HSM Performance Pack provides your Mastercam system with an enormous performance boost. It shortens your calculation time considerably and improves the quality of your toolpath. HSM Performance Pack is a fully integrated and competitive solution for all Mastercam users, meeting their demands for High Speed Machining capabilities in a familiar environment.
Smooth feed moves and curves
In order to maintain a consistent movement of the tool, HSM Performance Pack smoothes not only the actual toolpaths but also the retract moves. The result is a speedier, collision free toolpath, which in turn causes an improved surface quality, diminished tool wear, and a prolonged machine life.
Avoids sharp angles in the toolpath
Each time there is a sharp angle or a sudden change of direction, the controller reduces the feed rate. This increases the machining time, marks the piece, and wears out the tool. HSM Performance Pack smoothes the paths of both cutting moves and retracts wherever possible to keep a more continuous machine tool motion.
Keeps the tool in contact with the part
Each time the cutter lifts off the part and then returns to it, time is wasted. In addition, tool wear is increased because of the thermal shock caused by the repeated cooling and heating of the cutter. There is also an increased risk of tool breakage because of the changing load on the tool when it stops and starts cutting.
Smooth and tangential in/out leads
Approaching a part is a delicate operation and we must avoid thermal shocks so that the part is not marked and the tool is not damaged. By using lead-in arcs, the machine can keep a high feed rate when approaching the part. This avoids any deceleration due to sharp angles.
Optimizes non-machining moves
Non-machining moves are not productive. Therefore, we need to have as few as possible. We also need to reduce their lengths as much as we can, but always with an automatic collision check.