CNC Software, Inc., has announced the release of a new post processor. The HEIDENHAIN TNC 5X MILL was developed by corporate post department working with the technical expertise of HEIDENHAIN CNC engineers. Their applications team, beta testers, and resellers were also part of the collaborative effort to create and test the post.
This 5-axis post processor for Mastercam Mill supports the HEIDENHAIN TNC530, TNC620, and TNC640 controls. Its development became a priority due to worldwide demand. All Mastercam users that have a HEIDENHAIN control will benefit from this newly developed post processor.
The HEIDENHAIN TNC 5X Mill post processor includes support for the following:
- TNC530, TNC620, and TNC640 controls
- PLANE commands (STAY, TURN, MOVE)
- TCPM (TNC640)
- M128 (TNC530)
- Multiaxis machining:
- Rotary output
- Vector output
- CYCLE 200 (Drilling)
- CYCLE 205 (Universal Pecking)
- CYCLE 203 (Universal Drilling)
- CYCLE 207 (Rigid Tapping)
- CYCLE 202 (Boring)
- CYCLE 201 (Reaming)
- Cutter comp (2D / 3D)
- Safe Retract Routine
- Coolant (X-style)
- Canned text
- Manual entry
- HSM support (CYCL DEF 32)
- Axis clamping
- Work offsets (CYCL DEF 247 DATUM SETTING)
- Transform operations (No subroutine output)
- Rotary axis limit detection
It is cooperation like this that provides Mastercam users the opportunity to truly complement their CAM investment and give their shops the best chance at a more efficient manufacturing solution, from design to part.
For more information on Mastercam’s post processors, please visit https://www.mastercam.com/support/post-processors/. For more information about HEIDENHAIN controllers, please visit https://www.heidenhain.com/en_US/products/cnc-controls/.