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Mastercam 2018 for SOLIDWORKS delivers many new features to keep your shop running at peak performance. All of the Mastercam Mill and Lathe toolpath improvements are also included in Mastercam 2018 for SOLIDWORKS, as well as the following enhancements. In Mastercam 2018 for SOLIDWORKS, Face center points were introduced and were tied to Center points. Now, Face center points and Center points are independent of each other. You can use the Make Center Point option to create a single point in the middle of the Bounding Box and/or use the Make face center points option to create points at the center of each face. New Router Support Mastercam 2018 for SOLIDWORKS introduces support for Router, including Saw toolpaths, Block Drill toolpaths, and more. All specialized Router toolpaths are available through the menus once you activate a Router machine. Automatic Toolpathing (ATP) automates the process of assigning toolpaths to geometry for recurrent parts using a machining strategy. A machining strategy contains one or more level names that are associated or mapped to Mastercam operations. Create your operations library, read your part files, create your strategy, pick your cut list, and then begin cutting your toolpaths. Block Drill toolpaths take advantage of [...]
Come visit the largest Advanced Manufacturing Expo & 3D Printer Showroom in NJ. Our annual event is growing larger every year. It is designed to broaden your knowledge of what is hot in the Advanced Manufacturing arena and what you need to be aware of to remain productive in today’s rapidly changing world of technology. Enjoy innovative product demos while you network with top industry executives and your peers. This year the Advanced Manufacturing Expo has been expanded to 3 days and will take place on October 16 – 18, 2018 at the Cimquest Advanced Manufacturing facility in Branchburg, NJ. Join us for one day or all three days. Open Exhibit Hours Tuesday, October 16th - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Wednesday, October 17th - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Thursday, October 18th - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Early Bird Registration is now open. Register by August 31st and save $50! Early Bird Registration by August 31, 2018 - $25 Register between Sept 1 - Oct 15, 2018 - $50 Register at the door - $75 Click the button below to register. Register Here
(Reprint from Cutting Tool Manufacturing magazine.) Those who track productivity and machining performance are likely familiar with the concept of price versus cost of use. Despite their familiarity, though, when they talk to a cutting tool vendor about price, their reaction often is “Yikes, that tool is expensive!” They react this way because they don’t understand how tool performance affects the true cost of machining a particular part. Many expensive cutting tools have been engineered for high efficiency. When programmed to follow optimal CAM toolpaths and matched to a machine tool’s capability, they may offer total-cost-and-performance results that are significantly better than lower-cost cutting tools. Unlike traditional, offset-based toolpaths, newer toolpath strategies and technology can help keep machining performance at an optimal level. All images courtesy of CNC Software. At our manufacturing lab, CNC Software Inc., Tolland, Conn., conducted tests comparing cutting tool prices and actual productivity costs. We wanted to discover if preconceived notions we hear about cutting tool costs were true. One notion is that productivity results for an expensive tool will be essentially the same as a cheaper tool. We selected four solid-carbide endmills, cutting a sample part made from a familiar yet challenging material. [...]
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In the Mastercam 2018 release, there have been many system enhancements that can be seen throughout the entire Mastercam Family of Products. If you are using Mastercam 2018, it’s good a good reminder and if you’re not yet using Mastercam 2018, here’s what you are missing. Analyze Toolpath – Now includes XYZ location data corresponding to the mouse location at the start or end of the toolpath segment. This is in addition to the feed and speed data that is shown between the start and end of the segment. And, Analyze Distance Along Curve allows you to find the distance along a line, arc, or spline edge without having to trim or break it first. Command Finder – Searches for and opens Mastercam functions. It opens as a floating window that can be repositioned and remains on-screen until you close it. Enter a word in the Command Finder and Mastercam returns a list of possible matches that include a short description of the function. Endpoint Display – Has been enhanced, now displaying as solid white circles with a black outline to provide contrast with different geometry and background colors. Probe Operations – Are now associated to their selected geometry. As with [...]
It was 30 years ago when the HAAS VF-1 vertical machining center was born and now you're invited to see how it has become the most popular CNC machine ever! Haas is hosting a very special Demo Day on Wednesday, May 9th 2018 at various local Haas Factory Outlet locations. Please visit your local Haas Factory Outlet for this exciting event to see demonstrations, enjoy food, refreshments, and networking, and also have a chance to win a Race Weekend Giveaway. Plus, attendees will receive a free commemorative T-shirt in celebration of their very first vertical machining center, the VF-1! Please note that Cimquest will be showing Mastercam at the following HAAS Factory Outlet locations: HFO Allendale, NJ HFO Long Island HFO Pittsburgh HFO Bensalem Don't miss out. Click the button below to register. Register Here
To maintain a competitive advantage, you need to keep up with the latest game-changing technologies and breakthrough innovations—and every three years, the world’s most influential plastics trade event brings it all together for you. NPE2018: The Plastics Show provides exclusive access to the people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics. Build connections, exchange ideas and explore the largest concentration of machinery, tools, technology and professional training available in today’s industry marketplace. Join 65,000+ professionals from 128 countries and from every aspect of the industry and its vertical and end-user markets—and experience the future of plastics for yourself. Cimquest will be exhibiting in Booth #S23147 and will be displaying all of our latest technologies. Please stop by if you're at the show. SHOW DETAILS May 7-11, 2018 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL Cimquest Booth S23147 Get your complimentary tickets to the show by clicking the button below. Get Tickets