Mastercam, developed by CNC Software, Inc., is the featured CAD/CAM software in TITANS of CNC Aerospace Academy, which just launched on June 29th, to help train the next generation of highly skilled CNC machinists and eliminate the widening skills gap.
Mastercam is one of the world’s leading CAD/CAM software. It is the most widely used CAM in industry and education worldwide. The software is popularly used in companies requiring precision machining, such as shops in the automotive and aerospace industries. TITANS of CNC Aerospace Academy is a project-based platform teaching high-level manufacturers the skills necessary to produce complex aerospace parts using the most difficult materials. and his team have worked hard to create the Aerospace Academy as a platform to highlight aerospace machining and processes, that gives users an inside look at the entire process of manufacturing complex, hard-to-machine parts, that are realistic to the industry. Mastercam is featured throughout the platform and content and is being utilized to produce the majority of the aerospace projects which live on the free Aerospace Academy website.
“When we set out to build the game-changing Aerospace Academy, we knew from the outset that Mastercam was the only choice for a high-level CAM partner,” says Gilroy. “Just as our real-part inspired projects challenge users even at the highest level of programming, Mastercam is the greatest software, jam-packed with all of the tools manufacturers need to compete across all industries and meet the tough challenges and ITAR requirements. The Aerospace Academy is the next level of CNC education that will make a huge impact through the entire industry. We are proud to have Mastercam as a key partner in making this a reality.”
“We are inspired by this next step with TITANS of CNC and the partnership with the Aerospace Academy,” said Meghan West, President, CNC Software, Inc. “There is no organization better suited to create this material than TITANS of CNC. It is well known that we are suffering from a lack of skilled workers in the manufacturing industry. That shortage is felt from entry level machining all the way to the highest level of precision manufacturing. This Aerospace Academy is where we will see the next generation of the upper echelon. This is where we will find those machinists that are going to innovate, it is where we will find those machinists that are going to push the boundaries, and it is where we will find those machinists that are going to shape the future of manufacturing. I am so excited to see how this training program is going to empower people to find careers in manufacturing that are going to change their lives and change the world.”
TITANS of CNC will use Mastercam to produce additional aerospace tutorials, which will also be available on the Aerospace Academy website. In addition, they will be recreating their Rocket Series, Building Blocks Series, and The Art of Fixturing Series using Mastercam.
Streamline the Manufacturing Process from Job Setup to Job Completion
Mastercam 2021 increases machining productivity and reduces overall production costs with faster and more flexible multiaxis improvements, improvements in turning and turning-related applications, advances in speed, safety, and much more.
According to Meghan West, these advancements have been made in direct response to the needs of the global manufacturing community. “Mastercam is developed by listening to our users and creating solutions for their problems. We adapt to changing needs to ensure that the customer experience is the best it can be as we continue to innovate for improved automation, efficiency, connectivity, and precision. From job setup through job completion, you can depend on our technology to empower productivity.”
As more shops continue to rely on streamlined multiaxis cutting for single-setup precision, Mastercam 2021 adds new techniques and strategies. Expanded Multiaxis Pocketing combines efficient pocket cutting with a focus on finishing with Accelerated Finish tools, automatically maintaining the correct tool contact within defined parameters. Mastercam now gives you the ability to analyze and modify the UV direction on surface models, expanding the power and flexibility of multiaxis flowline milling toolpaths. The new 3+2 Automatic Roughing toolpath automatically makes multiplane 3-axis roughing toolpaths by evaluating the model and stock, creating a cut, calculating what remains, and repeating the process until roughing is complete.
Advances in Turning and Turning-Related Applications
Mastercam 2021 expands the support for modeling chucks and chuck jaws; you can now define them by selecting a solid model. Mastercam Mill-Turn supports collet chucks as individual component types which greatly expands the range of machines that can be directly supported. Mill-Turn Simulation has been added to the Mastercam Simulator interface so you can experience Mill-Turn simulation with the same interface tools as Mastercam Simulator. And, our Swiss machining solutions combine Mastercam Mill and Mastercam Lathe with specialized post processors. This adds machine-specific controls inside the Mastercam interface, delivering accurate G-code for a wide variety of Swiss machines.
NC Programming Speed, Safety, And Precision
A new toolpath in Mastercam 2021, Advanced Drill, is a customizable multi-segment drill cycle that is useful for spot drilling, deep hole drilling, and back spot facing and each segment of the drill cycle can be defined and customized. And, when using tools with a tip angle, the new Chamfer Drill toolpath chamfers holes after calculating the correct depth based on the desired width or depth, and lets you select holes of different diameters or sizes, or that lie in different planes, and machine them in a single operation with a single tool. When creating a bounding box in Mastercam 2021, the new Wrap option allows you to create the smallest bounding box possible. The new Check Tool Reach function lets you check your tool and holder against the selected model geometry to view where the tool can and cannot reach.
About CNC Software
Founded in 1983, CNC Software, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tolland, Connecticut, with corporate offices in Switzerland and China. The company develops Mastercam, a suite of CAD/CAM software created to reduce production time and expense with efficient machining strategies and advanced toolpath technologies like Accelerated Finishing™ and Dynamic Motion™. Mastercam is the world’s #1 CAM software, with more than 270,000 installations in industries such as moldmaking, automotive, medical, aerospace, consumer products, education, and prototyping. It is distributed through an international channel of authorized Mastercam Resellers in 75 countries, providing localized sales, training, and support for 2- through 5-axis routing, milling, and turning; 2- and 4-axis wire EDM; 2D and 3D design; surface and solid modeling; artistic relief cutting; and Swiss machining.
About TITANS of CNC
TITANS of CNC, Inc. has developed “TITANS of CNC: Academy” and “TITANS of CNC Aerospace Academy” and is the world’s leader in FREE manufacturing education, teaching the latest breakthroughs in CAD, CAM, CNC, and Metrology. Their online video-based curriculum is open to anyone regardless of age, technical savvy, or prior schooling. By focusing on the fundamentals of advanced manufacturing, students learn via the power of repetition, through a model that flips traditional manufacturing on its head and gets students hands-on with part design FIRST. As each part increases in difficulty new methods are added so the foundation continues to build on itself. TITANS of CNC’s latest platform, the Aerospace Academy is taking their education platform to the highest levels of manufacturing previously only accessible behind the closed doors of the world’s top aerospace companies.