HSR & HSM | 3D High Speed Machining

Powerful Roughing & Finishing Tool Paths for 3D Machining

HSR & HSM | 3D High Speed Machining

SolidCAM High-Speed Machining (HSM) offers unique machining and linking strategies for 3D high-speed toolpaths. It smooths the paths of both cutting moves and retracts, wherever possible, to maintain a continuous machine tool motion – an essential requirement for maintaining higher feed rates and eliminating dwelling.

  • 3D machining taken to an entirely new level of smoothness, efficiency and smart machining.
  • The finest toolpaths available anywhere for complex 3D parts, aerospace parts, molds, tools and dies.

HSR – High Speed Roughing

SolidCAM HSR provides powerful high-speed roughing strategies including contour, hatch, hybrid rib-roughing and rest roughing.

HSM – High Speed Finishing

With SolidCAM’s HSM module, retracts to high Z levels are kept to a minimum. Angled where possible and smoothed by arcs, retracts don't go higher than necessary, minimizing air cutting and machining time.

  • Efficient and smooth toolpath that translates to increased surface quality, less wear on your tools and a longer life for your machine tools
  • High Speed Machining is a must in today‘s machine shops to handle demands for ever-shorter lead and production times, lower costs and improved quality

The SolidCAM HSM module features several enhancements to CAM technology that make high speed operations possible, e.g. avoiding sharp angles in the tool path and generating smooth and tangential lead in/out.

  • Tool stays in contact with the material as much as possible and non-machining moves are reduced.
  • Working area can be precisely controlled with an extensive set options that are available, including silhouette boundaries, cutter contact area boundaries, shallow area boundaries, rest area boundaries.
  • HSR/HSM toolpaths can be edited after toolpath creation using working areas, Z-level limits or a combination of both to control cutting moves or to exclude specific areas from machining.

3D Machining to the Highest Level

SolidCAM HSM module is a powerful solution for all users who demand advanced High-Speed Machining capabilities. It can also be used to improve the productivity of older CNC’s with reduced air cutting and smoothing arcs that maintain continuous tool motion.

Let us show you how HSM takes 3D Machining performance to the highest level – all with your current machines.

SolidCAM HSM/HSR | 3D Machining to the Highest Level