Creation of Custom Tool profile in Master cam Lathe


In Master cam, users can easily able to create their custom tool respective of any operation.


Creation of Custom Tool profile in Mastercam Lathe


Terms of creating a custom tool profile,

  • A separate Master cam file.
  • A Separate level in the current Master cam file.
  • IF the file is located on a particular level in Mastercam, then the tool insert and holder geometry must be the only geometry on that level.
  • Consist of Two closed boundaries, one for insert and one for the holder.
  • Consist of only lines and arcs.
  • The insert must be drawn in one colour, and the holder must be in different colour.

Once you done, you can define your holder and insert by creating custom tool in Tool Menu.

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SIMTEK in Association with SIEMA & COINDIA

Successfully conducted seminar on “Design & Manufacture your Product with New Dimension” Using SOLIDWORKS & Mastercam​. This seminar was organized by SIMTEK in association with SEMIA & COINDIA for the industry memeber to know about how today’s competitive world, technology is fast emerging as the key differentiator and there is tremendous pressure on CEO/CTO/Directors /IT Managers to leverage CAD/CAM/CAE Infrastructure to meet growing business demands. In this endeavour we emerge with Cutting Edge Technology to automate your design and manufacturing process which in turn helps organization to meet its strategic and business goals.

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Date : 25th March 2015

Time : 05.30 pm to 08.00 pm

Venue: Coimbatore Industrial Infrastructure Association
SIEMA Building – II Floor 8/4,
Race Course Coimbatore – 641 018

Seminar Highlights:

*Transform new ideas into great products
*Streamlining the Manufacturing process
*Faster product development
*Cutting Machine time & tool wear
*Automated push-botton 2D programming Read more »

Dedicated Multiaxis Programming for Multi-bladed Parts

Conventionally, one of the most complex 5-axis challenges is creating toolpaths for impellers, fans, and marine screws. These parts are widely used in power generation, energy transfer, and propulsion.


Blade Expert is a powerful, user friendly custom application developed to generate efficient, smooth, and collision-free toolpaths for these complex parts. It minimizes unnecessary air passes at the machine, delivering a highly efficient toolpath with superior finish quality and accuracy.


Multi-bladed turbine parts and impellers come in different configurations, but Blade Expert’s common sense operation process turns these machining challenges into routine solutions. And, the interface is the same one used by all other multiaxis toolpaths, ensuring a short learning curve.

Particular features include:
•     Precise, efficient, and smooth cut pattern.
•     Supports straight, bull, and ball nose cutters.
•     Automatic stock model awareness eliminates air-cuts.
•     Automatic tool axis control for safe toolpaths.
•     Accurate tool tip control means seamless blending and transformation.

SIM technologies Pvt Ltd being the Authorized Reseller for Mastercam in India, provides the industries who are into manufacturing complex 5-Axis parts with Blade experts.

Watch Mastercam Blade Expert in action in the video below.


Is CAD/CAM Technology a Challenge for Students?


Q1. Why it is important for mechanical students to know about fundamentals of CNC programming applications?

Unlike CAD, understanding CAM is Critical and Challenging. Cad is more widely used on virtual platform (Computers). Whereas CAM is more about converting the CAD model into reality, where u need to understand the behaviour of CNC machines and have a good knowledge of cutting tools. Any small error can result in collision of machine, breakage of tools, Job Wastage, Human accidents.


Mastercam 5-Axis Training

Q2. What is expected from a Fresher in an Industry with respect to CAD/ CAM?

The biggest expectation from a fresher in a CAD/CAM industry is that they are expected to have the basic knowledge on design concept fundamentals and CAM Fundamentals. Good knowledge on any CAD/CAM software tools is appreciable. A certification directly from CADCAM software developing companies will be an added advantage.

“CAD/CAM” has become a single catchall phrase for two very different processes; modeling and machining a part. Industries are looking for candidates who have knowledge on CAD & CAM, as the powerful integrated CAM software available in today’s CAD users.


Q3. Are Students ready for 5-Axis Machining?

Two decades back Industries where reluctant to move from manual programming to CNC programming and today most of the companies to stay ahead in competition moved from traditional method to conventional machining technique with the help of CAD/CAM technology. Gone are the days of manual programming and investment in the latest technology is a requirement to stay on the top and compete effectively.

Machinists think they don’t have 5-axis work. In reality every workshop has work that would benefit from a 5-axis machine, because a 5-axis machining center facilitates 5-sided machining. So, even if you don’t have simultaneous 5-axis work, such as impellers or turbines, the parts you are producing on your 3-axis machines will be more profitable when you use 5-sided machining on a 5-axis machining center.

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Mastercam at ENGIMACH 2013

Engimech Mastercam India

November 27 – December 1, 2013 at Ahmedabad Education Society Ground, Near Vijay Cross Roads, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, Mastercam will be exhibiting at the ENGIMACH show! ENGIMACH is India’s largest engineering and machine tools exhibition, covering 40 sectors of the machine tools industry and seeing representatives from more than 20 countries.  Esteemed Indian Mastercam Re-seller SIM Technologies Pvt. Ltd. will represent Mastercam there in Hall 20, Booth 10, so if you’re going to the show stop by the booth and see what the Mastercam Family of Products has to offer!

You can find more information on ENGIMACH here.