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Accurately Locate Cast Parts in CNC for Post-Machining Operations | Mastercam & CIMCO Probe

Accurately Locate Cast Parts in CNC for Post-Machining Operations | Mastercam & CIMCO Probe 

If we’re going to machine a casting, we need to know exactly where it is. And to do that, we’re going to probe it with CIMCO probing. CIMCO probing utilizes a probe tool to take measurements of the rough casting to locate the center of the imperfect shape to offset the toolpath for consistent finished parts. In this part, we measure the angle and overall width of a part. This allows us to set the machine right in the middle of the casting’s geometry.

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Comparing 3D and Multiaxis Cutting Strategies in Mastercam

Comparing 3D and Multiaxis Cutting Strategies in Mastercam 3/5

In this video, we will discuss when to use 3D machining and when to use multi-axis machining using the example of cutting simple tool paths. We will demonstrate the use of flowline toolpath in both conventional 3D and multi-axis perspectives. The aim is to convey the advantage of multi-axis machining in improving cycle times on a 5-axis machine by generating larger step overs, without compromising on the surface finish.

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Mastering Multiaxis Machining: Curve Drill 5-axis vs. Contour Toolpath

Mastering Multiaxis Machining: Curve Drill 5-axis vs. Contour Toolpath 1/5

Curve drill 5-axis, as the name implies, is a multiaxis machining technique that allows for precise drilling or milling along a curved surface, offering exceptional control over complex shapes. Unlike traditional contour milling, which relies on axis substitution, curve drill 5x provides a more flexible and efficient solution for cutting irregular surfaces. This feature allows machinists to wrap a tool around intricate geometries and generate toolpaths that perfectly follow the desired curve, resulting in smooth and accurate machining operations.

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New Stock Model Verify Options in Mastercam 2024

New Stock Model Verify Options in Mastercam 2024

Verification and Simulation behavior has been upgraded in Mastercam 2024 to make it easier to calculate against an existing stock model feature. To utilize an intermediate stock model as a starting point for verification or simulation, it is no longer necessary to perform a stock override.

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