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Mastercam 2018 Router to focus on Speed and Efficiency

 Tuesday, July 11, 2017

mastercamCNC Software announces the release of Mastercam 2018 Router. Mastercam 2018 Router brings a new suite of programming tools focused on delivering speed, automation, and efficiency for all machining jobs.


Mastercam Router gives one’s shop the best possible foundation for fast and efficient routing. From general purpose methods, such as optimized nesting and block drilling, to highly specialized toolpaths like 5-axis trimming, Mastercam Router delivers a comprehensive routing package to fit your needs. And, new to this release, Mastercam 2018 for SOLIDWORKS introduces support for Router.


Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS Router

Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS introduces support for Router, including Saw toolpaths, Block Drilling toolpaths, and drawing door and stair geometry. Automatic Toolpathing (ATP) is now available for Mastercam 2018 for SOLIDWORKS. ATP automates the process of assigning toolpaths to geometry for recurrent parts using a machining strategy. Block Drill toolpaths take advantage of the capabilities of a drill block or gang tooling. Use the different drills on the drill block to automatically drill several holes at the same time, or mount different size drills in the block and have Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS drop the proper drill for each hole.


2D Machining

Mastercam Router delivers all the tools you need for precise control over all aspects of 2D machining including Contouring, Drilling, Pocketing, and more. Mastercam also delivers a powerful way to automatically mill and drill solid models—Feature Based Machining. FBM evaluates a part’s features and automatically designs an effective machining strategy.


3D Machining

Mastercam Router gives one a variety of techniques to rough machine all the parts. One can rough cut multiple surfaces, solid models, STL files, or any combination of them. Mastercam’s suite of finishing tools lets you choose the best method for the results anyone wants. And, Mastercam automates leftover material identification and removal, providing one with finer finishes.



In Mastercam Router, one can have complete control over toolpath type, tool motion, and tool axis. In addition to general-purpose multiaxis machining, Mastercam also has specialized Add-Ons for multi-bladed parts (Mastercam Blade Expert) and cylinder head ports (Mastercam Port Expert).


Other Mastercam Router Features

•    Complete tab control including Full Tabs and Partial Tabs.
•    Mastercam’s standard nesting delivers a fast, efficient, and easily identifiable way of nesting your parts.
•    Mastercam’s advanced nesting gives a variety of additional tools, including TrueShape nesting and nesting in scrap material.
•    Mastercam’s engraving can give you the effect of classic hand-carved art using your CNC machine.
•    Automatic Toolpathing links you to a variety of top design software.
•    And much more.

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