Newly Released Mastercam X6 in Action at WESTEC 2012

WESTEC 2012 will feature the latest in the line of powerful Mastercam machining software. Stop by booth # 2612 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, March 27-29 for a look at Mastercam X6, the latest release, which introduces significant new capabilities, including new stock models, Mastercam Blade Expert, the new OptiRest toolpath, Hybrid Finish Filler Passes, and so much more.

Stock Model

A precise machining stock model delivers a variety of benefits—viewing and verifying work as it progresses, performing stock model comparisons, and easily choosing existing stock for rest machining. Mastercam gives you the power to create accurate, fully-associative stock models at any point in your machining process.

Blade Expert Add-on

Mastercam Blade Expert greatly simplifies the toolpath creation process for any multi-bladed parts, including fans, propellers, impellers, turbines, marine screws, and more. There is no limit to the number of blades, splitters, or sub-splitters that can be programmed. Blade Expert includes a variety of powerful and flexible multiaxis roughing strategies. Automatic tool axis control ensures smooth machine motion.

OptiRest Toolpath

Mastercam’s latest 3D High Speed Toolpath performs Rest Milling operations to remove remaining material with optimized roughing motion. This powerful new toolpath can use the new stock model functionality for defining stock removal areas.

Hybrid Finish Filler Passes

3D high speed Hybrid toolpaths now maintain all of the Z level cuts in the steep areas of your parts while filling in the shallow areas with scallop motion within a single Z section. These toolpaths combine the best of both worlds with waterline (constant Z) motion and scallop where needed. Now you can have both waterline and scallop motion at the same Z section, section after section. The result is a much better finish and more efficient use of the tool.

More powerful tools in Mastercam X6 include:

·         2D HST Region Chaining

·         2D HST Dynamic Toolpath Improvements

·         Mastercam Lathe Variable Depth Roughing

·         64-bit support

·         OptiRough strategy now offers OptiCore and OptiArea

·         Facing and Canned Groove toolpaths

·         New Autosync Rails

·         Wirepath Editor improvements

For more information on Mastercam X6, and to view videos on the new software features, visit:

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