Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2018

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SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE MMS DECEMBER 2018 100 Updated CAD/ CAM Software Streamlines Job Setup CNC Software Inc. has released Mastercam 2019, developed to streamline the manufacturing process from job setup to job com- pletion. This version is said to increase machining productivity and reduce overall production costs with new 2D through multi-axis mill- ing automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, expanded 3D tooling, Accelerated Finishing, and turning and mill-turn enhancements. Mastercam 2019 increases productivity and pro- gramming efficiency while reducing overall production costs with a series of automated 2D through five-axis toolpath improvements. Re-engineered chamfering and holemaking strategies and new multi-axis deburr- ing provide time-saving automation and simplicity. New milling strategies, like the high-speed Equal Scallop tool path, offer both machining performance and surface-finish improvements. The new release includes additional support for the Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning method, enhanced grooving, bar-feed and other features for turning and mill-turn applica- tions, plus new lathe and Swiss-style machine support. The software increases efficiency and reduces job setup time as well as the preparation needed for part machining and programming. This includes enhanced CAD functionality and 3D-model-import support, improved part preparation and fixture setup tools, addi- tional PowerSurface capabilities and expanded support for model-based definition (MBD). Mastercam 2019's expanded digital tool library capability delivers accurate 3D tool assembly models, with access to cutting tool data and updates for Sandvik Coromant CoroPlus and MachiningCloud platforms. This release also expands Accelerated Finishing with sup- port for taper- and lens-style tools aimed at 75-percent cycle-time improvement for finishing operations with superior surface finish quality. With improvements to toolpath and machine simula- tion, toolpath graphics, and other verification and analysis tools, Mastercam 2019 provides greater programming assurance and allows for better, more informed decisions before a job is run, the company says. These improve- ments include support for block drilling multiple holes simultaneously and better axis control in simulation, enabling users to more easily check machine limits or collisions. | Mastercam - CNC Software Inc. | 860-875-5006 Save labor costs with unattended operation Small Conveyors & Accumulators 800-586-4585 Quick easy quotes: Search Machines Smarter. The Machine Tool Search Engine

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