Editor’s Pick: Extending training to 5-axis computerized milling
FANUC America says the expansion of its virtual training for CNC reflects its commitment to working with industry and educational partners to help fill the training demand for 5-axis milling.
June 29, 2020
Factory automation solutions provider FANUC America announces the expansion of its CNC training to include 5-axis simulation.
A video introducing the new release is here: Machining Simulator | FANUC America.
FANUC’s Machining Simulation for Workforce Development provides training for controls operation and part programming in a virtual environment. FANUC says the Complex Milling Extension option combines FANUC’s CNC Guide and simulation software, allowing the software to virtually operate one of three main 5-axis mill kinematics.
The offering also includes training on a 3-axis mill and a 2-axis lathe for maximum configuration flexibility. Via a digital (virtual) twin, the 5-axis machining simulation allows users to learn how to set up and operate three common advanced 5-axis milling machines: mixed type, tool type and table type.
FANUC America says the expansion of its virtual training for CNC is part of its commitment to working with industry and educational partners to help fill the training demand for 5-axis milling. The 5-axis simulation offers an immersive environment to practice and understand advanced machining techniques. Since 5-axis machining involves more complex machine setups, the simulation software teaches users how to take advantage of the options and features. Additionally, the 5-axis machining simulation software allows operators to experiment with and prove out the machine setup and/or part program before modifying the actual machine.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.