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Mastercam 2018 release integrates CoroPlus software

In a move designed to greatly improve efficiency and quality in CAM operations, CoroPlus ToolLibrary and PrimeTurning method from Sandvik Coromant have been integrated in Mastercam 2018. The CoroPlus suite of connected solutions provided by Sandvik Coromant facilitates digital machining and the transition of the manufacturing industry into Industry 4.0. Mastercam is the first CAM software to integrate solutions for both CoroPlus ToolLibrary and PrimeTurning technologies.

CoroPlus ToolLibrary is a digital tool library that removes the need for users to browse catalogues and webpages to find the required tool data. It also allows users to import tool assemblies directly into their CAM system and provides access to tool catalogues containing perfect digital representations of the physical tools. The planning of machining operations using the exact dimensions and models of the tools enables accuracy in CAM programming, thus reducing the risk of collisions during machining. Additional benefits include the considerable time savings created by eliminating the need to search catalogues and other sources for references. Furthermore, assurance is provided thatdifferent tool items will always fit together.

Users can find the tool simply by inputting the tool ordering code or using filter commands. The finished assemblies are then imported to Mastercam 2018 with the click of a button, ready for programming and simulation.

“Selecting the right combination of tool holder, tool body and inserts is simplified and expedited using CoroPlus ToolLibrary,” says Pernilla Lindberg, Product Manager for CoroPlusToolLibrary. “The library functionality is based on the ISO13399 tool data standard that permits users to import tool assemblies directly into their CAM package.”

Another part of the new Mastercam release is an option for PrimeTurning. PrimeTurning™ software enables quick and accurate programming of PrimeTurning, a new methodology that allows machine shops to turn components in all directions with a single tool. CNC Software, developers of the Mastercam software, have partnered with Sandvik Coromant to ensure that CAM users can create programs for PrimeTurning within Mastercam.

“To ensure that machine shops maximise the benefit and huge potential of PrimeTurning, correct and smart programming is required, as well as optimised and easy tool selection,” says Mia Pålsson, Senior Manager Product Unit Turning Tools. “Helping to optimise manufacturing processes is a core focus at Sandvik Coromant; we are not just a cutting tool manufacturer, we help machining companies to be more efficient at the planning stage. We are therefore proud to work together with CNC Software to support our common end users.”

Sandvik Coromant

Part of global industrial engineering group Sandvik, Sandvik Coromant is at the forefront of manufacturing tools, machining solutions and knowledge that drive industry standards and innovations demanded by the metalworking industry now and into the next industrial era.

Part of global industrial engineering group Sandvik, Sandvik Coromant is at the forefront of manufacturing tools, machining solutions and knowledge that drive industry standards and innovations demanded by the metalworking industry now and into the next industrial era.

Educational support, extensive R&D investment and strong customer partnerships ensure the development of machining technologies that change, lead and drive the future of manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant owns over 3100 patents worldwide, employs over 8,500 staff, and is represented in 150 countries.

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