Mastercam X5 Mill offers
expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and
automation. Smart Hybrid Finishing, new dynamic milling techniques and ISCAR
support combine with dozens of additional new enhancements in a package
intended to improve shop floor productivity.
Smart Hybrid Finishing - Hybrid
finishing blends two efficient cutting techniques into a single toolpath. This
toolpath evaluates the model shape and smoothly switches between Constant Z
cutting and Constant Scallop machining.
New surface toolpath - Mastercam's 3D surface high speed
OptiRough toolpath is a technique designed to remove large amounts of material
quickly using its milling motion. Large, aggressive cuts are followed by fast,
ISCAR Support - Mastercam includes specific support for
ISCAR's High Efficiency Machining (HEM) tools, ensuring that parts are
programmed to get the absolute most out of the cutters. Select the appropriate ISCAR
cutting tool from the library and the optimum information, feeds and speed are
Multiaxis machining - Mastercam X5 improves multiaxis toolpath
speed and has machining techniques and an easy, workflow-oriented interface.
Mastercam lets you choose the basic type of work you're doing using
illustrations, and then gives you a step-by-step process for defining how
you'll cut the part. It also includes a specialized interface for smooth,
gouge-free engine head porting.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies.
You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived.
So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.