Dedicated Multiaxis Programming for Multi-bladed Parts

Conventionally, one of the most complex 5-axis challenges is creating toolpaths for impellers, fans, and marine screws. These parts are widely used in power generation, energy transfer, and propulsion.


Blade Expert is a powerful, user friendly custom application developed to generate efficient, smooth, and collision-free toolpaths for these complex parts. It minimizes unnecessary air passes at the machine, delivering a highly efficient toolpath with superior finish quality and accuracy.


Multi-bladed turbine parts and impellers come in different configurations, but Blade Expert’s common sense operation process turns these machining challenges into routine solutions. And, the interface is the same one used by all other multiaxis toolpaths, ensuring a short learning curve.

Particular features include:
•     Precise, efficient, and smooth cut pattern.
•     Supports straight, bull, and ball nose cutters.
•     Automatic stock model awareness eliminates air-cuts.
•     Automatic tool axis control for safe toolpaths.
•     Accurate tool tip control means seamless blending and transformation.

SIM technologies Pvt Ltd being the Authorized Reseller for Mastercam in India, provides the industries who are into manufacturing complex 5-Axis parts with Blade experts.

Watch Mastercam Blade Expert in action in the video below.


Is CAD/CAM Technology a Challenge for Students?


Q1. Why it is important for mechanical students to know about fundamentals of CNC programming applications?

Unlike CAD, understanding CAM is Critical and Challenging. Cad is more widely used on virtual platform (Computers). Whereas CAM is more about converting the CAD model into reality, where u need to understand the behaviour of CNC machines and have a good knowledge of cutting tools. Any small error can result in collision of machine, breakage of tools, Job Wastage, Human accidents.


Mastercam 5-Axis Training

Q2. What is expected from a Fresher in an Industry with respect to CAD/ CAM?

The biggest expectation from a fresher in a CAD/CAM industry is that they are expected to have the basic knowledge on design concept fundamentals and CAM Fundamentals. Good knowledge on any CAD/CAM software tools is appreciable. A certification directly from CADCAM software developing companies will be an added advantage.

“CAD/CAM” has become a single catchall phrase for two very different processes; modeling and machining a part. Industries are looking for candidates who have knowledge on CAD & CAM, as the powerful integrated CAM software available in today’s CAD users.


Q3. Are Students ready for 5-Axis Machining?

Two decades back Industries where reluctant to move from manual programming to CNC programming and today most of the companies to stay ahead in competition moved from traditional method to conventional machining technique with the help of CAD/CAM technology. Gone are the days of manual programming and investment in the latest technology is a requirement to stay on the top and compete effectively.

Machinists think they don’t have 5-axis work. In reality every workshop has work that would benefit from a 5-axis machine, because a 5-axis machining center facilitates 5-sided machining. So, even if you don’t have simultaneous 5-axis work, such as impellers or turbines, the parts you are producing on your 3-axis machines will be more profitable when you use 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining center.

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Mastercam “Innovator Of Future 2014” Competition is Headed to Space

Keep yourself Occupied this Winter Holidays.


SIMTEK Authorised Dealer for Mastercam software in India is proud to announce the Innovator of Future Competition for young Engineering Students across the World.


Mastercam and Optimax, builders of the optics behind the latest technologies in aerospace, have teamed up to challenge young engineers to design and machine a part associated with the NASA Curiosity Rover.

Competition restrictions/guidelines:
Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years old and have access to a machine shop to cut their entry part.

Prizes for this competition include:

  • $1,000 plus a FREE seat of Mastercam Mill Level 1
  • An expenses-paid trip for the winner and a guest to the Kennedy Space Center.




This year’s competition challenges students and young adults to design and machine a mirror from the Rover.There are a couple options for designing this mirror:The mirror can be machined it as-is, and be creative on the underside (add a logo, a picture, etc.).The mirror design can be modified with a goal of making it lighter, but still retain its structure and use.

The part will be judged by a team of experts at Optimax. If you know a student or young adult, encourage them to enter the 2014 IOF competition. Here’s a little video teaser that explains more:

For more information on IOF including part specifications and to download the official entry form, please visit Read more »