Mastercam Blade Expert

March 12, 2012
Mastercam Blade Expert

Mastercam's Blade Expert add-on greatly simplifies the toolpath creation process for any multi-bladed parts, including fans, propellers, impellers, turbines, marine screws, and more. Its aim is to eliminate guesswork and minimize the need for extra geometry creation.

Blade Expert is a very powerful and easy-to-use custom application, designed to generate efficient, smooth, and gouge-free toolpaths for these complex bladed parts. It minimizes unnecessary motion at the machine, which results in a highly efficient toolpath with superior finish quality.

Multi-blade parts come in many configurations, but Mastercam Blade Expert's operation process turns these machining challenges into routine solutions. With Blade Expert, you can:

Remove the material from between the blades.

Finish the blades/splitters.

Finish the floor and fillets.

Mastercam Blade Expert's interface delivers a clear and easy-to-understand method for programming the complex operations. Some key features of Mastercam Blade Expert include:

Precise, efficient, and smooth cut pattern.

Automatic stock model awareness eliminates air-cuts.

Automatic tool axis control ensures collision-free toolpaths.

Accurate tool tip control means seamless blending and transformation.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.