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11 02, 2019

Mastercam Axis Control

By |2019-02-11T08:21:36+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

  Today we are going to explore one of the newest features in Mastercam 2019 called Axis Control. This new feature can be found inside of the Machine Simulation options and is a great tool to ensure all of the axis, X,Y, and Z along with A,B, and C all fall within the limits of your machine. Let’s begin with a part file that includes proper stock setup and some toolpaths on it to simulate. Go into the Backplot and Simulator options in the Toolpaths Manager and then into the Simulation tab in the top right corner. From here, make [...]

21 01, 2019

Mastercam 2019 Mill-Turn Improvements

By |2019-01-21T08:45:28+00:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam 2019 Mill-Turn makes machining on today’s high-powered turning centers and full-function machining centers simpler and easier than ever before. Machines that eliminate multiple setups, manual part handling, redundant fixturing, and reduce idle time can boost production and maximize profitability. Adjust Tool Projection After loading tools, you now have the ability to adjust the tool’s projection length by dragging the tool in the graphics window. Mastercam will display the tool and its locator component in the graphics window. Bar Feed The Bar Feed toolpath has been improved and is now supported in Simulation. There are also new options to help manage geometry including [...]

7 01, 2019

Mastercam for Solidworks Mask on Arc

By |2019-01-07T08:59:45+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

The feature called Mask on Arc in Mastercam for Solidworks is a familiar option in the standalone version of Mastercam. It provides a quick selection process for hole making toolpaths to help accelerate programming. It can quickly differentiate between similar sizes and select multiple locations. In this example, we have a combination of sketched and fully defined features visible in the part file. Let’s first use the circles drawn in these sketches. If you call a hole making function, such as drill, you will see the checkbox on the point manager to activate the masking. Once you check the box, [...]

2 01, 2019

Moldex3D Tech Tip: Import Curves

By |2019-01-02T09:39:22+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Import Curves in Moldex3D for Quick Venting Setting Moldex3D’s pre-processing tools enable you to set venting. The main purpose of venting is to allow the air trapped during the injection molding process to escape and prevent surface defects, such as burning, flash, short shots and air traps, and severe volume shrinkage. Importing curves in Moldex3D’s venting setting eliminates the need for manually selecting the venting boundary. It provides you with a more streamlined workflow, reducing time and effort. It only requires the following simple steps to complete the vent setting: Create venting curves → Set Moldex3D project → Set Computation [...]

14 12, 2018

The Process of Importing Organic Shapes

By |2018-12-14T08:28:30+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: 3D Scanning, Tech Tips|0 Comments

In this article, we go into more details about the process of importing organic shapes into CAD. We will explain how we created a custom coffee pod holder by scanning a human hand and including it in the CAD design. The first step involved capturing the geometry. There are many different 3D scanners out, all of which vary in accuracy, resolution, and light technologies. In order to facilitate the scanning of the hand, we used a structured white light scanner, which does not require positioning targets. Once the data was acquired, the second task involved data clean up. Using mesh [...]

12 12, 2018

Autodesk Netfabb Lattice Assistant and Lattice Commander

By |2018-12-12T08:29:47+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Netfabb, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Today we are going to cover how to use Autodesk Netfabb to create lattices with two of Netfabb’s internal tools, Lattice Assistant and Lattice Commander. Autodesk Netfabb is Additive Manufacturing software that allows you to repair, prepare and build your parts. Lattice Assistant and Lattice Commander are currently available as tech previews, and included in Netfabb Premium and Ultimate. The first tool we will discuss is Lattice Assistant, which combines hollowing, lattice generation and merging with tools to generate perforation and the matching plugs for drainage of unused material. Shown below is a connecting rod used for one of our [...]

12 11, 2018

Mastercam Launcher Utility

By |2018-11-12T08:48:30+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

The Mastercam Launcher utility helps you set up desktop icons and give them special properties. If you work in a company using a Network license of Mastercam this will help ensure that you activate only the licenses you need while leaving others available on the system. To access this utility, go to the Start menu/All Programs, and find the Mastercam Program Group. Inside here, look for the Mastercam Launcher icon. You may find the icon in a subfolder labeled Utilities in earlier versions of windows. Note there are two primary areas of the launcher window: the upper portion designates what [...]

5 11, 2018

Mastercam 3D Lathe Tools

By |2018-11-05T08:32:02+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Did you know that you can export your lathe tool assemblies from Machining Cloud and turn them into 3D Tools in Mastercam? Well, you can and this article will show you how to do it. First, go into the Machining Cloud app and then into the My Workshop section. From here, select the My Tools tab up at the top. In here you will be able to find all of your tool assemblies that you have created. Once you find the tool that you want to create in Mastercam, just select it and go to the Download Model option, then [...]

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