Mastercam Offers Latest Software at imX
Mastercam developer CNC Software will demonstrate the latest release of its CAM system at the inaugural imX (interactive manufacturing experience) industry event.
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Mastercam developer CNC Software will demonstrate the latest release of its CAM system at the inaugural imX (interactive manufacturing experience) industry event. Scheduled for September 12-14 in Las Vegas, imX aims to depart from the traditional tradeshow model and deliver a more interactive educational experience.
Mastercam X5 offers additional dynamic milling techniques, OptiRough tool paths, multi-axis machining strategies and more. These include a new tool path for hybrid finishing, in which a single tool path blends two cutting techniques. Smart hybrid finishing is designed to evaluate the model shape and smoothly switch between Constant Z cutting and Constant Scallop machining for finer finishes with less work.
Another new tool path, 3D surface high speed OptiRough, supports tools capable of large depths of cut. OptiRough is a new technique designed to remove large amounts of material quickly via dynamic milling motion. Large, aggressive cuts are followed by fast, smaller up-cuts to deliver roughed parts quickly.
The software also includes new dynamic milling techniques. Dynamic milling constantly adjusts the tool path toe ensure the most efficient cut possible. It also enables using the entire tool flute length to eliminate the need for multiple depth cuts. New dynamic milling techniques include dynamic rest mill, which is designed to ensure tool efficiency during cleanup routines; and dynamic contour, which uses an intelligent contouring strategy to remove material along walls.