We are in the midst of an unprecedented event of global impact. It is our hope that everyone reading this is safe and healthy while the world comes to terms with COVID-19. As we all adjust to the disruptions and inconveniences caused by this situation, many of us are finding ourselves working from home or spending more time on our computers and devices. This is a great time to sharpen your Mastercam skills right in [...]
Mastercam Lathe Operations Libraries make the programming of part families more efficient. Working from the first part in the family, the toolpath order of operations and tooling has already been established. To use these same operations in the series of parts first, select a group of toolpaths, then right-click in the Operations Manager and select Export. Remember to rename the operations file to prevent overwriting Mastercam’s default version of the file. Then Save the file. [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/lsnpxcblyb?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Mastercam 2020 - Create Lathe Operations Library Programming of part families in Mastercam 2020 is much easier to manage when you Create Lathe Operations Library.
Mastercam 2020 allows you to use a tooling manufacturer's solid STEP files to define toolholders. To do this, start by opening the original STEP file downloaded from the tooling supplier and, with this geometry, reposition the holder so that it will rotate around Mastercam’s Z-axis relative to the top tool construction plane. Use the Dynamic Transform utility to do this. Now select both solid models and anchor the gnomon at the center of the bottom [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/a5oknazzrv?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Mastercam 2020 - Create a Custom Tool Assembly Here is Part 2 of How to Create a Custom Tool Assembly in Mastercam 2020. If you haven't watched it, check out Part 1 here https://cimquest-inc.com/define-tool-holders-in-mastercam-2020/
We just set some new Mastercam training dates at the HAAS Factory Outlet in Long Island. The following classes will be taking place over the next couples of months: Mill Essentials - April 20-23rd Lathe Essentials - May 5-6 Mill 3D - May June 16-18 If you're in the Long Island area this is a great chance to come out and learn all the latest features and enhancements in Mastercam 2020. The HAAS Factory Outlet [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/beg5wnbm0v?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Define Tool Holders in Mastercam 2020 Here we use the tooling manufacturing solid STEP files to define Tool Holders.
If you are currently on the Mastercam maintenance program, you can now participate in the Mastercam 2021 Beta Program. Shops all over the world, from small job shops to Fortune 100, will get a chance to test-drive Mastercam 2021 before it is released and provide valuable feedback to help shape the final product. Participants in the Beta Program get an early look at dozens of powerful new tools for simple to complex jobs. Faster, more [...]