A Lincoln College of Technology machining instructor details the most useful features of Mastercam — his school’s software of choice.
Finally there is an alternative to ballnose endmills for finishing 3D parts. The combination of finishing tools shaped to provide more cutting surface and a CAM system with the ability to apply them on a five-axis machining center can dramatically reduce finishing cycle times while delivering better surface finishes.
Mastercam applications engineers designed and machined a scaled-down version of the waterwheel originally used to power the factory that now houses the American Precision Museum.
ModuleWorks’ 2020.08 CAD/CAM software update includes a variety of new and enhanced features across all of ModuleWorks’ machining software lineup.
Feature recognition and efficient workholding let this shop cost-effectively produce an intricate part that was bigger than the machine tool's travels.
FixtureBuilder 8.0 from Renishaw enables users to design metrology fixturing set-ups without having to use coordinate measuring machines and other inspection devices.
SurfCAM 2021 includes integration with NCSIMUL manufacturing simulation software to connect the virtual and real for greater flexibility and productivity.
Esprit CAM introduces support for direct energy deposition additive manufacturing, offering users a full-spectrum additive solution from CAD file to finished part.
Open Mind hyperMill 2020 CAD/CAM software incorporates an advanced automation center and user-friendly enhancements to simplify the machining process.
Hoops Exchange, a CAD data access and reuse technology, will be integrated into HyperCAD-S and HyperMill to ease transfer of CAD and product manufacturing information (PMI) data between applications.
This CNC feature imports a 3D solid model from which operators can perform conversational-type programming even for five-sided machining applications.
A new user interface across all products is designed to improve navigation and employs a universal easy-reading display to increase user focus and stamina.
By switching to CAMWorks software, Decimal Engineering was able to boost its throughput and quality while saving time and money.
IMTS Spark: NCSIMUL 2021 virtual twin software from Hexagon features a new comparison mode that detects excessive material with fast, hidden simulation.
IMTS Spark: The latest version of CAM-Tool from CGS North America is said to shorten calculation time by as much as 60% compared to previous versions.
Titans of CNC will use Mastercam to produce additional aerospace tutorials for the Aerospace Academy website.
Version 9.1 of CGTech’s Vericut includes enhancements to toolpath optimization, additive manufacturing, tooling and multi-tool stations, and measuring and inspection.
New developments in generative design can help companies make better decisions about part design by including manufacturability as a key value. CNC milling, for example, not an additive process, might come up as the better choice for making a complex part.
Version 9 of ANCA’s CIM3D or CIMulator3D tool grinding simulation software has an upgraded interface with fresh colors and icons for easier use.
This development is an outgrowth of a collaborative partnership between DP Technology and Mazak Japan.
Mastercam 2021 increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with speed and flexibility improvements in multi-axis and turning applications.
IMTS Spark: The latest versions of HyperMill CAD/CAM software from Open Mind Technologies encompass a range of user-friendly enhancements and new machining strategies.
Edgecam 2021 from Hexagon Production Software is designed to boost productivity with lower computer processing time and faster tool paths.
A sampling of CNC machine shops serving a variety of industries have this in common: They are using Mastercam CAD/CAM software to shift their focus and quickly produce medical supplies necessary to aid in responding to the coronavirus.