Automatic angle detection with Parallel

Parallel’s “Automatic angle” automatically determines the optimal machining angle when machining shallow areas.

Center passes for Scallop

A look at the useful option “Add center passes” available for Scallop in HSM Performance Pack.

Toolpath control with boundaries

HSM Performance Pack includes several options for controlling the containment of a tool’s motion during machining.

Toolpath smoothing and simplification for Pocket and Horizontal

In this post we will look at some of the options, included with the Pocket and Horizontal strategy, which enables smoothing and simplification of toolpaths.

Support for 5-axis tilt

HSM Performance Pack comes with support for 5-axis tilt which can be helpful to avoid gouges. 5-axis tilt is available for the Contour3D, Parallel, Radial and Spiral strategies.

Highlight: The Pencil strategy

The Pencil strategy in HSM Performance Pack is highly customizable. It uses a trustworthy center line detection algorithm and is packed with options to help ensure the highest degree of machining quality.

A look at Undercut

In this post, we will show some examples of our strategies with undercut applied to them and look at a couple of new features that are currently in beta.

A look at Contour transition types

The Contour strategy in HSM Performance Pack is designed to give you an optimal finish for steep regions in your geometry.

In development: Swarf strategy

We are currently working on the Swarf strategy for HSM Performance Pack. The Swarf strategy supports multiple cutting modes for generating toolpaths between bottom and top contours. These include, Single pass, Spiral, Morph and others.

HSM Performance Pack 2018 released

With HSM Performance Pack 2018 we have rebuilt everything from the ground up, including an all new, highly optimized kernel that delivers even more speed and performance.