Mastercam Training

Milling Design & Toolpaths using Mastercam

Course Curriculum (Duration: 60 Hrs.)

Chapter 1: Basics of CAD/CAM & Introduction to Mastercam

 a. Introduction to CAD/CAM

b. Advantages of CAD/CAM over conventional methods

c. Mastercam Software Installation

d. Mastercam Modules

e. GUI

f. Getting Help

g. File Management

h. File Conversions

Chapter 2: Milling Design

a. Set the plane to diameter

b. Create lines on diameter

c. Create a groove

d. Create a revolved solid

e. Create dimensions

f. Use radius blends

g. Create chamfers

h. 3D Modeling of various Parts & Assemblies 

i. Assignments

Chapter 3: Mill Toolpaths

a. Chaining Overview

b. Toolpaths Overview

c. Alt Mount

d. Power Mount

e. Tool Manager

f. Autowinder

g. Dash

h. 30 Degree Clamp

i. Receiver

j. Assignments

Chapter 4: Mill Applications

a. Programming the brake for a limited production run.

b. Programming the brake for a big production run with dedicated fixturing.

c. Assignments

Lathe Design & Machining using Mastercam

Course Curriculum (Duration: 40 Hrs.)

Chapter 1: Basics of CAD/CAM & Introduction to Mastercam

a. Introduction to CAD/CAM

b. Advantages of CAD/CAM over conventional methods

c. Mastercam Software Installation

 d. Mastercam Modules

e. GUI f. Getting Help

 g. File Management

h. File Conversions

Chapter 2: Lathe Design

a. Set the plane to diameter

b. Create lines on diameter

c. Create a groove

d. Create a revolved solid

e. Create dimensions

f. Use radius blends

g. Create chamfers

h. Assignments

Chapter 3: Lathe Setup

a. Select a Lathe machine definition

b. Set the Lathe machine group properties (tools, materials, stock, chuck, jaws, etc.)

c. Set up a Lathe toolbar configuration

d. Explore the Lathe toolbar icons

e. Face, rough, finish, groove, and thread a part

f. Cut the part off

g. Verify all toolpaths

h. Post process the operations to create the NC program (G-code)

i. Assignments

Chapter 4: Lathe Toolpaths

a. Review Mastercam chaining as used for lathe machining

b. Set up stock and chuck jaws

c. Create geometry as necessary to program operations on a solid model

d. Create a custom tool, tool holder, and tool library Flip stock

e. Create and use a template and merge part geometry with a template

f. Apply both standard and quick lathe toolpath operations

g. Assignments

h. Lathe Applications

Advanced Milling Design & Toolpaths using Mastercam

Course Curriculum (Duration: 60 Hrs.)

Chapter 1: Basics of CAD/CAM & Introduction to Mastercam

a. Introduction to CAD/CAM

b. Advantages of CAD/CAM over conventional methods

c. Mastercam Software Installation

d. Mastercam Modules

e. GUI

f. Getting Help

g. File Management

h. File Conversions

Chapter 2: Lathe Design

a. Set the plane to diameter

b. Create lines on diameter

c. Create a groove

d. Create a revolved solid

e. Create dimensions

f. Use radius blends

g. Create chamfers h. Assignments

Chapter 3: Lathe Setup

a. Select a Lathe machine definition

b. Set the Lathe machine group properties (tools, materials, stock, chuck, jaws, etc.)

c. Set up a Lathe toolbar configuration

d. Explore the Lathe toolbar icons

e. Face, rough, finish, groove, and thread a part

f. Cut the part off

g. Verify all toolpaths

h. Post process the operations to create the NC program (G-code)

i. Assignments

Chapter 4: Lathe Toolpaths

a. Review Mastercam chaining as used for lathe machining

b. Set up stock and chuck jaws

c. Create geometry as necessary to program operations on a solid model

d. Create a custom tool, tool holder, and tool library Flip stock

e. Create and use a template and merge part geometry with a template

f. Apply both standard and quick lathe toolpath operations

g. Assignments

h. Lathe Applications

Chapter 5: Milling Design

a. Set the plane to diameter

b. Create lines on diameter

c. Create a groove

d. Create a revolved solid

e. Create dimensions

f. Use radius blends

g. Create chamfers

h. 3D Modeling of various Parts & Assemblies 

i. Assignments

Chapter 6: Mill Toolpaths

a. Chaining Overview

b. Toolpaths Overview

c. Alt Mount

d. Power Mount

e. Tool Manager

f. Autowinder

g. Dash

h. 30 Degree Clamp

i. Receiver

j. Assignments

Chapter 7: Mill Applications

a. Programming the brake for a limited production run.

b. Programming the brake for a big production run with dedicated fixturing.

c. Assignments

Chapter 8: Multiaxis (Curve Drill and Circle Mill)

  1. 4th Axis Rotary Machining: Axis substitution

  Creating geometry based on a cylinder  Marking at 90, 30, and 45 degree positions  Drill point on angle  Adding the 4t h axis mill  Backplot and verify the toolpath Axis Positioning  Loading a Parasolid model  Part Fixture  Drill rotary  Multiple offsets  Positioning

Chapter 9: Rotary Surface Machining

a. Axial machining

b. Radial machining

c. Axis substitution

d. Axis Positioning

e. Shifter

f. Horizontal Overview

Chapter 10: 5 Axis Toolpath

a. Overview

b. Toolpath vector from a Point

c. Toolpath vector from a Line

d. Toolpath vector from a Chain

e. Toolpath vector from a Plane

f. Toolpath vector from a Surface

g. Toolpath vector from Curves and Lines

h. Trimming a shield

i. Drilling and Circle Mill j. Final Project