Mastercam adds automation, support for Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning
CNC Software Inc., developers of Mastercam, has partnered with Sandvik Coromant to bring the industry’s first automated CAM (computer aided manufacturing) support to Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning methodology. A new set of Mastercam turning strategies, scheduled for the upcoming Mastercam 2018 release in June, supports Sandvik Coromant CoroTurn Prime inserts and the PrimeTurning technology. These automated strategies simplify CAM programming for these innovative inserts capable of increasing productivity 50-80%, achieving high material removal rates, and doubling tool life over conventional inserts currently in use.
Developers of Mastercam worked closely with the Sandvik Coromant product line management and technical specialists to implement their patent-pending PrimeTurning methodology for performing turning operations in all directions within Mastercam’s standard product. These specialized toolpath strategies take full advantage of CoroTurn Prime insert design to achieve high material removal rates and improved tool life. Mastercam 2018 supports both CoroTurn Prime A-type inserts designed for roughing, finishing, and profiling, and B-type inserts for heavy roughing applications. These automated toolpaths allow programmers to achieve high productivity gains in ISO P steels, ISO M stainless steels, and ISO S heat-resistant super alloy (HRSA) materials.
Scheduled for release June 2017, toolpath strategy support for Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning method will be included within the Mastercam 2018 release, free of charge, to all new seats and Maintenance customers of Mastercam Lathe Level 1 and Mill-Turn products.