Chicago, Illinois – At IMTS 2018, visitors can investigate the latest functionality in the newly released Mastercam 2019 at the CNC Software/Mastercam booth (#133340) in McCormick Place, September 10–15.
Mastercam 2019 helps increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with new 2D through multi-axis milling automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, expanded 3D tooling, Accelerated Finishing, and powerful turning and Mill-Turn enhancements.
Mastercam 2019 continues to increase productivity and programming efficiency, while reducing overall production costs with a series of automated 2D through 5-axis toolpath improvements. Re-engineered chamfering and holemaking strategies, plus the new multiaxis deburring provide new levels of time-saving automation and simplicity. New milling toolpath strategies, like the highspeed Equal Scallop toolpath, offers both machining performance and surface finish improvements. The new release includes additional support for the Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning method, enhanced grooving, bar feed, and other features for turning and mill-turn applications, plus new lathe and Swiss-style machine support.
Job preparation and setup
Mastercam 2019 increases efficiency and reduces job setup time and the preparation needed for part machining and programming. This includes enhanced CAD functionality and 3D model import support, improved part preparation and fixture setup tools, additional PowerSurface capabilities, and expanded support for Model-Based Definition (MBD).
Mastercam 2019’s expanded digital tool library capability delivers accurate, 3D tool assembly models, provides access to the latest cutting tool technology, and updates for Sandvik Coromant CoroPlus and MachiningCloud platforms. Mastercam 2019 also expands Accelerated Finishing with support for taper and lens style tools aimed at 75% cycle time improvement for finishing operations with superior surface finish quality.
With improvements to toolpath and machine simulation, toolpath graphics, and other verification and analysis tools, Mastercam 2019 provides greater programming assurance and allows for better, more informed decisions before a job is run. These improvements include support for block drilling multiple holes simultaneously and better axis control in simulation, allowing you to easily check machine limits or collision checking.
Job management and documentation
Mastercam 2019 also improves job documentation and management, while helping to address quality and certification initiatives. New toolpath visualization capabilities and section view tools, improvements to view and setup sheets, and a wide array of system level enhancements improve efficiency in managing job workflow, as well as providing better tools for process documentation.
What are the biggest challenges you see the medical device manufacturing industry facing in 2019?
- Ability to invest in technology
- Access to capital/credit/financing
- Changing regulatory environment
- Increased market competition
- New product development
- Pricing pressures
- Retaining/growing a skilled workforce