The Best of Both Worlds
MasterCAM for SOLIDWORKS combines the world’s leading modelling software with the world’s most widely-used CAM software (Soure: CIMdata, Inc). It allows users to program parts directly in SOLIDWORKS, using preferred tools paths and machining strategies.
MasterCAM delivers comprehensive tool for all types of programming, from the most basic to extremely complex parts. We cater to the complete CNC programming needs, delivering 2-axis through 5-axis machining in milling, turning with C axis, 4 axis wireEDM and CNC routers. MasterCAM includes many translators to handle data input from other CADs.
Powerful, Automated 2D Machining
2D machining ranges from the very simple to the very complex. MasterCAM for SOLIDWORKS delivers all the tools you need for these operations. Highlights include:
Feature Based Machining (FBM) automatically programs pockets (including tapered walls), contours and drilling routines.
Dynamic Milling creates an active tool path that delivers more consistent cutting conditions and allows use of the entire tool flute length.
Standard pocketing styles include zigzag, one way, true spiral, constant overlap spiral, “morph” pocketing and open pocketing.
Choose plunge, helical or ramp entry.
Contour and pocket machining use smaller tools to automatically clean out material left from previous operations.
3D Roughing, Finishing, and Cleanup Machining
High Speed Machining (HSM) can deliver a faster turnaround and a superior finish. MasterCAM for SOLIDWORKS includes a suite of fully associative HSM techniques that make the most of your NC machines. Features include:
Rest Roughing smoothly removes remaining material from a previous rough pass.
Smart hybrid finishing and hybrid leftover machining each create a single tool path that changes cut methods automatically as the slope of the model changes.
Spiral, Radial and Raster machining deliver optimal choices for different parts.
Pencil machining walks a tool along the intersection of solid faces to clean out hard-to-reach areas and details.