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Mastercam Mill Focused on Efficiency, Speed and Automation

Mastercam 2018 Mill offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation. "2-D high speed toolpaths, 3-D enhancements and multiaxis features combine with dozens of additional new enhancements in a package intended to improve shop floor productivity," said a company spokesperson.

Highlights and new functionality include:

  • 2-D enhancements - Stock awareness has been added to select 2-D toolpaths and allows tool motion on the top, bottom or both values of the stock. This provides a safer and more optimized tool motion. User can also optimize finish passes based on rough stock, giving more efficient and safer tool motion. Plunge entry is supported for Dynamic Mill toolpaths, allowing user to plunge directly into material. Spring passes can be used to create additional finish passes with a spacing of zero between the passes. This can be used for parts with thin material that may have flexed away from the tool during previous passes.
  • 3-D enhancements - The workflow for all 3-D high speed toolpaths has been streamlined and gives fine control over exactly where to cut. High speed Hybrid toolpaths now offer smoothing controls and deliver a finer finish, requiring less handwork. Follow containment has been added and allows the tool to follow the containment boundary back to the start of the cut, creating clean and closed passes. It also helps to avoid partial cuts when a containment boundary was directly on top of a vertical surface.
  • Multiaxis improvements - Common direction has been added to select toolpaths and keeps the tool at a uniform tilt angle to reduce tool and machine motion. Dropping has been added to the 3- to 5-axis toolpaths and projects the 3-axis toolpath onto the selected surfaces, adjusting the tool vectors to be normal to the surface. Also, the Multiaxis Link Safety Zone page has been redesigned to better reflect the parameters.

Additional tools in Mastercam 2018 Mill include:

  • Contour enhancements such as Chamfer tool offset, Machine finish passes, Multi pass order and Rough pass cut direction.
  • Mastercam 2-D toolpaths now support Depth cut direction and Depth cut order, allowing users to order cuts from top to bottom or from bottom to top, as well as allowing users to set the depth cut order.
  • When an undercut tool is selected, without wanting to machine the undercut area, Detect undercuts disables undercutting when using an undercut tool.
  • The Collision Control page has been redesigned in Mastercam Multiaxis, and Maintain Tilt keeps the tool tilted during retract and feed moves to reduce tool and machine motion.
  • Other productivity improvements across the entire product.

For more information contact:

CNC Software, Inc.

671 Old Post Road

Tolland, CT 06084


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