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.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.