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30 10, 2018

Mastercam Launcher Utility

By |2018-10-30T11:02:28+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, CQTV, Mastercam, Mastercam Video Series|0 Comments The Mastercam Launcher Utility utility helps you setup desktop icons and gives them special properties. If you have a network license, this will ensure you activate only the licenses you need, while leaving others available on the system.

16 07, 2018

Onshape Branching and Versioning

By |2018-07-16T11:08:38+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: 2 Minute Tuesdays, CQTV, Innovative CAD Series, SolidWorks 2MT|0 Comments   With this feature in Onshape, various team members can branch off to a separate workspace and contribute to a design. The result is multiple versions of a design, which can be compared or merged without compromising the original concept.

17 07, 2017

Mastercam Connected to MachiningCloud

By |2017-12-22T08:30:37+00:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Mastercam, News / Promos|0 Comments

With the release of Mastercam 2018, Mastercam is now connected to MachiningCloud. The Mastercam MachiningCloud connection provides users access to MachiningCloud's cutting tool product data from within Mastercam. Mastercam customers now have direct access to complete and up-to-date cutting tool product data from leading cutting tool manufacturers available on MachiningCloud. With this new Mastercam MachiningCloud connection, Mastercam users will experience the following key benefits: Search for tools from multiple manufacturers quickly in one place. Access to manufacturer's expert cutting tool recommendations. Quickly filter a universe of possibilities down to an optimum solution for a given workpiece. Import the selected product data into Mastercam for programming. Utilize the 3D models for simulation and 2D drawings for documentation. For more information please view the short video below.

14 07, 2017

What is Chip Load?

By |2017-12-22T08:32:16+00:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

As part of our Foundations of Cutting Metal series, we are going to discuss Chip Load and Feed Per Tooth or Inch Per Tooth in relation to milling. Chip Load or Feed Per Tooth is the theoretical length of material that is fed into each cutting edge as it moves through the work material.Chip Load given by tool manufacturers is the distance the material is moved into the cutter at the centerline of the tool as each cutting edge rotates through to cut. It is a theoretical distance because other cutting factors like width of cut and cutting edge geometry affect the physical thickness of the chip so measuring the thickness of a chip with a caliper or micrometer will not give you the calculated chip load. It must be calculated from the actual cutting parameters. Why Should You Care About Chip Load? Chip Load affects 5 major areas of the machining process: As Chip Load increases or decreases it requires more or less force to shear the material being cut so it controls the amount of HP and torque that is being used. Too much Chip Load increases wear, leads to premature tool failure, rough finishes and draws more HP, torque and amperage thru [...]

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