Originally titled 'Specialized Multi-Axis Programming'
Mastercam’s Blade Expert add-on 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.
The software is 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.
With Blade Expert, users can remove the material from between the blades, finish the blades/splitters, and finish the floor and fillets.
Some key features of the software include precise, efficient and smooth cut pattern; automatic stock model awareness that eliminates air cuts; automatic tool axis control that ensures collision-free toolpaths; and accurate tool tip control that offers seamless blending and transformation, according to Mastercam.