New Rules of Engagement

Author Steve Bertrand
Published
April 01,2008 - 12:00pm

Related Glossary Terms

  • feed

    feed

    Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.

  • toolpath( cutter path)

    toolpath( cutter path)

    2-D or 3-D path generated by program code or a CAM system and followed by tool when machining a part.

High-speed machining can improve productivity, but a shop will need to change its tool settings and toolpath strategies and experiment with feed rates to achieve this goal.

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Author

Steve Bertrand, director of international sales and strategic partnerships, is based at CNC Software Inc.’s headquarters in Tolland, Conn. For more information about the company’s Mastercam CAD/CAM software, call (800) 228-2877 or visit www.mastercam.com.