Solidworks Solution

Mastercam for Solidworks

With Mastercam toolpaths integrated directly within the SOLIDWORKS environment, the toolpaths are applied directly to the part or assembly. Any design change that Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS encounters is handled quickly, with the affected toolpaths identified so the user can simply update them. And intelligent use of Design Tables and multiple Configurations makes working with families of parts easy.

Why Choose Mastercam?

  • Streamlined: A remarkably easy interface has you cutting parts quickly.
  • Comprehensive: Get the most robust 2-through 5-axis toolpath generation available.
  • Smart: Intelligent toolpaths know when your part is edited and what’s left to cut.
  • Flexible: Open virtually any CAD file or use Mastercam’s built-in 3D modeling tools.
  • Supported: Work with the most professional, knowledgeable network in the industry today.     

Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS Mill

2D MACHINING


Serious 2D capability.

Your daily needs for 2D machining can range from simple to very complex. Mastercam Mill delivers the tools you need.

  • Feature Based Machining (FBM) automatically programs prismatic solid drill holes, contours,
    and pockets. Save or change the strategies at any time. Complete and easy control of approach, start points, and entry methods.
  • Contour and pocket remachining use smaller tools to automatically clean out material left from previous operations.
  • Radial chip thinning for a wide set of tools, plus specialized tool support including ISCAR®’s High Efficiency Machining (HEM) tool set and more.
  • Dynamic Motion powers much of our 2D suite, constantly adapting to create smoother, safer motion and making better use of the entire tool.
  • 4 & 5 Axis Positioning and Axis Substitution gives you the ability to use your machines 4th and 5th to machine various plans and compound angles. This is machining made easy.
  • Mastercam’s 2D toolpaths deliver easy and optimized pocketing, contouring, drilling, facing, and much more.

 

Mastercam for Solidworks Mill 3D

Our finish is more finished.

Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS’ extensively shop-tested 3D toolpaths provide unsurpassed control on surface cuts, delivering superior finishes and optimized cycle times. Our smart hybrid finishing creates a single toolpath that changes cut methods as the slope of the model changes. And our refined 3D toolpaths give you the smooth, precision finish to please even your toughest customers.

Dramatically efficient roughing powered by Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology.

  • Constant scallop machining maintains a consistent finish on sloped and flat surfaces alike.
  • Constant-Z rest milling (remachining) identifies and machines areas and critical depths that need to be cut with a smaller tool.
  • Pencil tracing walks a tool along intersections to clean outhard-to-reach areas, such as internal fillets. Single or multiple passes deliver precision cleanup.

From the smallest medical part to the largest automotive mold, Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS
ensures efficient roughing and precision finishing for any product.

Time and Money

“Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS is making my job easier. I’ve been using Dynamic toolpaths
to get better finishes. It works so well that I’m getting work done in half the time.”
Nolan Farmer, Owner
Farmer Plastics & Machining, Inc., Jamestown, CO

 

Mastercam For Solidworks Lathe

Fully integrated turning for SOLIDWORKS.


Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS’ powerful turning strategies complement our milling toolpaths, giving you a complete toolkit from basic finishing, to face and cross contour and drilling, and more. Dependable toolpath verification gives you the confidence to run the most complex toolpaths on your machine, and Machine and Control Definition ensure your parts are done right the first time.

  • Easy roughing, finishing, threading, grooving, boring, drilling, and cut off.
  • Dynamic Motion roughing extends insert life.
  • Intelligent ID and OD roughing, including roughing to a boundary for castings.
  • Tool Inspection lets you automatically stop machining, allowing you to check the insert during your roughing, finishing, and grooving operations.

Mastercam Multi Axis

Complexity simplified.

With Mastercam, you have complete control over the three crucial elements of multi axis machining: cut pattern, tool axis control, and collision avoidance. From 4-axis rotary and roll-die cutting to multi blade impellers with tight internal cuts, Mastercam helps simplify even the most complex jobs.

