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11 01, 2021

New GARR TOOL Library Available for Mastercam

By |2021-01-11T08:26:28-05:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

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 [...]

4 01, 2021

How To Succeed in the Challenging Aerospace Manufacturing Industry

By |2021-01-04T10:13:20-05:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Many of the advances in CAD/CAM software can help you to meet the challenges of succeeding in aircraft component manufacturing, but it can be difficult to navigate through all of your options. Mastercam has recently provided an overview on this topic that can be very helpful if you are in the aerospace industry. In this overview you will learn: Some of the advances in CAD/CAM that can specifically help aerospace challenges How CAD/CAM can benefit [...]

29 12, 2020

Ignite Your Manufacturing Business

By |2020-12-29T08:50:04-05:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Would you like an action plan for using proven CAM software technology to ignite the immediate and long term success of your manufacturing business? The makers of Mastercam have put together a white paper that uses Mastercam as a primary example of CAM software, but the same concepts can be applied to any shop using any of a variety of up-to-date CAM software implementations. In this white paper, you will discover that the future of [...]

21 12, 2020

Mastercam Solutions for Moldmaking Productivity

By |2020-12-21T08:21:01-05:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Mastercam|0 Comments

Mastercam includes numerous prep tools to help moldmakers fix models quickly and cleanly, patch holes, and correct errors in CAD models. These software advancements for moldmaking ensure the mold can be used in production as quickly as possible, by reducing the occurrence of common problems that cause delays. The primary focus is the moldmaker’s need for productivity that extends throughout the entire process, driving the trends seen in CAD/CAM software development—faster on the machine, faster [...]

14 12, 2020

3D Lathe Tool Enhancements in Mastercam 2021

By |2020-12-14T08:29:15-05:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam 2021 offers some great enhancements for 3D lathe tools. 3D tools now support interchangeable inserts defined for the same holder, multiple cutting definitions for each insert, as well as supporting multi-station toolholders. Let’s take a look at how this all works. In the tool designer, there is now an insert list for each holder. This allows you to simply add an insert definition for all the different inserts that fit this specific holder. This [...]

7 12, 2020

Using Surfaces to Create Stock Models Mastercam 2021

By |2020-12-07T08:16:59-05:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This blog post will cover how to use the Surface Stock Model feature in Mastercam 2021 when remachining a finished part. In this example, we will walk through remachining the orange pocket shown below in the mold core. We will use Stock Model to create machineable stock only on the walls of the pocket. To get started, we can create some surfaces from the solid model. First, create a new level and name it surfaces. [...]

30 11, 2020

Chaining Enhancements in Mastercam 2021

By |2020-11-30T09:42:02-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Let’s take a look at the new chaining enhancements in Mastercam 2021. There have been some improvements made to the wireframe chaining, the biggest one being the addition of the Display All Arrows button. This function allows you to fully control and edit selected chains without disrupting workflow. Let’s say you selected your chains in the wrong direction. You can easily solve this issue with the Display All Arrows tool. When you click the Display [...]

23 11, 2020

Downloading a Post From the Mastercam Tech Exchange

By |2020-11-23T08:37:40-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This blog post will show you how to download and install a Post from the Mastercam Tech Exchange. To get started, you first need to open up an internet browser and go to My.Mastercam.com. From there, just enter your username and password to login and once you arrive at the home page, go to the Communities drop-down and select the Tech Exchange. The Tech Exchange is full of free content including things like sample files [...]

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