Mastercam Produces Video Series Demonstrating CAM Methods on Real Parts
The Signature Parts Series currently includes coverage of parts such as a chain guard, spiral staircase tread, hot runner nozzle, aerospace latch and an optical mount.
CNC Software Inc. has launched the Mastercam Signature Parts Series to benefit CAD/CAM manufacturers. The video series was initiated to showcase Mastercam through demonstrating the manufacturing process of realistic parts.
“The art of machining is more than just CAM. It is process planning, fixture design, tool selection, toolpath creation, machine setup and machining. Our Manufacturing Lab allows us to go through this whole process to truly test our software in a shop environment,” says Strategic Technical Specialist Karlo Apro, who leads the development of the series.
The Signature Parts Series currently includes coverage of parts such as a chain guard, spiral staircase tread, hot runner nozzle, aerospace latch and an optical mount, with plans to add more videos to the series as time goes on. These select parts provide effective demonstration of many of the capabilities of Mastercam to streamline and advance CAD/CAM for manufacturing, the company says. In several video segments, applications engineers (AEs) from the Mastercam Manufacturing Lab present various new, popular, and important features in Mastercam.
The playlist can be viewed below in its entirety:
According to Apro, “Our AEs are instructed to use creative ways of manufacturing using all the power of Mastercam. We are constantly testing the software and cutting parts. Now through the Signature Parts Series, we can share our experience in ways that enable us to help the manufacturing community learn more about the capabilities of Mastercam in a practical context.”
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