Angle Head Tutorials

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In the release Wildfire 2 Pro/NC support right-angle or any fixed orientation head. This gives the 3-axis machine added capability to machine the features which are only possible on a 5-axis machine. Angle heads are available in various configurations for a specific application. They range from fixed orientation to adjustable angle heads to any angle.




The topics covered are as follows.

  • Defining a right angle head with required Coordinate systems and Parameters
  • Setting the orientation of NC Sequence coordinate system to properly orient the attachment.
  • Defining a trajectory milling NC Sequence to move the tool along a specified trajectory to get sharp corners
  • Checking the gouges.
  • How to perform multi-step trajectory milling.
  • Defining a volume milling NC Sequence to machine a pocket with right angle head.
  • Declaring a surface of mill volume as Top Surface.
  • Defining a surface milling NC Sequence to machine the radius which a previous larger tool could not machine.
  • Defining a Hole Making NC Sequence to drill holes with Angle Head.
  • Creating option file for the different orientations of angle head



Trajectory Milling


Surface Milling


Volume Milling


Hole Making


Creating the Option File-Rotation about single Axis


Creating the Option File-Rotation about two Axis

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