From accepting and programming any CAD file to dynamic roughing and precision finishing, Mastercam 2019 Lathe from CNC Software Inc. (Tolland, CT) provides a variety of techniques to turn parts exactly as needed. Mastercam 2019 Lathe features a new Tool Designer, Mill-Turn Environments and Multiple Plunge.
Build tools from 3D STEP models using the new Tool Designer, a function panel with tab-style navigation that provides a structured workflow similar to using a wizard. Define tools, assign them to operations, and view them when running Classic Backplot and Mastercam Simulator.
Mastercam 2019 allows Lathe users to run select Mill-Turn machine environments, giving users the productivity benefits of Mastercam’s Mill-Turn programming environment. Experience automated job setup and part transfer, full machine simulation, and simplified programming of C/Y axis toolpaths.
The Lathe Groove toolpath includes a Multiple Plunge option which allows users to rough out a groove with rib cuts. Consistent tool pressure can result in better chip control and more even tool wear. Multiple Plunge gives the option to machine the ribs with a more aggressive feed rate than the initial plunges.
Additional features include:
- Improved support for cross-centerline turning.
- Support for Swiss machines. Swiss users with active Lathe and Mill/Mill 3D licenses can now take advantage of familiar Lathe and Mill toolpaths (available in the United States).
- Full integration of the PrimeTurning toolpath. Mastercam 2019 features improved tool libraries, including 3D tool libraries and the introduction of 3D tool support.