3D Radial

The Radial strategy is a finishing strategy well-suited for high-quality surfaces in shallow curved geometries. The toolpath follows radial lines with a defined center point. For spherical shapes, the center point is usually chosen to be the top of the sphere or sphere segment. It is reasonable to restrict the Radial operation to shallow regions and subsequently machine steep regions with more suitable finishing strategies such as Contour.

Full Control Over all Parameters

You can control exactly in which region of your geometry the Radial strategy should be applied, by selecting the inner and outer radius of the operation as well as a range of angles. Additionally, you can select whether the cuts should be carried out in zig-zag, only inwards or only outwards. You can freely configure the lead-in and lead-out moves of the operation. HSM Performance Pack generates lead arcs with optimal smoothness to minimize the tool wear. In addition, both the ramping and linking moves are freely configurable to match your tool, machine and part.