5 Axis Trimming

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5-Axis Curve Machining
and Drilling

5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling helps you make better use of the capabilities that 5-axis machines provide. Your multiaxis machine is capable of drilling holes from different angles with a single fixture setup, saving time and increasing productivity. The power of multiaxis drill becomes apparent on parts that contain multiple holes with center lines pointing in different directions.

Tool axis control is what separates multiaxis toolpaths from normal surface, chain, and point toolpaths. The ability to manipulate the angle of the tool, relative to the cut pattern, puts a greater amount of control in your hands. The cut speed, finish quality, and tool life can all be improved with tool axis control.

Mastercam 5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling is a practical point of entry into multiaxis machining, creating quality toolpaths while reducing programming time.


Fundamental 5-axis motion that delivers tool axis control along a chain and simplifies drilling cycles with off-axis centerlines. A perfect addition to a shop getting into multiaxis machining or with focused multiaxis needs.

Aerospace companies

Expanding job shops

Medical device manufacturers

Educational institutions

Features and Benefits of Mastercam 5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling

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Cut a complex three dimensional contour with 5-axis motion composed of a 3D chain, surface, or solid edges, generally for 5-axis trimming operations.

5 Axis Drilling


5-axis drilling simplifies the creation of 3- through 5-axis drilling output for holes in a part. You can spot, drill, bore, and tap holes on multiple planes in a single setup.

Drilling in Mastercam


Open any CAD file in Mastercam to access modeling and prep tools to get parts on and off machines quickly. No need to re-create parts from scratch—you can do it all in Mastercam.


Provides a cost-effective way to generate 5-axis code to run your CNC machines.

Localized Support

Our Mastercam Resellers bring years of practical experience specific to various regions, manufacturing goals, and language requirements worldwide, to ensure that as a Mastercam user, you always have the support you need to get the most out of your CAD/CAM investment.

If you would like to learn more about Mastercam 5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling, contact your local Mastercam Reseller for details.