Feb 1, 2011

CNC Software, Inc. Showcases Mastercam® X5 at AeroDef 2011

Tolland, CT – AeroDef Manufacturing 2011 will feature the latest in the line of powerful Mastercam machining software. Stop by booth # 1418 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, April 5-7, for a look at Mastercam X5, which introduces significant new capabilities, including Mastercam Blade Expert, new dynamic milling techniques, multiaxis machining, Smart Hybrid Finishing, and much more.

Mastercam Blade Expert

Mastercam Blade Expert is a custom application designed to generate toolpaths to cut multi-bladed parts. Blade Expert will cut multi-split impellers, propellers, turbines, and more. The toolpaths first remove the material from between the blades. Next, they finish the blades and fillets, and then finish up with the floor. Blade Expert has a clear, precise user interface which follows the consistent flow of all existing 5-axis toolpaths. The end result is a smooth toolpath, precise finish, and a dramatic reduction in programming and cycle time.

Fast, Aggressive, Intelligent Roughing

Mastercam’s new 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, safely delivering a fully roughed part faster than ever.

Smart Hybrid Finishing

Hybrid finishing intelligently blends two efficient cutting techniques in 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.

Streamlined Multiaxis Machining

Mastercam’s multiaxis suite has new machining techniques and a new, 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 part. Mastercam’s multiaxis machining also includes a new highly specialized interface for smooth, gouge-free engine head porting.

New Dynamic Milling Techniques

Dynamic milling constantly adjusts the toolpath to ensure the most efficient cut possible and allows use of the entire tool flute length, often eliminating the need for multiple depth cuts. New dynamic milling techniques include Dynamic Rest Mill and Dynamic Contour. Dynamic Rest Mill helps ensure maximum tool efficiency during cleanup routines. Dynamic Contour uses an intelligent, efficient high speed contouring strategy to remove material along walls. It supports multi-passes and can optionally include finishing passes.