Modern Machine Shop

MAR 2017

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mmsonline.com March 2017 MMS 123 SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE to provide greater control over the chip break. The new version also features expanded func- tionality for 2.5D and 3D machining. Support for cutter radius compensation during 2D thread milling and 2D helical drilling strategies enables automatic adjustments to the programmed path if the tool radius changes. Meanwhile, a new 3D cutting edge strategy is said to enable particularly efficient machining for cutting blades. Roughing and finishing operations can be generated via a 3D curve selection. Rest material machining is generated via the "Reference job" option, which ensures rest material areas from the previous machining operation are included. According to the company, toolpath smoothing can ensure better milling results in cases involving poor- quality contours. The new version also expands the scope of the HyperMill Maxx Machining performance pack- age. Spindle speed can be adjusted in the plunge macro for roughing. Modifying the spindle speed and specifying a dwell time for the speed change can ensure more tool-friendly machining and promote process reliability, the company says. Two new functions for five-axis swarf cutting with a cur ve enable automatic creation of an optimized surface and optimized curve to match based on a simple face selection, the company says. This feature automatically fillets interior corners, so the programmer can eliminate the input of additional geometries when pocket and fillet machining. Three improvements to the HyperCAD-S solu- tion include the draf t, cur vature and selection function analyses. According to the company, the 800.525.2143 | sales@shoptech.com

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