https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/uadcbntaff?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Is 5 Axis more valuable than you think? 5-axis machining not only opens up the door to new parts with complex geometries. It also can drastically reduce the setup times and cycle times on 3-axis parts
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/zsdmlttzbc?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 The Fundamentals of CNC for Design Engineers This is a short preview, watch the full recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4LrjJaMyIU
You are probably spending a big portion of your time in an office environment programming complicated parts before they can be machined. Reducing programming time can free you up so you can program more parts and be more hands-on throughout the machining process. Thanks to the updates with Mastercam OptiRough in the latest Mastercam release, more CNC programmers have access to this time-saving tool. What is Mastercam OptiRough? The Dynamic OptiRough in Mastercam 2022 is [...]
by Harry Foxman – a reprint from (https://www.fabbaloo.com/news/lessons-from-cimquests-2021-xpand3d-event-part-one) written as a follow up to our recent xpand3D event. The author is referring to one of our presentations on High-Efficiency Machining. This discussion examined the recent advancements in CNC tool path strategies. Understanding these advancements and how you can take advantage of them are key to growing your business. Sometimes the decision is difficult to purchase the equipment necessary for High-Efficiency Machining (HEM). The discussion talks [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/jh6atf8e9h?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Best Kept Secret Features of Mastercam Part 2 In the new Mastercam 2022, shortcuts for Drill Selection make it fast and seamless to set up drill toolpaths.
Let’s take a look at how to use the Mastercam Add History function. Suppose you receive a complex solid model from a customer and before you can start machining it you need to address some part revisions. In our example below, we have a fit counterbore that needs to be changed from 34mm to 1.375” diameter to match the new mating part. After we identified the proper hole and analyzed it to confirm the current [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/e8gg6bg51m?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Best Kept Secret Features of Mastercam With Selection Shortcuts, you can use ultra-fast methods to choose desired geometry for your operations.
The only thing worse than a useless tool is an excellent tool that goes underutilized. When you invest in a powerful computer-aided manufacturing system to bring your shop to the next level, make sure you are getting absolutely all you can out of it. Part of this comes down to preparation. Use this checklist to prepare for Mastercam 2022 and to unlock untapped potential sitting in your shop. 1. Organize Your Tools The first step [...]