Mastercam delivers CAD/CAM software tools for all types of programming, from the most basic to the extremely complex. 2-axis machining, multiaxis milling and turning, wire EDM, router applications, free-form artistic modeling and cutting, 3D design, drafting, surface and solid...Read More
Robotmaster Features Robotmaster seamlessly integrates robot programming, simulation and code generation inside Mastercam, delivering quicker robot programming. Powerful Part Modeling Streamlined CAD engine makes design work easier than ever before. Each piece of geometry you...Read More
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CAM Initiatives are on-going programs (large or small) advocated and driven by top management who encourage manufacturing personnel in the shop to take the time necessary to investigate how they can use equipment and software they already own (or could easily acquire) to do their work more efficiently. In our experience manufacturing companies who undertake CAM Initiatives are among the most productive and profitable.
So the question we ask here is: “What’s Your CAM Initiative?” If you don’t have one at the moment, here is a short list of initiatives other manufacturers have pursued to great advantage:
Contact us today to start your CAM Initiative today!Read More
Cycle time and tool wear are shops’ constant concerns. Mastercam’s dynamic milling is designed to improve both of these with a single powerful technique. Mastercam’s Dynamic Milling toolpaths create constantly adapting motion providing smoother, safer cuts. This motion is easier on your machine and can effectively use the full flute length, greatly extending cutter life and often eliminating the need for multiple depth cuts. In this video we run a test of Dynamic Milling Opti-Core against traditional milling. Watch to see the difference using this one simple toolpath can make!
Contact us today to learn more about you can save time with Mastercam’s Dynamic Mill.
On Friday, November 15th we are offering a special one-day “Advanced 2D Mill Class.” This class has special pricing of $250.00 and is open to all our Mastercam customers. Come and see Mastercam Milling tools that you never knew existed! Take a look at the syllabus bellow and we hope to see you on Friday.
I.Mastercam Tool Manager Overview
II. Advanced Geometry Tools for Toolpaths
III.Using High Speed & Dynamic Milling
If you would like to sign up please email or call us at 860-749-5544Read More
Thank you for responding to our recent survey on training. It provided us with some valuable data. As a special thank you our new classes are going to be a special introductory price of $250.00 if you order before November 15th. That’s a savings of $100.00!
Please watch for some special update bulletins for even more training news. Some of our new training offerings include:
Thirty seconds may not seem like much to some, but when it comes to offline robotic programming, 30 seconds can make all the difference in the world to the bottom line.
The new optimization system of Robotmaster V6 allows for substantially faster optimizing, which means you can check for collisions, singularities, out of reach, and joint limits faster and more easily than ever before. Fine tuning the optimizations can reduce the time of regenerating and verifying a smooth, collision-free toolpath by 10, 20, 30 seconds or more. The time saved increases exponentially with larger and more point-intensive paths.
This per-path time savings add up when you consider that a program with only 2 paths could be optimized a full minute faster in Robotmaster V6 than in previous versions. At only one program a day, that’s an annual time savings of roughly 250 minutes, or 4+ hours, based on days worked per year.
Many programs have 5, 10, or more toolpaths per part, which means the time and cost savings, as well as efficiencies, will increase dramatically as the year progresses. Programming becomes more efficient, time is spent more wisely, and the beneficiary is your bottom line when you use the new toolpath optimization system in Robotmaster V6.
For more information or to schedule a demo, contact us today.
(The following piece comes from Mastercam Shop Talk, a digital newsletter that goes out to Mastercam Maintenance customers).
Mastercam X7 introduced the new Mastercam Simulator, unifying backplot and solid part cut simulation and providing a variety of additional tools.
Under the hood, the Mastercam Simulator switches between two engines; one dedicated to 2 & 3 axis machining, and one that expands that to include 5-axis machining. The reason is straightforward. The 3-axis engine doesn’t need to account for multi-axis moves, so it’s the faster of the two. Mastercam Simulator decides which engine to use based on the operations.
But did you know that you can override the Mastercam Simulator and tell it which engine to use? And more importantly, why would you want to do such a thing?
The Mastercam Simulator 5-axis engine continually tracks all sides of the stock, not just the area being cut. This is an obvious necessity because the part is always moving, rotating and shifting in different axes. If you have a 3-axis part that has features on the bottom that you want to see while operations are being done on the top, just tell the Mastercam Simulator to use the 5-axis engine.
The following pictures show the difference between the two engines:
To switch between the two engines, select File > Options > General in the Mastercam Simulator window.
TOYODA Machinery asked Mastercam to help introduce their new 5-Axis machine line at TOYOtech 2013. CNC Software designed and programmed some complex 5-Axis parts and trained their people on best practices in Mastercam. Through a collaborative creative process they realized a shared goal to provide customers with leading edge technology so they can prosper in today’s manufacturing environment.