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Mastercam X6 Port Expert Tutorial (PDF)Port Expert is an add-on product for Mastercam designed specifically for engine porting applications. The Mastercam X6 Port Expert Tutorial is a single tutorial that introduces Port Expert, walks you through a practical example of how to precisely machine a head port from both sides using a tapered lollipop tool. The Port Expert toolpath uses 3-Axis machining as far into the port as possible, then switches to 5-Axis motion, leaving no fishtails, reverse moves or uneven transitions where the toolpaths meet. Within the software, collision checks are in place for the entire tool (shank, arbor and holder).
Mastercam X6 for SolidWorks (PDF)This is an electronic only purchase downloadable in PDF format.
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
Authored by: Jeff Quinn
The Mastercam X6 for SolidWorks, Step-by-Step Programming Examples book provides a comprehensive, “hands-on” method of learning Mastercam X6 for SolidWorks, which is the CAM application that combines the world’s leading modeling software with the most widely used CAM software. The student will learn how to program a variety of different parts requiring most of the toolpath types available with Mastercam X5 for SolidWorks, including extensive emphasis on making parametric changes and update of toolpaths to match the solid model changes.
This book contains 13 lessons with full colour illustrations that cover:
- The manual time-tested 2D machining strategies including Contour, Pocket and Drilling.
- Innovative new 2D High Speed Machining techniques.
- Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of Drill and 2D Mill toolpaths.
- 3D Machining of irregular shaped solid models.
- Focus on toolpath changes matching model updates and complete part swaps.
- Also includes FREE Workflow Reference guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick Reference Guide.
The book assumes the student is already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are not required and anything beyond the basics are detailed in the lesson instructions. The primary focus of this book is to quickly teach how to program solid models using Mastercam X6 for SolidWorks.