Mastercam is First CAM Product to Add Automation and Support for Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ Method

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Mastercam CADCAM software author CNC Software Inc and global cutting tool giant Sandvik Coromant have partnered to bring the industry’s first automated Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) support to Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning methodology.

A new set of Mastercam turning strategies, which are scheduled for the upcoming Mastercam 2018 release in June, supports Sandvik Coromant CoroTurn Prime inserts and the PrimeTurning technology.

These automated strategies simplify CAM programming for these inserts capable of increasing productivity by 50% to 80%, achieving high material removal rates, and doubling tool life over conventional inserts.

Developers of Mastercam worked closely with the Sandvik Coromant product line management and technical specialists to implement their patent-pending PrimeTurning methodology for performing turning operations in all directions within Mastercam’s standard product.

These specialised toolpath strategies take full advantage of CoroTurn Prime insert design to achieve high material removal rates and improved tool life. Mastercam 2018 supports both CoroTurn Prime A-type inserts designed for roughing, finishing, and profiling, and B-type inserts for heavy roughing applications. These automated toolpaths allow programmers to achieve high productivity gains in ISO P steels, ISO M stainless steels, and ISO S heat-resistant super alloy (HRSA) materials.

Says Meghan West, president of CNC Software: “The Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning method and new CoroTurn Prime inserts represent a game-changing development for turning, and we’re thrilled to partner with Sandvik Coromant to help bring this innovation to the market.

“We are excited that our users will be some of the first to benefit from this industry breakthrough. With the widest installed base of any CAM system, we’re eager to see the many ways Mastercam users will capitalize on this ground-breaking advancement.”

Mia Pålsson, Senior Manager Product Unit Turning Tools, adds: “It is not very often that real innovative solutions are introduced to the Metalcutting industry. However, the PrimeTurning method is without doubt one of these things. After intense research and development and numerous testing, we can now proudly state that this is the biggest innovation in Turning ….since turning.

“To really benefit from the huge potential, this method requires correct and smart programming. We are therefore proud to work together with CNC Software to support our common end users.”