Other highlights include:

•Multi surface 5-axis roughing and finishing (including depth cuts), plunge roughing, and flowline machining.
•Swarf machining over multi surface floors.
•Advanced gouge checking, a “safe zone” around the part, and safe linking between operations.
•Fast, simple 5-axis trimming and stock-aware drilling.
•Ability to create full 5-axis motion from a 3-axis toolpath.


Optional Multi Axis Add-on Products:

Mastercam has a variety of specialty products for specific machining applications. Not all parts are the same, some parts require basic 4 and 5 Axis milling and drilling while others require more advanced toolpaths. Mastercam has created a suite of products to meet customers individual demands.


•Mastercam Curve & Drill 5 Axis: Gives you the ability to drill on surface & solids with easy selection for tool tilting capabilities. Mastercam Curve & Drill gives you the tools to drive complex curves and various tilt functions.


•Mastercam Swarf: Gives you the ability to drive your tools along complex walls and floors.


•Mastercam Blade Expert: Delivers specialized tools for efficiently cutting multi-bladed parts and hubs.


•Mastercam Port Expert: Offers smoother toolpath motion and dramatically faster programming for head ports and tube-type applications.

WHAT IS DYNAMIC MOTION?

Dynamic Motion is more efficient.

Dynamic toolpaths calculate more than just the simple motion of the tool. They also use a proprietary set of rules to analyze tool engagement and the material removal, constantly changing the cut motion based on the stock at that moment. The results include radically shorter cycle times, longer tool life, and maximum material removal rates.

Dynamic Motion is faster.

Dynamic Motion toolpaths maximize safe engagement and can reduce cycle times by 25 to 75 percent. Dynamic Motion toolpaths can use full-depth cutting, meaning far fewer step downs. And this
means you can cut more parts in less time.

Dynamic Motion extends the life of tools and machines.

Dynamic Motion produces a consistent chip load, reducing vibration and pulling heat away from the part and tool, and into the chip where it belongs. It’s better for your tools, your finished parts,
and reduces wear on your machine.

Dynamic Motion makes easy work of cutting hard materials.

Roughing difficult materials can pose a challenge for many shops. Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion toolpaths make it significantly easier by ensuring an even chip load throughout the cut. This distributes
heat more efficiently, prevents material surface hardening, and reduces the risk of tool breakage, giving you more consistent, predictable results every time.

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From the smallest medical part to the largest production mold, Mastercam ensures efficient roughing and precision finishing for any part file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIME AND MONEY

100 Hastelloy parts cut with and without Dynamic toolpaths.

Without With
5 hours 40 minutes
10-15 inserts (12.5) per part 1.5 inserts per part
5 hr. x $100/hr. = $500 40 min. x $100/hr. = $66
12.5 inserts @ $25 = $312.50 1.5 inserts @ $25 = $37.50
$812.50 per part x 100 parts =$81,250 $103.50 per part x 100 parts $10,350

Real world savings of 87%!


DYNAMIC MOTION TECHNOLOGY IS A GAME-CHANGER.

Dynamic Motion toolpaths maximize safe engagement and can reduce cycle times by 25 to 75%. Dynamic Motion uses a proprietary set of rules to analyze material removal, constantly changing the cut motion based on the stock at that moment. The results are radically shorter cycle times, as well as longer tool and machine life.

The secret is in the chips.

A consistent chip load is crucial to an efficient cut. Mastercam’s Dynamic toolpaths calculate the precise peak efficiency of the tool, material, and speed. When you get it right, heat is taken away in the chips, keeping the tool and part cool to the touch. You see it in uniform chip size. You hear it in how the machine runs. You’ll appreciate it in dramatically shorter run times, fewer tool replacements, and a much stronger bottom line.

The magic of Dynamic toolpaths is driven by the recommended chip load for the tool, the optimum feed rate, and recommended surface speed.


Optimum cutting on any geometry.

Dynamic Motion maintains conditions across the entire cut by calculating optimum feed rate for a given material, tool, and tool diameter. You will see that chip size never varies. You will hear the difference, too. No chirping, squealing, or chatter. Just fast, consistent, and safe Dynamic Motion.


