Speed and automation emphasis in new CAM package

01/03/2011

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.

Smart 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....
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