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madCAM 6.0 Level 5X

madCAM 5X: 5-Axis 3D Toolpath Creator - Mould and Die CAM Plug-in for Rhino 6

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madCAM 6.0 Level 5Xis the 3D CAM plug-in for Rhinoceros which gives the ability to perform both modeling and toolpath creation inside Rhino 3D. madCAM 6.0 Level 5Xis perfect for 3D CAM for CNC-milling machines. All menus for controlling madCAM 6.0 Level 5Xand generated toolpaths are inside Rhino 3D and stored together with your model.

Developed for toolmaking (Mould And Die) as well as for prototype productions, madCAM 6.0 Level 5X generates a non- collision toolpath with excellent cutting action. Where demand for accuracy and perfect surface smoothness is required, madCAM 6.0 Level 5Xis the 3D [[Computer- aided_manufacturing|CAM]] plug-in of choice.

madCAM 6.0 Level 5Xis meant for the NC-operator who demands an easy-to-use and efficient system. It facilitates effective manufacturing in a short period of time. The operator is provided with clarified results of chosen parameters. madCAM 6.0 Level 5Xhandles all 3D models that Rhino 3D handles and is able to generate NC- codes to all kinds of 5-axis milling machines. A built-in post processor is adaptable for different kinds of controlling systems.

Key Features and Benefits

Roughing
Removes all the unnecessary material from the workpiece in an effective way. madCAM 6.0 Level 5Xcuts 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 6.0 Level 5Xeffectively 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 6.0 Level 5Xhas 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.
madCAM 6.0 Level 5X includes:
2 1/2 axis Milling
  • Profiling
  • Pocketing
  • Facing
  • Drilling
  • Engraving
3 axis Milling
  • 3 axis Milling
  • Z-level Pocketing
  • Z-level Facing
  • Parallel Roughing
  • Z-level finishing
  • Planar finishing
  • Pencil Tracing
  • Surface angle limit control
  • Along Curves
  • 5Xtraject curves
  • Between two curves
  • From boundary curves
  • 3-axis Tool holder collision simulation
  • Customizable post processors
  • Box work piece
  • Region Curves
  • Tool path Clipping planes
Toolpath editing
  • Edit as ordinary Rhino curves
  • 3-axis Material removal simulation
4 axis Milling
  • Planar contour finishing
  • Roughing from 3D Stock Model
  • Indexed 3 + 1-axis
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Profiling
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Pocketing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Facing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Radial-level Pocketing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Radial-level Facing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Parallel Roughing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Radial-level finishing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Planar finishing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Planar contour finishing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Pencil Tracing
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Along Curves (Engraving)
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Project curves (Engraving)
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Between two curves
  • Simultaneous 4-axis From boundary curves
  • Simultaneous 4-axis Roughing from 3D Stock Model
5 axis Milling
  • Indexed 3 + 2 axis
  • Simultaneous 5 axis from axis of revolution

Customer Reviews

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J
J.F.
CAM Plug-In for Rhino

I read a Novedge review for madCAM stating,"But there is absolutely no support for the product." That's a false statement; madCAM has publicly supported their users for over 8 years on cnczone.com.
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/madcam/

I like madCAM's multi-axis capabilities and that today's version is 64bit. The install was very quick with the 30day trial as default. I spent hours playing with toolpaths and the post process. The Toolpath Simulator is awkward, but it's useful and I adjusted to how it works. Once acclimated, toolpath development flows extremely well with the modelling process.

For the user who is new to Rhino; the learning curve will be smoother and faster if you have a class or instructional video.

A help file provides specific settings needed for modelling along with variable descriptions for posting and procedures for toolbar setting. madCAM's toolbar command and scripting is from the Rhino process, therefore customizing the toolbar is a breeze.

Example; Arc specific toolpath creation was undeveloped at the time of my purchase, but the process could act when executing a command to force arc toolpath. A custom button was created on the fly and the command inserted for immediate use. The process for toolbar editing is very fast and productive.

I feel most CAM software is developed on a platform for milling while woodworkers who find these platforms useful adapt them for routing. I'm not certain if the madCAM developer has a focus on 'woodworking' sales, but at the current price-tier many woodworkers could justify the purchase.

Software packages of all types are in constant development. As long as the developer appears to have an interest in their product and seems motivated to improve their product, I'll support them when I can.

For today, I'm grateful to have Rhino and madCAM and foresee a bright future for them.

CAM Experience:
Mastercam 5yr; Vectric 2yr; madCAM 1/4yr.

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K.H.
Best value for money

Cant beat it for $ value.
Does it all.
I actually was deciding between rhinocam and madcam and for me i found madcam more intuetive. I do come from old versions of mastercam so that may have something to do.

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No support

It sort of works. But there is absolutely no support for the product.

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