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Multiaxis machining can dramatically increase a shop’s competitiveness, and Mastercam’s multiaxis Add-On offers a wide range of multiaxis machining strategies—both basic and advanced. With Mastercam, you have complete control over the three crucial elements of multiaxis machining: toolpath types, tool motion, and tool axis. And you get that control in a clear, easy to understand way.
Here is what’s new in Mastercam X7:
Oscillate Motion for Curve and Swarf 5-axis
Oscillating tool motion improves your tool life by not always machining with the same area of the tool. This motion is particularly useful for trimming work. The Curve 5-axis and Swarf 5-axis toolpaths now include an Oscillate option on the Collision Control page.
You can either select linear (sharp direction changes) or high speed (smooth direction changes) motion as your tool moves through the toolpath.
Independent Safety Zone Setting a safety zone for Classic Multiaxis toolpaths has been moved from the Machine Group Properties to a new page in the toolpath dialogs. This change provides you with more control for motion in each individual toolpath instead of setting a safety zone that applies to all toolpaths in your part. Contact us today for more info.Read More
As users of Mastercam rely more and more on Stock Model, the Simulator inside Mastercam can take advantage of them as well. The Simulator, which includes the new verify and backplot tools, can read the Mastercam Stock Model as its source for the verification stock definition. The Backplot/Verify Options dialog contains a selection option for the different stock models in your file.
When selected, the stock model will be used as the stock your verify session.
This is very useful as you can only have one initial stock definition for each Machine Group. Pairing a stock model with targeted operations gives you fine tuned verification performance as you don’t need to re-cut the same material for each additional operation to analyze.
The Backplot and Verify utilities that you use to check all your Mastercam tool motion have been improved with X7 and combined to offer a more efficient workflow, better analysis tools, and more comprehensive toolpath support in one place—the Mastercam Simulator.
You still access Backplot and Verify from buttons at the top of the Operations Manager, but these utilities now open the Mastercam Simulator in a standalone window. This allows you to keep making adjustments to your toolpaths even as your tool motion display continues. This new Mastercam Simulator window also includes many more analysis tools, such as an improved move list and more color coding options. It also supports more toolpath types, including Transform and Rotary Axis.
Both Backplot and Verify in Mastercam Simulator are now using the same NCI data to verify your tool motion. This creates more consistent results between the two verification options.
The run-time settings that used to be displayed as a dialog box on the side of the screen have been replaced with a dialog box you can access from the Operations Manager toolbar. You can adjust these settings and reload your part file by clicking Backplot or Verify again. For more information on Mastercam X7 please contact us today.
Today we will discuss one function of the new Mastercam Simulaor: Compare. Compare is a tool within the verification interface for comparing the completed or partially completed verification results with the model. When selected, it will open a Compare window with color gradients and values. Each color corresponds to a specific range of either overcuts or undercuts. Tools for showing the workpiece, and the resultant stock are located at the top, along with a tool for adjusting the range of values you are interested in.
Comparisons can be very helpful when finding areas of specific concern on your parts for further machining or to identify areas of gouging. This tool along with the collision checking in Simulator Help ensure error free toolpaths.
How would you like to?
• Reduce cycle time
• Increase tool life
• Have fewer tool changes
• All from the software you already own!
Are you using Dynamic Motion Technology? Mastercam introduced this game-changing new approach to milling nearly five years ago. They have continued to refine and expand it, including it in many of Mastercam’s toolpaths. And now CNC Software has just introduced the industry’s first application of this technique to turning. As a Mastercam user, we want to make sure you know how to use it to get the most out of your Mastercam projects.
Please join us for a live technology presentation at Mazak to learn the ins and outs of Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion and how to use it in your shop:
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
1:30pm – 4:00pm
1:00pm – 1:30pm
If you’re not already using Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion Technology, it’s just a few clicks away. Join us and learn how to make the most of your Mastercam. Space is limited, so be sure to register now.
Space is VERY limited and automatically closes after 25 registrations.
Have you ever wondered what this question is all about when you first start-up Mastercam?
The Customer Feedback Program is a useful tool that gives CNC Software insights into how Mastercam is being used. To date they have received information from over 5.5 million sessions of Mastercam and have learned the following:
Not only do they now have a better understanding of hardware and software, but they also get a sense of the use of specific functions in Mastercam. All of this information is very useful in helping to plan future Mastercam development. Thank you to all our MACDAC customers that have opted into the program. We, along with CNC Software, appreciate your help.
Mastercam’s Toolpath Library with Dynamic Machining is a winning combination. ASH Industries, in Lafayette, LA is staying competitive in today’s high-end moldmaking industry and showcases creative ways of using Mastercam to its fullest.They are using Mastercam’s Dynamic toolpaths to gain huge time saving, not only programming time, but incredible amounts of machining time too. They are reporting well over 200% savings on some projects and couldn’t be happier. For more information on Mastercam’s Dynamic Machining Technology please contact us today.