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14 11, 2022

Benefits to Upgrading Mastercam 2D Mill or Router 3D

By |2022-11-14T08:15:03-05:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

What are the benefits of upgrading a 2D mill or router seat to 3D? The Mastercam products referred to as 2D and single surface 3D allow some limited 3D machining, however, they can be updated at any time. This upgrade is referred to as Multi-surface 3D and it adds significant capabilities beyond just the multiple-surface 3D machining capability including: Stock awareness that prevents wasted time in “air cuts” Multi-thread processing for efficient multi-tasking Seamless integration [...]

7 11, 2022

Mastercam 2023 Color Mapping in Verify

By |2022-11-07T08:14:57-05:00November 7th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam 2023 now gives you choices for mapping colors identically or independently in the main interface and the Mastercam Simulator often referred to as Mastercam Verify. In previous versions of Mastercam, color mapping in the main interface was completely independent of the Simulator and was also tied to the simple 256-color palette of Windows. However, the Simulator uses the HTML color palette which, while it supports many more color definitions, uses a different naming convention [...]

31 10, 2022

Mastercam 2023 Includes Unsharp Edges in Multiaxis Deburr

By |2022-10-31T08:19:32-04:00October 31st, 2022|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

There is a new feature in the Mastercam 2023 Multiaxis Deburr toolpath that allows you to more easily program your models. Typically, when using the deburr toolpath, you would need to modify your models to remove the modeled chamfers in order to program to a sharp corner. Now, with the latest Mastercam release, there is a new option available when using automatic edge detection called Include Unsharp Edges. Here’s how to use it. In the [...]

24 10, 2022

New Mastercam Tool Axis Control Strategy

By |2022-10-24T08:47:06-04:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This blog post will cover a new Mastercam 2023 Tool Axis Control strategy for the multiaxis toolpaths called Tilt Relative to Reference Surface. In previous versions of Mastercam, you needed to utilize the Clean Core machining method to achieve this style of tool axis control. This meant creating a simplified surface under the part to drive the tool axis control and then offsetting the toolpath using a collision control strategy. This added a substantial amount [...]

29 08, 2022

Mastercam 2023 Slot Mill Enhancements

By |2022-08-29T08:19:52-04:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

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 [...]

22 08, 2022

Mastercam 2023 OptiRough Rest Roughing

By |2022-08-22T08:19:23-04:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 08, 2022

Mastercam 2023 Solid Position Model Prep Tool

By |2022-08-08T08:52:56-04:00August 8th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

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 [...]

11 04, 2022

Mastercam 3D High Speed Waterline Toolpath Enhancements

By |2022-04-11T08:36:43-04:00April 11th, 2022|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Mastercam 2022 includes some handy new 3D High-Speed Waterline tool path enhancements for spiral patterns, new contour directions, machining flat areas, and optimizing the cut order. Machining with a Spiral Pattern and New Contour Directions The Cut Method drop-down on the Cut Parameters page has been replaced with the Closed contour direction and Open contour direction drop-downs. These new drop-downs allow you to create more efficient cutting motion and include reduced retracts on open contours. [...]

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