Mastercam's OptiRough Toolpath Slashes Roughing Time
OptiRough is a new technique designed to remove large amounts of material quickly using its successful dynamic milling motion. Large, aggressive cuts are followed by fast, smaller up-cuts, safely delivering a fully roughed part faster than ever.
Mastercam's new 3D surface high speed OptiRough toolpath supports cutters capable of machining very large depths of cut.
A single OptiRough toolpath can cut material in two directions: on step-downs (-Z) and step-ups (+Z). This highly efficient, bi-directional cutting strategy removes the maximum amount of material with the minimum of step-downs, significantly reducing cycle times.
Below is a graph comparing traditional roughing vs. OptiRough:
"The beauty of OptiRough is that you don't need any special tooling to use it. It simply uses the tools you have now, but in a much more efficient way," says Gary Hargreaves, VP, Business Development.
For more information on Mastercam's OptiRough toolpath, or to see a video showcasing OptiRough, please visit http://www.mastercam.com/Products/Mill/Default.aspx and navigate to the What's New tab.
MLC CAD Systems is one of the largest Mastercam resellers in North America. To learn more about Mastercam's new OptiRough toolpath, to request a demonstration of Mastercam or for more information call us at 800-364-1652, email us or contact your local MLC CAD Systems location.