Multiplied efficiency means multiplied savings.

Dynamic toolpaths are dramatically faster than traditional toolpaths with cycle times often less than half what you are used to. So the savings are obvious. You’ll see reductions in downtime, machine maintenance, and labor, as well as extended tool life. These cost savings can make your company more competitive from day one.

Dynamic Motion technology is designed to help you consistently hit the savings sweet spot of faster run times and less wear on machines and tools.

INTELLIGENT MACHINING SAVES TIME AND MONEY.

Since 2008, Mastercam has been building Dynamic Motion into our software.

That means it has been shop-tested and proven in real-world environments. Dynamic Motion toolpaths carve out massive amounts of material quickly — while significantly extending the tool life — immediately putting more money in your pocket. Sounds unbelievable, right? But as the market leader, we’ve had our Dynamic Motion toolpaths tested in virtually every conceivable work environment
around the world. It works.


ACCELERATED FINISHING TECHNOLOGY GIVES YOU NEW WAYS TO WORK FASTER.

The next leap forward in shorter cycle times.
Mastercam's Accelerated Finishing technology, simply called Finish, is the next leap forward in addressing today's innovative profile tools and processes aimed at greater efficiency and higher machining productivity. Collaborating with the industry's smartest tool manufacturers, our software takes full advantage of these new tool designs to dramatically reduce finishing cycle times while actually improving surface finish.

Fewer passes. Better surface finish. Leveraging new designs in large-radii tool profiles, Mastercam Accelerated Finishing technology maximizes tool contact area. That means fewer passes, flatter cusps, and a better surface finish.

Innovations designed for your business.
Mastercam's Dynamic Motion toolpaths cut roughing times by up to 75%. And now with our exclusive accelerated Finishing technology, total cycle times are again being dramatically reduced. Maximum machining effectiveness is achieved at the intersection of optimal machine capability, maximum cutting tool performance, coupled with optimized toolpath strategies. Mastercam's Dynamic Motion and Accelerated Finishing technologies provide the toolpath performance needed to reach this goal.

Traditional ball or bullnose endmills require many passes and leaves cusps to be finished later.

 

Newly designed finishing tools increase contact area. This means fewer passes and shorter cycle times – with equal or better surface finish.

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MASTERCAM IS MORE WIDELY USED THAN ANY OTHER CAM PROGRAM.

For you, this means some very good things. There’s a large and evergrowing base of potential employees already trained and comfortable with Mastercam. More trained, experienced, and Mastercam Certified programmers makes your workforce focused and ready for expansion. Additionally, we are shop-tested. Our software engineers are constantly reaching out to customers to improve and streamline our products. This makes Mastercam the easy choice for the long haul.

 

 

Mastercam Mill, including our cutting-edge Dynamic Motion technology, has been shop-tested more than any CAM program in the world. You can count on Mastercam for real-world, tested solutions.


Ultimately flexible and expandable.

Mastercam Mill offers a broad selection of solutions for almost any CNC milling challenge — 2D, 3D, or multiaxis. Whether your industry is automotive or aerospace, medical or consumer products, energy or heavy machinery, Mastercam Mill is ready to help you deliver. Mastercam’s large selection of toolpaths and functions means there’s always more than one way to get the job done. Once you program a part, no matter how complex, you can modify any element of the job and immediately get updated toolpaths without starting over. You can also build a library of your favorite machining strategies. Choose any of your saved operations, apply them to a part, and Mastercam helps adapt them to the new model. Because Mastercam Mill is fully integrated CAD/CAM, it’s fast, easy, and productive. The way programming should be.

Mastercam’s fully associative toolpaths let you efficiently make changes without slowing down. Mastercam Mill’s active Stock Model, Toolpath Verification, and Simulation features provide increased confidence on every project. The new Tool Manager delivers a fast, efficient way to create and organize your tooling assemblies.