Curve and Drill

5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling

5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling helps you make better use of the capabilities that 5-axis machines provide. Your multiaxis machine is capable of drilling holes from different angles with a single fixture setup, saving time and increasing productivity. The power of multiaxis drill becomes apparent on parts that contain multiple holes with center lines pointing in different directions.

Tool axis control is what separates multiaxis toolpaths from normal surface, chain, and point toolpaths. The ability to manipulate the angle of the tool, relative to the cut pattern, puts a greater amount of control in your hands. The cut speed, finish quality, and tool life can all be improved with tool axis control.

Mastercam 5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling is a practical point of entry into multiaxis machining, creating quality toolpaths while reducing programming time.


5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling Applications

Fundamental 5-axis motion that delivers tool axis control along a chain and simplifies drilling cycles with off-axis centerlines. A perfect addition to a shop getting into multiaxis machining or with focused multiaxis needs.

Features and Benefits of Mastercam 5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling

5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling - Efficient


Cut a complex three dimensional contour with 5-axis motion composed of a 3D chain, surface, or solid edges, generally for 5-axis trimming operations.


Provides a cost-effective way to generate 5-axis code to run your CNC machines.

5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling - Trimming


5-axis drilling simplifies the creation of 3- through 5-axis drilling output for holes in a part. You can spot, drill, bore, and tap holes on multiple planes in a single setup.

Localized Support

Our Mastercam Resellers bring years of practical experience specific to various regions, manufacturing goals, and language requirements worldwide, to ensure that as a Mastercam user, you always have the support you need to get the most out of your CAD/CAM investment.

5-Axis Curve Machining and Drilling - Flexibility


Open any CAD file in Mastercam to access modeling and prep tools to get parts on and off machines quickly. No need to re-create parts from scratch—you can do it all in Mastercam.

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