Mastercam is pulling back the curtain to dig a little deeper into shoowing you just what their Dynamic Motion revolutionary technology can do for you. And if you’re a current Mastercam user, the news is even better. They’ve been including Dynamic Motion technology for more than five years and are constantly expanding it across the core of the Mastercam suite. That means the speed and efficiencies are built into our software, with no extra cost to you. Watch the video below for a brief intro to Dynamic Motion. All this week you can find step by step detailed looks at five of the biggest benefits that Mastercam Dynamic Motion delivers to your shop on the Mastercam Blog or you can come back here for reprints as well.
Reprinted from the Mastercam Blog Job shops usually don’t go back and reprogram parts again. However, that is exactly what Alan Granatowski, co-owner of Absolute Machine (Bloomfield, CT) is doing for some repeat jobs. The goal is to reprogram older parts to obtain some of the tool wear and cycle time improvements since he started using Mastercam with Dynamic Motion technology last year. For example, he said, “There is a monthly project I receive from this one company and I know the times on it. I have been able to knock 15 to 20% off the machining time, increase the tool life by 30 to 40%. For a small shop, that is a huge savings.” It used to take him two and a half days to fulfill this order for twenty each of eight part numbers. The customer was always in a hurry to get them and would sometimes call as Granatowski was finishing up to ask if it would be all right to send a driver over to pick them up. He reprogrammed six of the eight parts to incorporate Dynamic Motion technology when the next order arrived. This time the order only took a day and a half [...]
Take Advantage of Spindle Probes Reposted from Mastercam Blog, December 5, 2014 by rah Most new CNC machines purchased today are equipped with spindle probes but few of these are being used effectively, if at all. Some manufacturers are reluctant to use spindle probes because they believe that expensive CNC equipment should not be used for measuring parts. The reality is that when parts have to be brought to a CMM for in-process inspection, far more valuable time is expended transporting the part, waiting for the inspection, transporting the part back to the machine and setting it up again. Probing during setup allows for a faster and more accurate orientation of the part with more precise tool offsets. During manufacturing, spindle probe data delivered directly to the inspection software may be used to generate reports just as if the part had been measured on a CMM. Until recently, programmers had to insert manually generated macros at appropriate intervals to incorporate probing into CNC programs. Now the Productivity Plus probing module in the latest version of Mastercam allow the programmers to create these probing functions from within Mastercam. Learning how to use this capability can improve quality with more immediate in-process [...]