Mastercam’s Multiaxis Machining Increases Speed and Finish


March 4, 2009 Tolland, CT – Multiaxis machining can dramatically increase a shop’s competitiveness, and Mastercam’s multiaxis machining offers a wide range of multiaxis machining strategies – both basic and advanced. Some enhancements to Mastercam’s multiaxis machining include features in the Port5ax and Flow5ax toolpaths, TrueSolids 5-axis verify improvements, and much more.

Port5ax and Flow5ax Toolpaths – These toolpaths now include a new feature that allows an overlap or blend to be added at the beginning and end of a toolpath. This feature is very useful in creating better finishes where toolpaths may need to meet from opposite directions. Several options are available for controlling the start and end of a port or flowline multiaxis toolpath, including skipping the first pass, last pass, or both, and blending the entry, exit, or both.

TrueSolid 5-axis Verify– TrueSolids 5-axis Verify is now included in Mastercam’s multiaxis machining. TrueSolid 5-axis Verify uses solid modeling technology for toolpath simulation. After verifying a part in TrueSolid mode, you can rotate and magnify the part to more closely check features, surface finish, or scallops.

Smart Interface – Mastercam’s advanced multiaxis machining lets you choose what type of project you are doing, and adjusts the interface to show exactly what you need to complete your job.

Other multiaxis features include:
- General speed improvements
- Advanced gouge checking and 5-axis safe zone around parts help ensure safe cuts in even the most complex operations
- Machine 5-axis curves with independent definitions of tool side angle and lead/lag angle
- Special options for machining cylinder heads and converting probe data to machinable geometries
- Much more.

About Mastercam

Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows®-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis milling and turning; 2- and 4-axis wire EDM; 2D and 3D design, surface, and solid modeling; artistic relief cutting, and 2D and 3D routing. CNC Software is a privately owned corporation founded in 1984. The U.S.-based company provides Mastercam CAD/CAM solutions to more than 124,000 installations in 75 countries in industries including mold-making, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, and consumer products. Mastercam runs under Windows 2000 and Windows XP and is compatible with all other CAD/CAM systems. For more information about CNC Software, Inc. and its Mastercam family of products, contact CNC Software, Inc., M - F, 8 AM - 6 PM EST at (800) 228-2877 or (860) 875-5006, 671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084. Or visit



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