madCAM 3Xtra Includes everything in madCAM 3X plus automatic remachining and more. This version is aimed for the user that needs additional features for advanced 3-axis milling.
Includes the extra functions needed to automatically and effectively process from a user-defined 3D stock model. By automatically processing areas where there is residual material, it obtains the final finish where previous cutters have not reached material due to cutter size.
It has extra features to avoid or process only the flat areas on a model. To obtain a smoother motion of the machine, there are also functions to remove sharp corners and provide a smoother tool path.
Key Features and Benefits
Roughing - Removes all the unnecessary material from the workpiece in an effective way. madCAM Level 3Xtra cuts the part in z-levels. The operator can choose a ramp angle to create a smooth approach of the cutter after every retract and traverse.
Finishing - Gives the final surface finish of the part. madCAM Level 3Xtra effectively calculates cuts for both planar and z-level finishing. The operator controls the limit with an angle for relatively horizontal and relatively vertical surfaces. The limit is calculated from the surface normal.
Remachining - This method offers an opportunity to remove material that remains where the previous cutter could not reach due to size of cutter. madCAM Level 3Xtrahas strategies for removing material calculated from the true stock model, inside boundary curves and with surface dual contact (pencil trace).
Curve Milling - This includes methods for machining from curves. The curve milling offers opportunities for Engraving and strategies for toolpath projection inside boundary curves and between two curves.
2 1/2 D Machining - This includes methods for machining from curves or surface edge curves. Profiling, Pocketing, Facing and Drilling.