perform a simple swarf milling

Yes, only the side

Re: How to perform a simple swarf milling

Are you sure the surface can be machined with the tool side?

There are some concave looking areas - is there always a straight or convex path through each point on the surface, so that it can be machined?

Re: How to perform a simple swarf milling

I think so. PTC is looking into it and the case has been reported to R&D...

Re: How to perform a simple swarf milling

It can´t be machined the way i wanted.... it is not geometrically possible.