Expert High-speed and 5-axis machining software

PowerMill® CAM software provides comprehensive milling toolpaths for high-speed and 5-axis CNC machining. It is a proven solution for making molds, dies, and highly complex parts that demand safe, fast machining and superior surface finishing.

PowerMill Overview

PowerMill Features

Expert performance
Calculate high-quality toolpaths for complex parts. (video: 2:52 min.)

High-speed roughing
Cut parts faster and prolong tool life.
(video: 3:20 min.)

5-axis machining
Get the most out of your 5-axis machine with expert programming.
(video: 3:28 min.)

Comprehensive finishing
Achieve superior surface finish, and minimize manual polishing.
(video: 3:07 min.)

Simulation and Expert Control

Stock simulation
Dynamic ViewMill now provides improved image quality. New options to detect and display collisions with stock.
(video: 1:18 min.)

Collision checking and avoidance
Get tools to find and remove collisions and near misses. Analyze your entire CAM project for greater confidence.
(video: 9:05 min.)

Link control
Control noncutting toolpath connection moves. Minimize air cutting, avoid dwell marks, and improve surface finish.
(video: 3:11 min.)

Dynamic machine control in region
Select multiple regions of your toolpaths, use a virtual CNC machine to dynamically apply alternative toolaxis settings
(video: 2:32 min.)

Industry Machining Solutions

Electrode manufacture
Automate the manufacture of electrodes for EDM. Define machining templates and apply to families of parts. (video: 2:51 min.)

Industrial robots
Offline programming and simulation of robots. Analyze axis motion to reduce singularities and over-travel. (video: 2:31 min.)

Turning CAM
Gain turning strategies for use on 5-axis mill-turn machines. Combine with milling toolpaths for fewer machine setups.
(video: 6:19 min.)

Blisk and impeller machining
Use 5-axis machining to produce blisks, IBRs, and impellers. Create smoother roughing and finishing toolpaths.
(video: 1:44 min.)

Case Studies

Paragon D&E: Delivering a manufacturing platform
See how this large mold and die shop invested in PowerMill to replace 5 different CAM systems, increasing operator skill levels, improving part quality, and reducing turnaround times by 50%.

“With PowerMill, we’re seeing jobs come in weeks ahead of schedule. Builds that would traditionally take 10 weeks, we’re doing in 4 to 5.”

—Brian Kerkstra, Manufacturing Engineer


View video (3:22 min.)

Superior: 5-axis machinery increases productivity
Superior Tool & Mold’s investment in 5-axis machinery drives its DMG machines with fewer setups, resulting in better parts in less time.

“We recently purchased 5-axis machinery to help us to achieve more with our machining. PowerMill’s 5-axis strategies allow us to do everything in a single setup. It’s the bible in the industry now.”
—Andrew Gruening, Programmer

View video (2:00 min.)

Case studies courtesy of Autodesk Inc.

Compare the Features in PowerMill

Learn about the differences between PowerMill Standard, Premium, and Ultimate. PowerMill is the expert CAM software for complex high-speed and 5-axis CNC machining.


Key features

PowerMill Standard

  • 2.5D to 3-axis machining
  • High-speed machining
  • 4-axis and 3+2 axis machining
  • Mill-turn turning
  • Tool collision-checking
  • Full third-party CAD import

PowerMill Premium

PowerMill Standard plus …

  • Full 5-axis programming
  • Dynamic machine control
  • Offline robot programming
  • Machine collision-checking
  • Surface modelling CAD

PowerMill Ultimate

PowerMill Premium plus …

  • Rib machining
  • Blade, blisk and impeller milling
  • Port and manifold manufacture
  • Electrode machining


Full PowerMill Feature Comparison (PDF)

PowerMill Brochure (PDF)

PowerMill 2019 New Feature Brochure (PDF)

PowerMill System Requirements (JPG)

PowerMill Training (Link)

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