The GibbsCAM 5-axis option supports simultaneous 4- and 5-axis machining with various tool types. In combination with GibbsCAM MTM, it also supports sophisticated multi-task machines with live tooling on articulated heads. It includes various machining styles and machining strategies for roughing and finishing, with full tool-axis control, plus application-specific functions such as projection, swarf, electrode, impeller, turbine, and cylinder-head machining.
For additional accuracy, the 5-axis option provides collision detection and gouge checking for various tool shapes, with appropriate avoidance options. Toolpath is verified on the fly with the integrated GibbsCAM Cut Part Rendering, while GibbsCAM Machine Simulation provides further verification with a dynamic display of work piece, cutting tools, and all machine-tool components in motion.