20 11, 2017

Preventing Upcuts in Mastercam 2018 Dynamic Turning

By | November 20th, 2017|

There is a new enhancement to the dynamic turning toolpaths in Mastercam 2018. In previous versions of Mastercam, you had to be careful not to gouge the part with the tool holder. Now in Mastercam 2018, one simple checkbox and an adjustable clearance angle can help prevent upcut motions which fall outside the tools useable [...]

13 11, 2017

Mastercam 2018 Simulation Presentation Files

By | November 13th, 2017|

There’s a new option in the Mastercam 2018 Simulator to save full 3D executable presentation files. In previous versions we could capture and save MP4 movies, but viewers could not change the capture perspective or zoom level. Now in Mastercam 2018, the presentation exe files are standalone files that can be run on any computer [...]

6 11, 2017

Leveraging CAD/CAM Advances

By | November 6th, 2017|

reprint from MoldMaking Technology Often-overlooked software tools can enhance moldmaking business competitiveness. Mold builders have experienced difficult times as inexpensive labor enticed customers to look offshore in search of bargain pricing. This trend persisted even though many of these shoppers frequently paid hidden costs in terms of communications barriers, quality and leadtime challenges. In recent [...]

3 11, 2017

Sandvik Coromant CoroPlus® ToolLibrary

By | November 3rd, 2017|

4 Simple Steps To Prepare and Import Your Tool Assemblies Finding the right tool information to build tool assemblies can be a daunting task. It usually involves searching through multiple sources and entering tool information manually. With the latest release of Mastercam 2018, you can now easily import tool assemblies through CoroPlus® ToolLibrary. The library [...]

9 10, 2017

Mastercam MachiningCloud Connection

By | October 9th, 2017|

Searching for up-to-date, accurate tooling data can be a tedious, time-consuming task for CAM programmers. A myriad of websites, catalogs, and other sources are available for the task, but typically require manual entry methods that may result in data inaccuracies as your NC program takes shape. Every tooling manufacturer offers their own approach to making [...]

18 09, 2017

Mastercam 2018 Plane and View Systems Options

By | September 18th, 2017|

There are some new options available in the plane and view systems of Mastercam 2018. In previous Mastercam versions, there were only seven default system planes and their corresponding graphics views available to choose from. Now in Mastercam 2018, two new selections have been added which can be picked instantly and they can also be [...]

8 09, 2017

Learn All About Mastercam 2018

By | September 8th, 2017|

As with most modern computer applications, every year brings a new software version of Mastercam. At Cimquest, we host annual update meetings throughout our regions to help our customers understand all of the latest features of the new version. We’ve just added six new venues for September and you can find all of the info [...]

1 09, 2017

New Mastercam 2018 Rollout Events Just Added

By | September 1st, 2017|

We have five more upcoming Mastercam 2018 Rollouts coming up in September, with three dates in Virginia just added. If you haven’t already attended one of these events, you now have more chances in more locations to come check out the latest and greatest Mastercam functionality. Upcoming Dates and Locations September 19th Hampton Inn 8441 [...]