Mastercam 2021 Released for Global Public Testing
February 10, 2020 (Tolland, Conn.) – If you are a currently maintained Mastercam customer, you can now participate in the Beta Program for Mastercam 2021. Shops all over the world, from small job shops to Fortune 100, get a chance to test-drive Mastercam 2021 before it is released and provide valuable feedback to help shape the final product. Participants in the Beta Program get an early look at dozens of powerful new tools for simple to complex jobs.
Faster, more flexible multiaxis programming. As more shops continue to rely on streamlined multiaxis cutting for single-setup precision, Mastercam 2021 adds new techniques and strategies such as Expanded Multiaxis Pocketing, a new 3+2 Automatic Roughing toolpath, enhancements to the 5-axis Flowline toolpaths, and more.
Advances in turning and turning-related applications. Mastercam 2021 introduces the new Lathe Custom Thread toolpath to support custom thread forms and expands the support for modeling chucks and chuck jaws. Mastercam supports collet chucks as individual component types which greatly expands the range of machines that can be directly supported. Mastercam Mill-Turn simulation enhancements are included, as well as support for select Swiss machining.
NC Programming speed, safety, and precision. New toolpaths in Mastercam 2021 consist of Advanced Drill which is a customizable multi-segment drill cycle, as well as the new Chamfer Drill toolpath that chamfers holes after calculating the correct depth. When creating a bounding box in Mastercam, the new Wrap option allows you to create the smallest bounding box possible. And, the new Check Tool Reach function lets you to check your tool and holder against the selected model geometry to view where the tool can and cannot reach.
These are only a few of the new features and enhancements coming to Mastercam 2021. For more information on Mastercam’s Beta Program, visit https://www.mastercam.com/support/customer-resources/.