A new toolpath called Mastercam Chamfer Drill has been added to Mastercam 2021. This new Chamfer Drill toolpath allows you to use a chamfer tool, spot drill, or drill to chamfer multiple size holes in a single operation. In practice, this will allow you to use a single spot drill to make the desired root chamfer on many holes in one operation. This new ability will allow you to significantly reduce the number of toolpaths [...]
This article will cover using Mastercam Air Regions when cutting open geometry in the 2D Highspeed Dynamic toolpath. With multiple open sides many times programmers will try to select the inside edges of the open Geom. In this example, we will select the geometry along the two walls. This image below illustrates the preview chains utility that shows what the toolpath is calculating to be cut. With the machining region set to cut from the [...]
Let’s take a look at how to use Mastercam Slot Mill to program undercuts using settings in the depth cuts utility. For this example, we will use the Circle Mill toolpath. Open the Circle Mill toolpath and select the geometry. The depth cuts are going to be set as step ups from the bottom to top, using the top of the slot mill to create the undercut. You can select either the upper or lower [...]
Recent releases of Mastercam have implemented some big improvements to the Sweep function within the Solid Modeling function. Prior to these releases, Sweep operations required a fillet between entities on the Along curve when there was a change in direction of more than 5 degrees. Sweep is ideal for cylindrical-shaped parts. Fixtures, propeller blades, door handles, wheel spokes, exhaust pipes, and engine ports are some examples. We want to make sure you are taking advantage [...]
To combat the restlessness many of us are feeling right now, Strategic Technical Specialist Karlo Apro recommends keeping busy. “Most of us are stuck at home right now, but on the other side of this pandemic, shops will be busier than ever. We will all be trying to make up for lost time. It would be smart to use this downtime to ‘sharpen our tools’, including our brain, by taking another look at something that [...]
In this article, we will discuss Cartesian coordinates along with X,Y,Z orientation in Mastercam’s Planes Manager. When working with Mastercam, it is helpful to remember that we are working in a Cartesian coordinate system with regard to an X,Y,Z origin. The Mastercam X,Y,Z coordinates system also follows right-hand rule whereas X positive moves from the left to the right of the origin. This is also represented by the motion in common vertical CNC milling machines. [...]
Make Better Parts Faster with Mastercam 2021 Mastercam 2021 increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with faster and more flexible multiaxis improvements, enhancements in turning and turning-related applications, advances in speed, safety, and much more. These advancements have been made in direct response to the needs of the global manufacturing community. Some of the new features and areas of improvement you will find in Mastercam 2021 include: Expanded Multiaxis Pocketing combines efficient pocket [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/jfuujvbtuz?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Air Regions in Mastercam Today we will be looking at using Air Regions when cutting open geometry in the 2D Highspeed Dynamic toolpath.