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Mastercam 2020 Multiaxis Machining Improves Productivity

Mastercam Multiaxis, an add-on for Mastercam Mill 3D, Router 3D, Mill-Turn and Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS, is designed to improve productivity with simultaneous 4- and 5-axis machining capability for Mastercam. Mastercam Multiaxis offers a wide range of multi-axis machining strategies, both basic and advanced. These toolpaths are also useful for advanced control of 3-axis machines.

Cut Patterns

Cut Patterns guide the tool along specified paths. These patterns can be simple 2D and 3D wireframe, solid primitives or complex multi-surface grids. Mastercam's Multiaxis machining has many toolpath types to govern the cut pattern.

Tool Axis Control

Mastercam's Tool Axis Control allows orientation of the tool's center axis to be manipulated as it follows the cut pattern. Users have complete and dynamic control over the tool axis, lead/lag, entry/exit and tilt, which simplifies even difficult multi-axis jobs. Full entry and exit control allow users to determine exactly where and how the cutter enters and leaves a part. "An automatic point generator adds greater precision, as well as advanced gouge checking and a 5-axis safe zone around the part to ensure safe cuts in even the most complex operations," said a company spokesperson

Collision Control

When programming 5-axis parts, it is often necessary to come very close to the part or fixture with the cutter, arbor or the holder. Mastercam gives users near miss tolerance fields so they can specify how close they are willing to get with any part of the tool and how to avoid those situations.

Blade Expert Add-On

Mastercam's Blade Expert Add-On is designed to simplify the toolpath creation process for any multi-bladed parts, including fans, propellers, impellers, turbines, marine screws and more. Blade Expert is an easy-to-use custom application designed to generate efficient, smooth and gouge-free toolpaths for these complex bladed parts.

Port Expert Add-On

Mastercam's Port Expert Add-On creates efficient engine cylinder head porting toolpaths on port surface or solid data. The Port Expert toolpaths use 3-axis machining as far into the port as possible, and then convert automatically to 5-axis motion with minimum tilt. This avoids fishtails or inefficient reverse moves, and smoothly transitions where the toolpaths meet at the middle of the port.

Dynamic Motion and Accelerated Finishing

Included in Mastercam Multiaxis are two innovative machining strategies. Dynamic Motion is designed to extend tool life with proprietary toolpath strategies that maximize material removal rate and reduce cycle times. Accelerated Finishing takes advantage of innovative profile tools and processes aimed at greater efficiency and higher machining productivity.

For more information contact:

CNC Software, Inc.

671 Old Post Road

Tolland, CT 06084


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