Mastercam 2020 Router increases efficiency

Mastercam 2020 Router helps increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with new 2D through multiaxis routing automation features, CAD and model preparation improvements, and more, according to the AWFS exhibitor.

“Mastercam 2020 continues to increase productivity and programming efficiency, while reducing overall production costs, with a series of automated 2D through 5-axis toolpath improvements,” the company explained in a statement. “The new 3D Blend toolpath is based on the Surface Finish Blend toolpath, but is faster with a superior quality, and provides stock and holder checking. 3D tooling has also seen many usability improvements such as 3D tool icons in tool lists, stop-on-contact functionality when mating insert to holder, and auto-populating compensation point when defining 3D tools.

“Mastercam 2020 increases efficiency and reduces job setup time and the preparation needed for part machining and programming. This includes the ability to filter inserts and holders by attributes as well as the ability to track associativity. Chaining enhancements include an improved Chaining dialog box layout for Wireframe and Solids mode, and chain display and behavior improvements.

“With improvements to toolpath and machine simulation, toolpath graphics, and other verification and analysis tools, Mastercam 2020 provides greater programming assurance and allows for better, more informed decisions before a job is run. These improvements include the go to home position on tool plane change which moves the tool to a home position between operations when there is a plane change. Rotary axis positioning allows you to simulate and visualize multi-axis movement of the machine tool, while Skip Drill Cycle Pecking improves cycle time estimates.”

For more, visit booth No. 7844 at AWFS and www.mastercam.com/solutions/router.