https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/zesrggcpy6?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Analyze Entity Association The new Analyze Entity Association feature makes it quick and easy to figure out where geometry is being used, no matter how many toolpaths or machine groups are involved.
Today we will outline how to update your previous Mastercam version resource files to Mastercam 2020 using the Migration utility. To start, create a temporary source folder for the Migration utility to access called “update.” You will use this to hold copies of the contents of the Shared Mcam folder, which will leave the previous installation undisturbed. You can remove all but the files that have custom settings from these copied folders (if you are confident in doing so). Next, launch Mastercam and go to File - Convert - Migration Wizard. Select the Advanced option and the screen will change [...]
Rapid Prototyping In the mad rush to get a new product to market, every hour counts, and as time passes, competition waxes while customers wane. In recent years, technological advances have dramatically accelerated the traditional product manufacturing lifecycle. Innovations in advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and digitization are enabling companies to get new products to market faster than ever before. To keep up with increasing speed to market and shorter product lifecycles, many companies are turning to 3D printing to stay ahead of the competition. While 3D printing has long been used as a prototyping tool, new advancements have helped increase [...]
Metal Casting Basics For applications where parts require fine features or complex geometries, casting remains a cost-effective and highly capable manufacturing process, producing critical components for aerospace, automotive, and medical applications. Metal casting dates back to at least 3200 B.C., progressing through many cycles of innovation to become the reliable, modernized process it is now. Today, industrial metal casting processes are used to make everything from knee implants to tractor parts. The basic process to create cast metal parts has a few steps common across different techniques: A manufacturer creates a pattern that represents the part, either as a removable [...]
Latest Advancements in World’s Leading CAM Software Designed to Streamline the Manufacturing Process Mastercam 2020 Router was recently released and it increases router cutting productivity and reduces overall production costs. It offers new 2D through multiaxis automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, improved Machine Configuration, 3D Tooling, and many more enhancements designed to streamline manufacturing from job setup to job completion. CNC Programming Mastercam 2020 meets the need for CAD/CAM software to increase productivity and programming efficiency, while reducing overall production costs, with a series of automated 2D through 5-axis toolpath improvements. Drag-and-drop expansion in select toolpaths streamline programming [...]
New HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution unleashes manufacturing predictability, breakthrough economics, and new applications; Industry leaders BASF, Jaguar Land Rover, Materialise, Siemens, and Vestas lean in with HP; New HP Digital Manufacturing Network for high-quality parts at scale. HP Inc. recently unveiled a series of innovations and partnerships helping its customers accelerate their digital manufacturing journey. HP is expanding its industry-leading 3D printing portfolio with the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution, an industrial 3D printing system bringing new levels of manufacturing predictability, efficiency, repeatability, and quality to customers scaling to full production. To further [...]
How would you like a handy reference guide for all of Mastercam’s functions? The Mastercam 2020 Quick Reference Guide is one simple chart that shows all the Mastercam icons, what functions they call, and the associated keyboard shortcut. It’s the perfect thing to have near your computer. The back of the reference guide even shows quick tips for the on-screen editing tools. Did you forget how to use the Mastercam Dynamic Gnomon or need some reminders on how to use the Quick Masks? This is your answer. Just click below to download the PDF, print it out and post near [...]
This article will provide an overview of next generation of Formlabs 3D Printers – the new Form 3 and Form3L from Formlabs. The Form 2 took the 3D printing industry by storm, giving engineers access to industrial quality SLA in a desktop machine. Building on the success of this platform, the Form 3 brings even greater detail and speed for engineering teams. The Form 3 is powered by a new technology called Low Force Stereolithography. The process uses linear illumination and a flexible tank to turn liquid resins into flawless prints. It all starts with the new custom-designed light processing [...]