CNC Releases Mastercam 2017 Lathe

Mastercam_logoTOLLAND, CT, Jan 27, 2017 – From accepting and programming any CAD file to Dynamic roughing and precision finishing, Mastercam 2017 Lathe gives you a variety of techniques to turn all of your parts exactly as you need them. Mastercam 2017 Lathe features a new chip break option, TNRC control, stock model enhancements, and so much more.

Align Solid Body

The align solid body function simplifies the process of aligning solid models for turning. You can define the center of the rotation for the part and select the appropriate geometry. Mastercam will then rotate to an isometric view where you can use the dynamic gnomon to adjust the origin.

Chip Break

A new option and dialog box has been added to the lathe rough and lathe contour rough toolpaths to establish when chip breaks occur. This is valuable when working with stringy materials such as aluminum or plastic, and allows you to set length and time conditions, retract, and dwell options.

Mastercam Lathe (lo res)TNRC Control for B-axis Turning Operations

The tool angle dialog box contains new options which were previously only available for mill-turn operations. These options tell Mastercam which quadrant you used to touch off your tool. If you are creating a toolpath and the tool’s control point is not where you want it, you can use these options to swap it.

Also available in the Mastercam 2017 Lathe is:

  • Simplified process for selecting the tool plane, origin, and display mode in the Lathe operations.
  • The new axis combination / spindle origin dialog box filters available tool planes, displaying only those planes with the correct orientation for the selected axis combination.
  • Lathe stock model operations now allow you to manipulate the Lathe stock boundary using mill operations.

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About Mastercam

Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis routing, milling and turning, 2- and 4-axis wire EDM, 2D and 3D design, surface and solid modeling, and Swiss machining. Privately owned and founded in 1983, CNC Software provides CAD/CAM solutions to more than 224,000 installations in 75 countries in industries including moldmaking, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, consumer products, and much more.

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