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5 Axis Setup

11/13/19 2:49 PM / by camInstructor Mike

Taken from one of our new 5 Axis Lessons, this video takes you through the sights and sounds of a simple setup on a Haas UMC-750 using a 5th Axis dovetail vise. Keep an eye out for a complete step by step lesson that covers setting this part up on the machine.

This video was taken during the machining of one of our new 5-axis lessons. This shows prepping the block with a dovetail cutter, switching vises, and part probing. Although not entirely necessary, we used the Kurt vise to prep the just happened to be on the machine when we started, you could use the dovetail vise for block prep if needed.

If you are interested in more information on the Haas UMC750, or the UMC500 and UMC1000, give their website a visit by following this link...

Haas UMC-750

5-axis machining is the go to method to reduce setups and increase accuracy for multi-sided and complex shaped parts. The Haas UMC Series (500, 750, 1000) machining centers are effective solutions for both 3+2 machining and simultaneous 5-axis machining. The UMCs have an integrated dual-axis trunnion table with a 500 mm diameter platter that features standard T-slots and a precision pilot bore for fixture versatility. The trunnion provides +110 and -35 degrees of tilt and 360 degrees of rotation to provide excellent tool clearance and large part capacity.

Complex parts are perfect for the UMC-750. With its generous travels and 5-axis capabilities, you’ll easily reduce setups and part handling, while increasing feature-to-feature accuracy.

Using DWO/TCPC (Dynamic Work Offsets / Tool Center Point Control), you can create your CAM program ahead of time, and then place the workholding and part anywhere on the table, with no need to repost your program!

Using Mastercam with a post processor that supports both DWO and TCPC can make programming for the UMC series very intuitive and efficient. If you have decided to go down the 5 axis machining path and are in need of a post, contact your reseller and ask for a Postability post for your machine.  To see some of the cool stuff the people over at Postability are up to, have a look at this link...



If you are interested in learning 5 axis machining with Mastercam and the Haas UMC-750, be sure to check out the last blog and the free lesson it links to.

Link to the FREE Lesson

Link to the 5X blog post



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Topics: CNC, Mastercam 2020, 5 Axis

camInstructor Mike

Written by camInstructor Mike

camInstructor Mike is Mike Wearne, an avid machinist, cnc programmer and overall connoisseur of all things machining. Mike is one of camInstructor's resident cad/cam/cnc experts and works part time at his local college teaching aspiring machinists how to program CNC Machines of all types.

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