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6 04, 2020

Creating Custom Tool Assemblies in Mastercam

By |2020-04-06T08:23:03-04:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This article will explain how to use the edited tool holder to create a custom tool assembly in a Mastercam tool library. With the tool holders defined, we can take advantage of gouge check and tilt strategies in the surface and multi-axis toolpaths. To create the tool assembly, we will use the Tool Manager in a Mastercam Mill part file. Open the Tool Manager and create a tool. Next, right-click on the tool and select [...]

16 03, 2020

Using Mastercam Lathe Operations Libraries

By |2020-03-16T08:30:31-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

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. [...]

2 03, 2020

How to Define Toolholders in Mastercam 2020

By |2020-03-02T08:51:03-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

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 [...]

20 01, 2020

Top 2-Minute Tuesdays Videos of 2019

By |2020-01-20T08:41:21-05:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: News / Promos, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Did you know that we produce and share one video every week as part of our 2-Minute Tuesdays Video Series? This popular video series is now in its eighth season and it focuses on various topics in the manufacturing industry including Mastercam, a variety of 3D Printers, CAD, Reverse Engineering & Inspection solutions, as well as Customer Spotlights, Tips & Tricks, What’s New, and much more. You can sign up to receive these videos in [...]

6 01, 2020

Mastercam Hole Table Feature Now Integrated

By |2020-01-06T08:29:46-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

The Hole Table feature of Mastercam Mill was previously only an add-in in earlier releases but it is now integrated with Mastercam and has been improved. Select Hole Table on the Drafting tab to use this new function. Hole Table creates parameter notes for all holes (circles) in your part file, allowing you to gather hole data and record it in a table for part inspection. In previous Mastercam releases, it was limited to finding [...]

11 12, 2019

Coolant Delivery Methods for CNC Machines

By |2019-12-11T08:19:19-05:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

Coolant has three purposes for CNC machines. To cool To lubricate To flush chips away from the cutting tool. There are 3 typical delivery methods, flood, air, and mist and each is affected by pressure and volume. Flood is the most common method, which is directed either at the tool, through the tool, or both. Flood delivery is the best method to provide cooling, lubrication and is good at chip flushing. As coolant pressure increases [...]

4 11, 2019

Setting up Mastercam Max Spindle RPMs

By |2019-11-04T08:41:11-05:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

With Mastercam 2020 you can set up your max spindle RPMs for various machine types. Whether it is a Milling machine, a router, or a lathe, you will want to properly set up the max RPMs so you are using your machine to its full potential. Start with your milling machine selected and then go to the Machine tab to select the Machine Definition option. Click the checkmark in the box that appears and then [...]

9 09, 2019

Mastercam 2020 Coolant Command Options

By |2019-09-09T08:30:37-04:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Mastercam, Tech Tips|0 Comments

This article will show you how to adjust the coolant command options inside of the Machine Definition in Mastercam 2020. Setting up the names for the coolant is important to ensure that programmers and operators know exactly what style of coolant to expect for each tool. First, select the machine you would like to change and then go to the Machine tab on the Ribbon Bar and select the Machine Definition option. Click the checkmark [...]

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