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JUL 2018

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moldmakingtechnology.com 9 Software Pages 5 to 12 Job Tracking Software Streamlines Shopfloor Processes TST Tooling says that TSTracker streamlines shopfloor processes and increases the client's bottom line. The com- pany also distributes VISI CAD/ CAM/ CAE and VISI-PEPS laser and wire software. According to the company, these programs are known globally for the competitive advantage they provide to the tooling industry in the design and manufacturing of plastic injection molds, 2D through five-axis milling, electrode production and others, servicing a multitude of manufacturing industry sectors such as automotive, electronic, medical and aerospace. The company also sells and supports Factory Wiz Monitoring and DNC software and DYNAFORM Simulation software for the tool and die industry. TST Tooling Software Technology LLC / 248-922-9293 / tst-software.com CAD/CAM Software Update Includes New 2D/3D Milling Features Mastercam's Mastercam 2018 introduces new 2D/3D milling features, design improvements and turning and mill-turn enhancements. Stock aware- ness has been added to select 2D tool paths and enable tool motion on the top, bottom or both values of the stock. This provides safer and more optimized tool motion. The workflow for all 3D High Speed tool paths has been streamlined and gives users fine control over where to cut. High- speed Hybrid tool paths now offer smoothing controls and deliver a finer finish. Mastercam's new Chip Break control prevents problems in stringy material like aluminum or plastic by enabling users to set length and time conditions, and retract and dwell options. Mill- Turn machine definitions now contain tailstock and quill components, tailored to user's machines. A new set of turning strategies automate tool path generation and support for Sandvik Coromant's CoroTurn Prime inserts and PrimeTurning method. PrimeTurning is said to provide higher metal removal rates, productivity gains and increased tool life in a variety of materials. Mastercam – CNC Software Inc. / 800-228-2877 / mastercam.com

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