Multiblade Machining: Manufacturing

The Multiblade Machining module is available for multiblade wheel cutting applications. This module contains three optimised functions:

Multiblade Rough Roughing work, starting with a pre-turned blank
Multiblade Finish Finishing of the multiblade wheel hub area
Blade Finish Finishing of the blade edges

This module makes a quick and easy programming integrated in Siemens NX possible. The template-technique allows the transfere of complete processing sequences from components programmed already. If the machining surfaces have an appropriate form, they only have to be selected anew.

Multiblade Rough

Starting with a rotationally symmetrical blank, even material cutting takes place layer by layer. This prevents tools from cutting over the entire length, particularly conical tools. Machining takes place using either an upwards or a downwards movement but not both, therefore avoiding unwanted switching between the two machining methods and abrupt changes to the machining cross-section. Unwanted positioning movements are avoided.

Multiblade Finish

The hub area is always machined in the flow direction, which is good for aerodynamics, and machining takes place using either an upwards or a downwards movement in a similar way to the roughing process, therefore avoiding unwanted direction changes and unnecessary positioning movements.

Blade Finish

Blade flanks that are intended to be ruled surfaces are finished using a single path. This provides a smoother surface than multiple-path finishing, and the cutting time is much less than when machining with point contact. Blade flanks that are free-form surfaces can be finished with multiple paths with point contact between the tool and the surface.