PowerMill: Expert CAM software for high-speed and 5-axis CNC machining

Simplify CAM programming of large molds, tools, dies, and other complex 3D parts.

Why use PowerMill?

Deliver exceptional part quality

Complete control of the machining process helps you achieve optimum levels of precision and surface finish.

Reduce CAM programming times

Super-fast toolpath calculation makes it simple to program large molds, tools and dies, and other challenging 3D geometry.

Maximize CNC machine utilization

Advanced controls help optimize NC code to extract maximum value from your machines and cutting tools.

What you can do using Fusion 360 with PowerMill

Solve complex CNC machining problems

PowerMill provides a vast library of 3- and 5-axis strategies that help simplify the CAM programming and CNC machining of large molds, tools, dies and other complex parts. (video: 1:32 min.)

Achieve exceptional levels of quality

Advanced toolpath controls and powerful editing shortens CAM programming times and increases flexibility, resulting in finished parts that require little to no manual polishing. (video: 3:02 min.)

Improve consistency with automation

Powerful templates and user-defined macros help you capture and share best practices across your team. Address the skills gap and help your workers to be more productive sooner.

See how PowerMill can be used with other Autodesk products

PowerMill + Fusion 360

Fusion 360 offers 3D modeling, generative design, simulation, electronics, collaboration, and more.

 


PowerMill + PowerShape

Get modeling for manufacture tools to help prepare complex geometry for better CAM programming.

 


PowerMill + Moldflow

Use simulation tools to improve plastic part designs and optimize the mold tools used to make them.

 


Which PowerMill product is right for you?

Fusion 360 with PowerMill Standard

Rapidly create NC code for high-speed 3-axis machining, 3+2 programming, 2.5D milling, and turning, plus machine simulation and toolpath verification.

 


Fusion 360 with PowerMill Ultimate

Access full 5-axis programming with automatic collision avoidance, machine simulation, robot programming, automated electrodes, hybrid manufacturing, and more.

 


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Get started with PowerMill

Access a library of explainer videos and guided tutorials to learn more about using PowerMill

 


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is PowerMill used for?

Fusion 360 with PowerMill is CAM software that specializes in generating high quality machining code to help manufacture large, complex parts such as molds, tools, and dies.

PowerMill is typically used to drive different types of CNC hardware including 3- and 5-axis mills, 5-axis mill-turn machines, industrial robots, and hybrid manufacturing machines.

Who uses PowerMill?

Fusion 360 with PowerMill is typically used by CAM programmers and CNC machine operators. It is widely used by manufacturing companies serving different industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, and consumer goods.

PowerMill is particularly well suited to the production of large, complex components where precision and surface finish are important.

What is the difference between PowerMill Standard and PowerMill Ultimate?

PowerMill Standard provides CAM programming capabilities including 2.5D milling, basic turning, 3-axis, 3+2 programming, as well as the ability to simulate and verify toolpaths using virtual machine simulation.  
 
PowerMill Ultimate builds on this by offering additional capabilities including simultaneous 5-axis machining, offline robot programming, automated electrode production, hybrid manufacturing, and dedicated toolpaths for the production of ports, blades, blisk, and impellers.

How much does a PowerMill subscription cost?

Contact your local Autodesk sales team to discuss your business needs and review subscription pricing options.

Is there a free version of PowerMill?

Contact your local Autodesk sales representative to discuss your business needs to see what time-limited version of PowerMill may be available for you.

Which versions of PowerMill can I use if I subscribe to the current version?

Your PowerMill subscription gives you access to install and use the 3 previous versions. Available downloads are listed in your Autodesk Account after subscribing. See also previous releases available to subscribers.

Can I install PowerMill on multiple computers?

With a subscription to PowerMill software, you can install it on up to 3 computers or other devices. However, only the named user can sign in and use that software on a single computer at any given time. Please refer to the Software License Agreement for more information.

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