Heidenhain Supports Mastercam to Better Enable 5-Axis Machining

New TNC 5X mill post-processor now available for controls.

New TNC 5X mill post-processor now available for controls.

CNC Software, developers of Mastercam software, introduced the Heidenhain TNC 5X Mill post processor. Image courtesy of Heidenhain Corp.

In a collaborative effort to enable five-axis machining for users with Heidenhain TNC controls and Mastercam CAD/CAM software, a new collaborate postprocessor is now available. Called the Heidenhain TNC 5X Mill post processor, CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam software, introduced it after coordinating development efforts between the two companies. Collaboration also included beta testers and industry resellers to best meet the goalof providing a consistent, quality Heidenhain translation post.

All Heidenhain control users that use Mastercam CAD/CAM software can now use this newly developed processor, including those using iTNC 530, TNC 620 and TNC 640 controls.

“Heidenhain is committed to ensuring that our control customers have the tools they need during any 5-axis machining application, and this collaboration post processor is just one example,” explains Gisbert Ledvon, Heidenhain TNC business development manager. “We are now experiencing an increased demand in North America for our newest TNC 640 control for high precision five-axis machine tools, and we want those customers to know that if they have Mastercam software, we are dedicated to providing ongoing translation updates as needed!”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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