The Mastercam 2018 Multiaxis Essentials Training Tutorial is intended for the advanced Mastercam user looking to learn Mastercam Multiaxis programming. A firm grasp on both 2D and 3D machining is required and can be attained by completing the Mill Essentials and Mill Advanced Training Tutorials.
The Intro to Multiaxis Training Tutorial covers the different applications that are available by configuring the Rotary Axis Control page including: Rotary axis positioning and Axis substitution. The book also covers the Multiaxis Classic family toolpaths: Rotary, Curve, Swarf, Flow, and Msurf. A special tutorial is dedicated to teaching how to drill and circle mill holes using Multiaxis toolpaths. Specific parameters such as Cut patterns, Tool Axis Control, Limits, Collision Control, Linking and more are described in detail.
The contents also describe how to verify the toolpaths using the new Machine Simulation module that combines toolpath backplot mode and material removal mode with collision detections.
The Mastercam 2018 Solids Training Tutorial contains several tutorials that provide concise step-by-step instructions on creating 3D wireframe and solid geometry. Illustrating a variety of useful Solids commands, users can expect detailed coverage to include Extrude, Loft, Revolve, Sweep, Boolean Add and Remove, Fillet, Chamfer, Shell, Trimming, Creating Solid patterns, Changing a Solids colors and creating solid geometry from surfaces. You will also learn how to manipulate a solid by using commands from the Model Prep menu such as Push-Pull, Move and Split Solid Face.
The Mastercam 2018 Mill Advanced Training Tutorial contains projects and accompanying practice exercises that span a wide degree of complexity. It is strongly recommended to have a good understanding of 2D machining (provided in the Mill Essentials Training Tutorial, for example) before beginning this book.
All of the parts are designed with machinability in mind and include suggested fixtures and tool setups. Clearly laid out objectives and dimensioned step previews make it easier than ever to follow along.
The content covers 3D wireframe, surface geometry creation and solid creation, Surface Finish and Roughing toolpaths. An emphasis is put on the advanced Surface High Speed toolpaths, STL Stock creation and its use in solid model verification. Also covered is how to create and manage Stock models in the Toolpath Manager. Machine Simulation is used to check for collisions between the part, the tool and any of the machine’s components.
The Mastercam 2018 Mill Essentials Training Tutorial features concept-filled tutorials, challenging practice exercises and short quizzes following every tutorial providing a very comprehensive look a virtually all aspects of 2D machining.
This book begins with the absolute basics by introducing the Mastercam user interface and it will have you creating geometry, drilling and creating contour toolpaths before you know it. Its gradual progression lends way to more advanced concepts such as multiple setup scenarios and 2D High Speed Toolpaths. All of the parts within the book are designed with machinability in mind.
A multitude of topics are covered including 2D geometry, solid geometry, tool settings, stock setup, drilling, tapping, contouring, pocketing, circle milling and slot milling. You will learn the 2D High Speed Toolpaths such as Dynamic Mill, Area Mill, Dynamic Contour, Peel Mill & Blend Mill, how to import a solid and machine it and using the WCS in multiple fixture applications.
The Mastercam 2018 Lathe Training Tutorial consists of part-oriented tutorials, and practice exercises that provide users with an excellent foundation in Lathe. The material emphasizes the machinability of parts with suggested fixtures, setup sheets & more.
The Lathe Training Tutorial is ideal for beginners and current Mastercam users alike. Step-by-step tutorials introduce 2D geometry creation along with detailed coverage of 2D toolpaths such as Face, Rough, Finish, Drilling, Grooving, Grooving on an angle, Inside Boring, Cutoff, Threading and Canned Cycles for Rough and Finish.
Details on Stock Transfer, Stock Flip, Stock Advance and tailstock toolpaths, in addition to instruction on importing a SolidWorks file and using the Turn Profile command to create Geometry and a VTL tutorial are also found within.