Mill-Turn Part 3: Best Practices Workflow

Getting in Sync with Mill-Turn A CAD/CAM approach for making the most out of your multistream manufacturing investments Part 3 of 4: Best Practices Workflow Mastercam’s meticulously researched Mill-Turn workflow guides users through a series of clear best-practices that streamline the generation of safe, efficient programs. This makes it easy for the programmer to focus on…
Getting in Sync with Mill-Turn A CAD/CAM approach for making the most out of your multistream manufacturing investments Part 2 of 4: Posts Are Critical Post processors are the heart and soul of CAM. So it is very important to make sure the post is set up correctly and in tune with your particular machine and…
Getting in Sync with Mill-Turn A CAD/CAM approach for making the most out of your multistream manufacturing investments Part 1 of 4: Introduction Mill-Turn CNC machines — with multiple-spindles and/or turrets — can dramatically improve machining productivity and accuracy by eliminating setups. These machines have been available for a long time. However, until recently, they were…
Solid Hole Operation Eliminates need for wireframe helper geometry Easy drop-down menu for blind, through, counterbore, countersink, and counter drill holes Customizable preset file with drills, tap sizes, and socket head screw support Creating holes features in previous versions of Mastercam required the use of helper geometry like points, arcs, and circles. In Mastercam 2019, this…
Capture and Replay Removes/adds material when moving playback backward and forward See effect of tool travel Identify potential issues Saves time, eliminates need to restart Simulation In previous releases, to investigate detailed areas of the toolpath for potential gouges or to see direction changes and the effects of material removal, you had to restart Simulation and…
Simulation Axis Control Redesigned as an easy-to-use and familiar machine pendant control Adjusts granularity Contains min/max overrides Simplifies validation of machine travel and limits The Axis Control panel available in the Simulation tab of Mastercam Simulator has been redesigned to interact like a machine control. A feed wheel and axis dials are added to make the…
Mastercam 2019 improves the visual realism of parts and assemblies by replacing Render modes with attribute assignment. Metallic, Plastic and Glossy replaced with attributes Assign a range of materials to solids, surfaces, and meshes Improves visual realism Now you can assign metallic, plastic, and glass attributes to individual solids, surfaces, and meshes with a range of…
In Mastercam 2019, Power Surface has been expanded to make creating surfaces easier. Create surfaces from curves; match adjoining surfaces Adjust surface behavior, transition, and curvature Repair or modify models In Mastercam 2019, Power Surface has been expanded to make creating surfaces easier. Surfaces can now be constructed from curves along the edges of, and influenced…
The new Edit Surface function in Mastercam 2019 allows you to modify the topology of a surface by manipulating surface nodes, Iso curves, and surface control points. Modify surface topology easily Manipulate nodes, Iso curves, and surface control points Add Iso curves to refine edits See results before accepting with full Undo/Redo support Repair imported data…
Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ Method Fully integrated into Mastercam 2019 New OD/ID tool support Complete 3D tool assemblies contained in the libraries Toolpath support for Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ method, introduced in Mastercam 2018 as a C-Hook add-on, is now fully integrated into Mastercam Lathe and Mill-Turn. The CoroTurn® Prime tool libraries for PrimeTurning now include .4 mm…