CNC Software announced the release of Mastercam X7, which includes the new Mill-Turn product, Renishaw Productivity+, Lathe Dynamic Rough, and other upgrades.
The Mill-Turn product streamlines the programming process with intelligent job setups that are keyed to the exact machine in a shop. Intelligent work plane selection makes it easy to select the proper spindle and turret, all while programming a part with Mastercam's mill and lathe toolpaths, the company says.
The new release integrates Renishaw's Productivity+ for in-process gauging. This uses a measuring probe on a machine tool to determine fixture offsets, orientation, and critical dimensions.
The Lathe Dynamic Rough toolpath is designed for hard materials cut with button inserts. The dynamic motion allows the toolpath to cut gradually, remain engaged in the material more effectively, and use more of the surface on the insert, extending tool life and increasing the cutting speed.
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