The challenge is simple. Create a bold, original item using Mastercam. Mastercam is looking for eye-catching items that will demonstrate the many impressive and creative things that can be made with Mastercam. This is your chance to break the mold, think outside of the box, and cut outside the lines. You will receive a free Mastercam t-shirt just for entering and you'll also have a chance to win cash prizes. The top award in each category [...]
In this article, we will introduce a significant upgrade in Mastercam 2023, the Slot Mill toolpath. In previous versions of Mastercam, Slot Mill was only capable of processing very limited shapes. When you selected the Slot Mill toolpath and the chain of the profile to be machined, the oblong chain geometry generated the path with no problems. However, if you tried any of the other similar shapes you would get a warning message that says [...]
Mastercam 2023 includes an exciting new upgrade of the OptiRough toolpath. Rest Material now supports enhanced stock awareness in the Z-axis. In previous versions, Rest Material would ignore some aspects of the defined stock, but now, the stock option makes OptiRough Rest milling far more stock aware. You will notice a new stock option under Steep/Shallow. This new option allows you to choose if you want to reference the material above or below the part [...]
In the event that you missed our live in-person Mastercam 2023 Rollouts, and you also missed our live Rollout webinars, you are in luck. We just posted the webinar on our website to be streamed on-demand. This means you still have a chance to learn all about the latest and greatest enhancements, including: Detecting Undercut Stock when Machining Consolidating Multiaxis Toolpaths New B-Axis Contour Turning Toolpaths Check Mesh Enhancements Appending Operations to Mastercam Simulator Adding [...]
There is a new model prep tool in Mastercam 2023 called Solid Position and it is used to assemble parts in a fixture. In previous versions of Mastercam, assembling fixtures was a tedious process that required using the Transform tools to specifically position each piece of the fixture without any awareness of the neighboring solids. Now, in Mastercam 2023, you can use the new Solid Position tool to simply drag the target solid until it [...]
An integrated CAD/CAM system is one that houses both computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing functionalities within one platform. Basic math will tell you that researching, choosing, and installing one software system is half the work of researching, choosing, and installing two – and is usually much more cost-effective, too – but the benefits of doing all of your CAD/CAM programming in one interface go so much further. No loss of information when you export from [...]
Mastercam 2023 is full of new, useful tools that can make your day-to-day easier. Here are the top five you need to know. Detecting Undercut Stock When Machining In Mastercam 2023, achieving optimized motion is a matter of turning on a switch. The Dynamic OptiRough and Area Roughing toolpaths can now be aware of undercut stock conditions when rest machining. This results in improvements to the toolpath motion including less air cutting. Consolidating Multiaxis Toolpaths [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/4tl61lirox?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Solid Position Tool - Mastercam 2023 In this week's 2 Minute Tuesday, we learn how to use Mastercam's new model prep tool, Solid Position, to assemble parts in a fixture. The Solid Position tool allows you to simply drag the target solid until it makes contact with the intended solid.