What’s New in Mastercam X3 Multiaxis Machining?


Multiaxis machining can dramatically increase a shop’s competitiveness, and Mastercam’s multiaxis add-in offers a wide range of multiaxis machining strategies – both basic and advanced. Here are a few new things that have been enhanced and added to the Mastercam X3 package.

  • The Port5ax and Flow5ax toolpaths 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.
  • A new tab page called Edges has been added that contains several options for controlling the start and end of a port or flowline multiaxis toolpath. Options include skipping the first pass, last pass, or both, and blending the entry, exit, or both.
  • General speed improvements have also been made in Mastercam’s multiaxis machining.
  • TrueSolids 5-axis verify is now included with Mastercam’s Multiaxis machining.

For more information on Multiaxis machining, please visit www.mastercammill.com/multiaxis.html.

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