Mastercam

WHY MASTERCAM / WHY QTE

Mastercam is the world's most widely used CAD/CAM software and continues to innovate and push the CNC Manufacturing industry forward. A key differentiation between Mastercam and the competition is the knowledge and skills of its reseller network. AT QTE we have been a Mastercam reseller for over 30 years and we continue to back the best CAD/CAM software with knowledgeable localized team members to ensure your success. Our technical applications and training team are machinists and software experts that have been on the shop floor and in the programming department. We know what you need to get the job done and we provide world class training and technical support. At QTE we have also developed the Mastercam All-Inclusive Training Program (MAIT) to help your company quickly grow your own programmers and properly cross train. We are the premier Mastercam reseller in Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Southern Illinois. Learn more about us

2019 CIM Data - Mastercam No. 1

CURRENT RELEASE - MASTERCAM 2021

Listed below are a few of the highlights from this release, including new toolpaths and enhanced functionality.

  • Machining Chamfer Holes Based on Width or Depth
  • Machining with a Customizable Multi-Segment Drill Cycle
  • Machining with The New 3+2 Automatic Roughing Toolpath
  • Machining Custom Thread Forms
M 2021

MASTERCAM'S LATEST INNOVATIONS FROM START TO FINISHING

  • Dynamic Motion

  • Accelerated Finishing

DYNAMIC MOTION TECHNOLOGY IS A GAME CHANGER

Dynamic Motion® toolpaths safely maximize material removal rate, reducing cycle times by 25 to 75%. Dynamic Motion uses a proprietary software engine to continually adjust toolpath motion to maintain a constant chip thickness everywhere on the part. The result? Consistent machining performance, shorter cycle times, and longer tool life.

For more details and to see Dynamic Motion in action, visit Mastercam.com/dynamic.

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Dynamic Motion


MASTERCAM MILL 

Mastercam Mill is rich in features yet simple and intuitive to use.

INTELLIGENT MACHINING SAVES TIME AND MONEY

Mastercam's Dynamic Motion and Accelerated Finishing combine for powerful productivity gains.

For nearly a decade, Mastercam has included Dynamic Motion. Carving out massive amounts of material quickly while dramatically extending tool life, Dynamic Motion immediately saves money. Combined with vendor-specific tool support and Mastercam’s expanded Accelerated Finishing, projects come off the machine faster and with higher quality than ever before.
Mastercam Mill has been shop-tested more than any CAM program in the world. You can count on Mastercam for real-world, proven results.

Mastercam Mill
Mastercam MIll Stock Model

Flexible, expandable, and connected.


Comprehensive toolpath strategies provide multiple approaches for programming any part, regardless of complexity. Modify any element, and toolpaths are updated, eliminating rework.
Build libraries of your favorite machining strategies. Choose customized operations, apply them to your next job, and reduce your programming time. With interfaces to digital tool libraries and other manufacturing software, Mastercam ensures you are ready for the next digital revolution. Fast, easy, productive — the way programming should be.

Mastercam’s active Stock Model, Toolpath Verification, and Simulation mean increased confidence on every project. Tool library support, including CoroPlus® and MachiningCloud, helps you make tooling decisions fast.

  • 2D Machining

  • 3D Machining

  • Multiaxis Machining

  • Specialized Add-ons

Serious 2D capability.

From simple to complex, Mastercam Mill's 2D machining capability delivers the tools you need to compete.

  • Feature Based Machining (FBM) automatically programs prismatic solid features like drill holes, contours, and pockets.
  • Easy, automated, flexible hole making.
  • Precision chip control for a wide set of tools, plus specialized tool support including ISCAR®’s High Efficiency Machining (HEM) tool set and more.

Dynamic Motion powers much of our 2D solutions. It allows you to maximize your material removal rate and can lower your cycle time, while increasing the life of your cutting tools. Check out Mastercam.com/dynamic to learn more.

Mastercam’s 2D toolpaths deliver easy and optimized pocketing, contouring, drilling, facing, and much more.


MASTERCAM LATHE

Mastercam Lathe lets you move the same part file between milling and turning operations with ease and confidence.

POWERFUL, FLEXIBLE TOOLS FOR TURNING

A set of tools that streamlines your entire process.

​From importing CAD files to Dynamic roughing and precision finishing, Mastercam Lathe gives you a variety of strategies to turn parts with greater efficiency and productivity.

Efficient programming, designed for modern manufacturing.

Mastercam Lathe delivers a set of easy-to-use, advanced programming tools, with greatly expanded options when paired with Mastercam Mill. Easy rough, finish, thread, groove, bore, and drill routines combine with C/Y-axis machining to cut any job. Dependable toolpath verification ensures your parts are done right the first time.

