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Mastercam X5 Mill offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation according to vendor CNC Software, Inc. (Tolland, CT). Smart Hybrid Finishing, new dynamic milling techniques, and ISCAR support combine with dozens of additional new enhancements in a package intended to improve tool shop-floor productivity.

PlasticsToday Staff

December 30, 2010

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Speed and automation emphasis in new CAM package

Mastercam X5 Mill offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation according to vendor CNC Software, Inc. (Tolland, CT). Smart Hybrid Finishing, new dynamic milling techniques, and ISCAR support combine with dozens of additional new enhancements in a package intended to improve tool shop-floor productivity.

NF_101223_Mastercam_lo_res.jpgSmart Hybrid Finishing blends two efficient cutting techniques into a single toolpath. This new toolpath evaluates the model shape and smoothly switches between constant Z cutting and constant scallop machining. The result is a dramatically finer finish with less work.

Mastercam's 3D surface high-speed OptiRough toolpath, meanwhile, 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, safely delivering a fully roughed tool faster than ever.

Mastercam also includes specific support for ISCAR's High Efficiency Machining (HEM) tools, ensuring that tools are programmed to get the absolute most out of the cutters. Simply select the appropriate ISCAR cutting tool from the library and the optimum information, feeds, and speed are calculated automatically.

Furthermore, Mastercam X5 improves multi-axis toolpath speed and has new machining techniques and an easy, workflow-oriented interface. Mastercam lets you choose the basic type of work you're doing using clear illustrations, and then gives you a clear, step-by-step process for defining how you'll cut the tool. —PlasticsToday Staff

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