The Ultimate CAM Solution for Manufacturing!
The primary design philosophy for Mastercam 2019 was to make the entire manufacturing process smoother and streamlined, from the beginning till the end, or more specifically, from job setup till job completion. Mastercam 2019 introduces various new and innovative additions to the software such as CAD and model preparation improvements, Accelerated Finishing, 2D multiaxis milling automation, Mill-Turn enhancements and expanded 3D tooling. This combination of upgrades enables you to save money while boosting machining productivity.
|Mastercam 2019 64bit||$75|
|Mastercam 2018 64bit||$65|
|Mastercam 2017 64bit||$65|
|Mastercam X9 64bit||$60|
|Mastercam X8 64bit||$60|
Being the latest edition, this Mastercam 2019 software possesses many new and improved features which serve to benefit you during the manufacture process. Effectively utilising these features will make the entire process far more streamlined and efficient. Some of the included features are as follows:
- 3 and 5 Axis deburr/edge break can be used for automation
- Solid chamfering can be automated
- Surface quality can be improved through boundary smoothing
- New Equal Scallop can be used for creating superior surface finishes
- Hole making can be automated through hole axis and New Solid Hole
- Surface machining support for lens and taper tools has been expanded
- Tool support for 3D turning
- Newly introduced 3D Lathe Tool Designer
- Machining efficiency is boosted by New Face Groove strategies
- New options for automating single-turret lathes
- Mill-turn tool loading is greatly simplified
- High-end construction and surface editing can be achieved through Power Surface
- Visual enhancements and toolpath display
- Organisation tools for New Solids Manager
- Various upgrades made to toolpath simulation and verification
Now that the tools at our disposal have been established, it’s important to look at how exactly this software can be used and what it offers to you. While it’s been mentioned that Mastercam 2019 software can help you reduce costs and boost efficiency, now we will cover how that is made possible.
CNC programming makes use of the capabilities of Mastercam 2019 to provide you with the necessary tools to carry out all the processes you need for manufacturing. While some of these have been outlined above, additional utilities include enhanced grooving, new lathe and Swiss style machine support, and further support for Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning methods.
By taking advantage of the enhanced CAD capabilities and the 3D model import support, the time needed to set up is greatly reduced. Additionally, in the same way the preparation needed for part machining and programming is also reduced. Other tools also serve to support the time management aspect. These would be; improved part preparation, additional PowerSurface tools, expanded support for Model-Based Definition (MBD), and lastly, fixture set up tools.
Mastercam 2019 also brings with it several improvements made to toolpath simulation, toolpath graphics, machine simulation, and various other tools meant for analysis and verification. What this means is that Mastercam 2019 provides its users with a great deal of programming assurance. An additional benefit of this is that you can make well thought out decisions prior to committing to any job. Thanks to these upgrades, it’s now very simple and convenient to check machine limits and run collision checks. This is achieved due to improved axis control and support for simultaneously block drilling multiple holes.
Additional improvements made to the Mastercam 2019 software include better support for the management and documentation of jobs. The software also further assists in addressing matters such as quality and certification initiatives. Not only is documentation managed more smoothly now, but workflow also experiences a boost in efficiency. This is entirely due to: improvements to setup and view sheets, new capabilities for toolpath visualisation, alongside a wide range of various other system level enhancements introduced for the sake of improving workflow and documentation.