Fast, easy turning.

  • Program in a few clicks with Quick Toolpaths.
  • Complete threading including custom thread forms.
  • Grooving with multiple depth cuts, peck motion, and full-radius plunge turning.
  • Intelligent ID, OD, face roughing, and finishing.
  • Full milling support available for machines with live tooling or C and Y axes.

Safe machine and cut control.

  • Chuck, part steady rest, and tailstock detection.
  • Automatic gouge checking on the tool’s front and back.
  • Control chip breakage on difficult-to-machine materials.
  • Full collet and solid jaw support.
  • Expanded job setup, part transfer, and programming options on select lathes.

SWISS SOLUTIONS

Use the intuitive Mastercam platform to drive Swiss-style machines with powerful accuracy.

CUSTOMIZED, BUNDLED TECHNOLOGY

Consolidated software can standardize your shop.

You no longer need a separate software package for Swiss machines — something programmers and machinists appreciate. 

Our Swiss machining solutions combine Mastercam Mill and Mastercam Lathe with specialized post processors. This configuration adds machine-specific controls inside the Mastercam interface, delivering accurate G-code for a wide variety of Swiss machines.

The solution provides customized parameters directly within Mastercam for:

  • Lathe stock advance.
  • Specific machine setup parameters.
  • Expandable custom machine options.
  • User-specified options.

Mastercam's industry-leading milling and turning power combine to deliver efficient, precise Swiss programming.

Machine-specific options within Mastercam ensure you have precise control and solid code.

Support an array of Swiss machines with the ease of Mastercam.

Mastercam Swiss Solutions cover gang-style machines and limited gang-turret and B-axis machines. Optimized post processors are available for machines from manufacturers including:

  • ​Star
  • Tsugami
  • Citizen
  • Swistek
  • DMG MORI
  • Hanwha
  • Ganesh
  • Nexturn

  • MILL-TURN

    Automate your complex programs for high-powered, multitasking machining centers. Program it right the first time, every time.

    SIMPLIFY COMPLEX MACHINING

    Mastercam Mill-Turn simplifies today’s high-powered, multistream machining centers.

    With Mastercam, your workflow is efficient. Choose your machine, and Mastercam Mill-Turn automates part transfers, tool planes, stock definition, and setup. Then apply your toolpaths, quickly synchronize them, verify your project with simulation, and post your code. Changes along the way are fast and easy — the way programming should be.


    Mill-Turn's Sync Manager is a user-friendly way to optimize part cycle times and manage interactions between toolpath operations. Easily navigate our Gantt-style timeline and vertical stream interface to coordinate operations and track cycle times.

    Fast, flexible setup, synchronization, and simulation combine to help you get the most out of your mill-turn machines.

    Get more out of your machines with Machine Simulation.

    Machine Simulation provides visual verification and assurance that the interaction and syncing between operations performs exactly as you planned. Validate against potential collisions and track cycle time estimates to achieve maximum efficiency.

    Get the most from your machine with multistation and half-index tool support.

    Avoid mistakes. Save time and money.

    All machine components, workholding, tailstock, tools, and parts are simulated from the safety of your desktop, ensuring a safe and secure machining experience. You can identify potential collisions, see your cutting motion, and explore ways to optimize your processes with simulation. View all streams and statistics of the entire machining process with the capability to jump to any point in the process with the click of a button.


    WIRE

    Mastercam Wire delivers powerful, comprehensive wirepaths in a streamlined, easy-to-use interface.

    MASTERCAM CONTROL FOR WIRE EDM

    Designed for efficiency.

    Mastercam Wire lets you move a single part file between machines, saving time and avoiding mistakes. User-customizable wire libraries store power settings and other registers for rough and skim passes.
    Other features include:

    • Efficient tab creation and management.
    • Control settings for corner types and taper angles at any point in the contour.
    • Straight or tapered cut from either direction.

    From 2- and 4-axis cutting to easy syncing and complete tab control, Mastercam Wire delivers tools for fast, efficient wire programming.

    Having the best software is only one of many ingredients for success.

    A global community of Mastercam users, experts, educators, and enthusiasts helps you get the most from your investment. Mastercam Resellers bring years of experience, helping to ensure that you are getting the most practical and comprehensive support in the industry.


    Machine support is available for Mitsubishi, Sodick, Makino, AgieCharmilles, and many others.

    Expand your shop's capabilities.

    For basic 2-axis contouring and complex 4-axis motion, you can be ready for any job. Mastercam delivers:

    • Contouring made easy in 2- or 4-axis.
    • Automatic lead-in and lead-out strategies.
    • Automatic or manual 4-axis syncing.
    • Automatic skim and reverse cuts.

