By DE Editors
CNC Software’s Mastercam X5 Mill offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation. Smart Hybrid Finishing, new dynamic milling techniques, and ISCAR support combine with dozens of additional new enhancements in a package intended to improve shop floor productivity.
Some of the most significant highlights and new functionality in Mastercam X5 Mill include:
- Smart Hybrid Finishing — Hybrid finishing blends two cutting techniques into a single toolpath. This new toolpath evaluates the model shape and switches between Constant Z cutting and Constant Scallop machining.
- New surface toolpath — Mastercam’s 3D surface high speed OptiRough toolpath is a new technique designed to remove large amounts of material quickly using its successful dynamic milling motion. Large, aggressive cuts are followed by fast, smaller up-cuts.
- ISCAR Support — Mastercam includes specific support for ISCAR’s High Efficiency Machining (HEM) tools. Users can select the appropriate ISCAR cutting tool from the library and the optimum information, feeds, and speed are calculated automatically.
- Multiaxis machining — Mastercam X5 allows users to choose the basic type of work they’re doing using illustrations, and then provides a step-by-step process for defining how to cut the part.
Other new enhancements include new dynamic milling techniques that constantly adjust the toolpath, dynamic contouring to remove material along walls, and enhanced feature based machining (FBM) enhancements.
For more information, visit CNC Software’s Mastercam site.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.