Milling Software Introduces Deburring Tool Path Strategy
Eastec 2019: Mastercam 2019 Mill offers expanded machining flexibility, 2D high-speed tool paths, 3D enhancements and multi-axis features to improve shopfloor productivity.
Mastercam 2019 Mill offers expanded machining flexibility, 2D high-speed tool paths, 3D enhancements and multi-axis features to improve shopfloor productivity.
The new Model Chamfer tool path for 2D machining helps to machine safe horizontal chamfers on solid models. After selecting the geometry, Model Chamfer has several parameters to further control the tool path.
The ability to maintain sharp corners is now available for standard 2D Contour and Pocket tool paths. The option allows the operator to roll the tool path around sharp corners and is available when the user enters a positive value for Stock to leave on walls.
The new 3D high-speed tool path feature, Equal Scallop, creates a consistent scallop motion relative to stepover distance and is said to produce a superior surface finish. Equal Scallop generates clean, noise-free motion with the ability to smooth out sharp corners or convert the motion to a spiral approach while avoiding stepover moves.
The linking process time for Area Roughing tool paths has been improved in this version of the software, specifically for workpieces with many pockets and small stepdowns. Projected boundary smoothing tolerance has been added for Hybrid and Equal Scallop tool paths.
The new Deburr tool path can be used to break edges for three- to five-axis machining and to remove burrs. Deburr can also be used with the ball end mill and the lollipop with undercut tools.
Morph and Parallel tool paths now support a gradual front shift which keeps the tool in better contact with the part without placing excess wear on the tool’s leading and trailing edges. Curve, Swarf, Flow, Multisurface, Port and Rotary tool paths are now multithreaded.
The many rules of programming CNC cutter radius compensation can make machining problems difficult to diagnose and correct.
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.
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