Post processor unlocks faster and more accurate “art-to-part” FANUC CNC capabilities Mastercam and FANUC America, a leading factory automation solutions provider, introduce a new post processor designed to optimize 5-axis capabilities in FANUC CNCs. The post processor allows advanced machine tool operators to reduce their cycle times while boosting part accuracy, particularly for CAD/CAM generated 5-axis simultaneous contouring part processes. “Growing our relationship with FANUC was an opportunity that would continue to benefit our customer [...]
Sylatech is an investment casting firm that uses Ultimaker 3D printers to speed up their rapid prototyping process. Sylatech offers services in CNC machining, radio frequency and microwave manufacturing, and investment casting. They have been around for over 53 years and have customers in aerospace, space, defense, medical, automotive, and construction. Sylatech uses 3D printing as part of their investment casting process. Before using Ultimaker 3D printers, customers had to directly invest in tooling needed [...]
We are proud to announce a partnership with MakerBot. Founded in 2009, MakerBot brought one of the first mass-produced and readily available 3D printers to the market which earned their acquisition from Stratasys®, a leader in industrial FDM 3D printing. In recent years, MakerBot as a company has completely transformed their business with a new focus on the B2B market. This becomes apparent when you see that the METHOD Series 3D printers have 21 industrial [...]
Mastercam is extending their free Mastercam University classes until the end of June 2021! Since we are still in the midst of the Covid pandemic you may still be experiencing more downtime than usual. Why not make the most of it and expand your Mastercam knowledge and skill? The free classes offered are listed below. Free courses for Mastercam Mill: Mastercam 2019 - 2D Mill - For anyone still using Mastercam 2019, this course will [...]
The xpand3D event will take place virtually April 20 & 21 We decided to push this virtual event off by a couple of months. We have been busy gathering content and we know that the further we push it off, the more great content we will be able to provide. Also, given the fact that Covid is going to prevent the previously scheduled spring in-person trade shows, this virtual gathering will nicely fill the gap [...]
While many tend to use Best Fit alignments for inspection, the truth is that the alignment method may not provide the most accurate inspection results. When using a Best Fit alignment process, you are relying on the inspection software to understand the design intent and align the scan of the manufactured part properly to the nominal CAD model. If datums aren’t provided to use for alignment by the inspection drawing or PMI model, you would [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/xtz6ge2ynh?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Creating Custom Tool Databases - Mastercam 2021 By using the custom tool database you should be able to decrease some of the time it would take for programming, calculating feeds & speeds and hunting for tools in the default tool database/libraries.
Import a full line of GARR cutting tools directly into your Mastercam toolpath operations. CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam, the world’s leading CAD/CAM software, has announced a new partnership with GARR TOOL to provide their complete line of cutting tools as a native, Mastercam tool library. GARR TOOL is an ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturer of high-performance solid carbide cutting tools, 100% made in the United States. GARR TOOL produces over 14,000 tools a day at [...]