    Open virtually any CAD file or use Mastercam’s built-in 3D modeling tools.


    ROUTER

    Mastercam Router brings complex routing functionality with an easy-to-use interface.

    FLEXIBILITY AND CONTROL

    Mastercam Router offers solutions for all your 2D, 3D, or multiaxis challenges — from wood to composites.

    Once you program a part, no matter how complex, you can modify any element of the job and immediately get updated toolpaths without slowing down. You can also build a library of your favorite machining strategies and apply them to new models.


    Mastercam’s powerful Dynamic Motion technology not only helps extend tool life and reduce machine wear, but helps eliminate tool dwell damage as well. Automatic Toolpathing (ATP) brings in parts from today’s top design packages to help speed flat panel work.

    Mastercam Router streamlines multiple tool programming including block drills and aggregate heads.

    Part and toolpath nesting increase project yields and profitability.

    A comprehensive package of powerful tools.

    2D machining can range from simple to very complex. Mastercam Router delivers powerful 2D tools from contouring, pocketing, and drilling to automated, feature-based, solid model programming.


    For 3D machining, Mastercam Router gives you streamlined, efficient 3D roughing and finishing, including automated leftover stock cleanup.

    Mastercam’s multiaxis capabilities give you complete control over the three crucial elements of multiaxis machining: cut pattern, tool axis control, and collision avoidance.


    MASTERCAM FOR SOLIDWORKS

    Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS® combines the world's leading modeling software with the world's most widely used CAM software.

    SOLIDWORKS USERS FEEL AT EASE WITH MASTERCAM

    Design parts and drive your router, mill, or lathe, with ease and precision for 2D, 3D, and multiaxis machining.

    With Mastercam toolpaths integrated directly within the SOLIDWORKS environment, the toolpaths are applied directly to the part or assembly. Intelligent use of design tables and multiple configurations makes working with families of parts easy.


    Mastercam’s powerful Dynamic Motion technology not only helps extend tool life and reduce machine wear, but helps eliminate tool dwell damage as well. Automatic Toolpathing (ATP) brings in parts from today’s top design packages to help speed flat panel work.

    As a Certified Gold Product, Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS delivers the absolute best in 2- through 5-axis milling, routing, and turning CAD/CAM integration.

    Mastercam's active Stock Model, Toolpath Verification, and Simulation mean increased confidence on every project. Tool library support, including CoroPlus® and MachiningCloud, helps you make tooling decisions fast.

    Flexible and expandable.

    No matter how complex a part, with toolpath associativity, any modification to the job means the toolpaths are updated immediately. You can also build a library of your favorite machining strategies, apply them to a part, and Mastercam helps adapt them to the new model. Because Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS is a fully integrated SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Product, it’s fast, easy, and productive — the way programming should be.

    For more information, see the sections about Mastercam Mill, Mastercam Router, and Mastercam Lathe.


    MASTERCAM DESIGN

    Streamlined CAD makes design work easier than ever.

    MODELING AND PREP TOOLS TO GET YOUR PARTS ON AND OFF THE MACHINE QUICKLY

    Whether you’re bringing in a file from an outside CAD package or designing one yourself, Mastercam’s powerful, easy-to-use CAD engine gives you control over the final details of even the most complex jobs.

    Work with your existing CAD files.

    Mastercam helps to preserve design intent with Model Based Definition (MBD) support and acceptance of varied file formats. These include IGES, Parasolid®, SAT (ACIS solids), AutoCAD® (DXF, DWG, and Inventor™ files), SOLIDWORKS® (including history tree), Solid Edge®, SpaceClaim, STEP, STL, and more. Add-On translators are available for Siemens NX, CATIATM, Pro/E (PTC Creo), and more.

    Quickly and easily separate solid assemblies.

    Automatically identify complex hole geometry including intersecting and non-conventional holes.

    Whether you are prepping customer files…

    Getting a part file from an outside source can pose unique challenges. You might need to repair a surface, work with a mesh, cap or hide a feature, create an electrode, or just make sure your fixtures are represented on the part. Mastercam includes a powerful set of model prep tools to make sure the process goes smoothly. From robust surface creation and editing to “push-pull” solid model editing, Mastercam gives you the tools to bring a part from the designer’s desk to your machining process, fast.

    …or designing your parts from scratch.

    Having powerful CAD at your fingertips makes your CAM system that much more effective. Mastercam includes a robust set of modeling tools, from complete wireframe to surface and solid modeling. A true hybrid modeling system, Mastercam lets you create, combine, and machine whichever CAD geometry suits your needs.

    For more information, see the sections about Mastercam Mill, Mastercam Router, and Mastercam Lathe.

    Experts are available to discuss your path to success.