HSMExpress


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Take advantage of our free 2.5 axis CAM solution, directly integrated into SOLIDWORKS®, and built using the same powerful HSM technology used in HSMWorks.

Features

Toolpaths for standard milling operations, including 2D roughing and pocketing, drilling, facing, and contouring

Simulation capabilities for forward and reverse material removal
Customizable JavaScript-based Post Processor System with industry-standard posts included
Powerful CNC program editor with file compare, math ops, backplotter, and communications
Toolpath strategies

HSMXpress includes all the tools you need for precise control over all aspects of 2D machining, including lead in/out and transitions between passes

  • Drilling and hole making
  • Face
  • Pocket
  • Adaptive clearing
  • Contour
  • Slot
  • Thread milling
  • Bore milling
  • Trace
  • Contouring

HSMXpress offers several options to produce a smooth surface. Control lead-in and lead-out with or without tool compensation. Choose multiple roughing and finishing passes and multiple depth cuts for any contour. Machine open and closed contours without creating additional geometry, and eliminate sharp motion with corner smoothing.

Pocketing

Machine closed areas with or without islands. Entry can be selected anywhere on the model and set for plunge, ramp, or at a pre-drilled position. The special high-speed option creates smooth toolpaths that allow for maximum tool engagement, significantly higher feedrates, and reduced machining time and tool wear.

Drilling and hole making

HSMXpress includes powerful tools for generating drilling, counterboring, and tapping operations. Both standard and customized cycles are supported for all point-to-point operations, including spot-drilling, deep drilling with chip break, and boring cycles.

HSMWorks Pro


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HSMWorks offers advanced milling and turning capabilities directly integrated into SOLIDWORKS®. Take advantage of our desktop subscription program to access these features at a fraction of the cost, and stay current with product updates and free posts for all industry-standard machines.

Best-in-class 3D strategies

HSMWorks strives to generate the shortest and smoothest toolpaths possible, resulting in reduced machining time, improved surface quality, less tool wear, and extended machine tool life.

HSMWorks generates surface finish using machining technologies that incorporate smooth/tangent lead in/out moves to keep the tool moving in a smooth motion, helping to reduce machine wear and tool marks.

3+2 machining

All 2D and 3D strategies support 3+2 machining (5-axis positioning) by rotating the part or the head of the machine tool through a combination of A, B, and C axis motions. Create 3+2 operations by simply selecting a work plane for the operation. HSMWorks takes care of the rest by finding the most efficient rotations to orient the part. Once parts are positioned, all machining strategies are available. Tools and holders are gouge protected for all strategies that normally support this feature.

3D toolpath tilting

Many parts contain deep cavity areas and small radii that need to be machined with small-diameter tools. With HSMWorks, these areas can be machined effectively by automatically tilting the tool and holder away from the workpiece, enabling the use of shorter tools to reduce vibration and deflection.

Twin-turret, sub-spindle and mill/turn

HSMWorks supports programming twin-turret and twin-spindle lathes using all traditional turning operations. Mill/turn operations are supported when combined with the HSMWorks 2D or 3D milling option.

Traditional turning

HSMWorks features all the traditional turning toolpaths, including facing, roughing, grooving, threading, drilling, and profiling. For drilling and hole making, choose between pre-programmed machining cycles and canned cycles, or use a combination of both.

HSMWorks Premium


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5-axis milling

HSMWorks includes advanced 5-axis features include swarf for machining using the side of the tool, multiaxis contour for machining along a contact curve, multiaxis flow for using tooltip along a surface, and 3D toolpath tilting to reach deep cavity areas and small radii.

HSMWorks offers advanced milling and turning capabilities directly integrated into SOLIDWORKS®. Take advantage of our desktop subscription program to access these features at a fraction of the cost, and stay current with product updates and free posts for all industry-standard machines.

Best-in-class 3D strategies

HSMWorks strives to generate the shortest and smoothest toolpaths possible, resulting in reduced machining time, improved surface quality, less tool wear, and extended machine tool life.

HSMWorks generates surface finish using machining technologies that incorporate smooth/tangent lead in/out moves to keep the tool moving in a smooth motion, helping to reduce machine wear and tool marks.

3+2 machining

All 2D and 3D strategies support 3+2 machining (5-axis positioning) by rotating the part or the head of the machine tool through a combination of A, B, and C axis motions. Create 3+2 operations by simply selecting a work plane for the operation. HSMWorks takes care of the rest by finding the most efficient rotations to orient the part. Once parts are positioned, all machining strategies are available. Tools and holders are gouge protected for all strategies that normally support this feature.

3D toolpath tilting

Many parts contain deep cavity areas and small radii that need to be machined with small-diameter tools. With HSMWorks, these areas can be machined effectively by automatically tilting the tool and holder away from the workpiece, enabling the use of shorter tools to reduce vibration and deflection.

Twin-turret, sub-spindle and mill/turn

HSMWorks supports programming twin-turret and twin-spindle lathes using all traditional turning operations. Mill/turn operations are supported when combined with the HSMWorks 2D or 3D milling option.

Traditional turning

HSMWorks features all the traditional turning toolpaths, including facing, roughing, grooving, threading, drilling, and profiling. For drilling and hole making, choose between pre-programmed machining cycles and canned cycles, or use a combination of both.