Dynamic Motion Day Three: Going Easy on Your Machines

Yesterday we looked at how Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion saves you time and money by extending tool life. Today we’ll pull back and look at an even larger capital expense —your machines. Accuracy depends on a well-maintained machine, and machines are much more easily maintained if the toolpaths they run are built to provide smooth, non-jarring motion. And that’s where Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion comes in.

Dynamic Motion technology is spread throughout the core of Mastercam and we continue to expand it to new areas such as turning. But how do you know if you’re using a Dynamic toolpath?

If you’re using Mastercam X5, X6, or X7, some of the of toolpaths you use are powered by Dynamic Motion. These include the “Opti”-named toolpaths, peel mill, face mill, and (as you might guess) the “Dynamic”-named toolpaths.

In X8 any toolpath powered by Dynamic Motion will include the “Dynamic Motion” logo in the corner of the parameter screen:

Stop by tomorrow when we’ll take a look at another challenging area where Dynamic Motion can help—cutting hard materials.

For more information about Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion, please visit www.mastercam.com/dynamic.

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