Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology is a new and exciting approach to creating toolpaths. Dynamic Motion follows a proprietary and sophisticated set of rules that take into consideration a broad data set.
Conventional toolpaths are based on bounded geometry. The tool enters the material, runs in one direction until it encounters a wall or other obstacle, then it changes direction. The tool zigzags until it cuts the area delineated by the part model material or air.
Dynamic toolpaths act differently. The motion is not defined strictly by boundaries. In order to create the most efficient cutting motion, Dynamic toolpaths calculate more than just the areas where metal will be removed; they take into account the changing condition of the material throughout various stages of machining. The toolpath has enough intelligence to look ahead, see what’s coming and modify feeds, speeds, stopovers and cutting motions based on ever-changing material conditions. Significant benefits include radically shorter cycle times, less wear and breakage of tools, and less wear on machines.
What distinguishes Dynamic tool paths is the ability to consider various alternatives about what to do next, and then make an intelligent selection based on the impact various options will have on the final outcome. For example, it takes the tool into an open side of the pocket. Now the tool spirals out always having constant contact by climb milling to avoid the conventional back and forth until it runs into a wall. It has the intelligence to figure out what the next most efficient move should be.
Dynamic Motion is Faster By dramatically reducing stopovers and air cutting, Dynamic toolpaths can reduce cycle times by 25 to 75%. Dynamic Motion toolpaths ensure that your tool spends most of its time cutting at full-depth with far fewer stepdowns. This means you can cut more parts in less time.
Extend Tool and Machine Life Dynamic Motion uses the full flute length so users will get even wear and heat distribution resulting in fewer tool changes and less grinding that slows you down and costs money. Dynamic Motion produces consistent chip load, reducing vibration and extending the life of your machines. The looping motion eliminates abrupt directional changes, keeping your machine more accurate with less maintenance.
Cutting Hard Materials Roughing hard materials can pose a challenge but Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion toolpaths make it easier by ensuring even heat and load distribution throughout the cut. This even distribution prevents material surface hardening and reduces the risks of tool breakage, giving more consistent, predictable results.
For more information CNC Software, Inc., 671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT, 06084 USA Phone: 860.875.5006, Fax: 860.872.1565 E-mail: Graham.Hargreaves@mastercam.com, Web : www.mastercam.com
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