Give your shop the best possible foundation for fast and efficient milling. From general purpose methods such as optimized pocketing to highly specialized toolpaths like 5-axis turbine cutting, with Mastercam Mill, your parts are produced faster, with greater accuracy, quality, and repeatability.
Many of the products we use every day are made with the help of Mastercam Mill. This software delivers a full array of machining strategies and so much more. Mastercam milling solutions can be customized to what your shop needs today and easily scaled to meet your future manufacturing needs.
- A full design package based on a machinists needs including wireframe, surfaces, and solids design
- A wide range of toolpath modules, from industry-leading 2D/3D Dynamic milling strategies to multiaxis and specialized options like Port Expert and Blade Expert
More people use Mastercam than any other CAM software. From CAD inception to the creation of a final machined part, Mastercam is designed as a comprehensive solution for manufacturing efficiency.
- Full 3D CAD modeling
- Context-sensitive help available from all dialog boxes
- Powerful Multiaxis cutting
- Easy pocketing, contouring, and drilling
- Intelligent, stock-aware toolpaths
- Robust 3D solids and surface machining
- Complete tool library and custom tool support
Learn how our Milling solutions can help you to solve your manufacturing challenges.
Extend tool life with proprietary toolpath strategies that maximize material removal rate and reduce cycle times.
Take advantage of innovative profile tools and processes aimed at greater efficiency and higher machining productivity.
Reduce costs and cut programming time with advanced toolpaths like Deburr and Equal Scallop.
Open any CAD file in Mastercam to access modeling and prep tools for CAM programmers to get parts on and off machines quickly.
Our Mastercam Resellers bring years of practical experience specific to various regions, manufacturing goals, and language requirements worldwide, to ensure that as a Mastercam user, you always have the support you need to get the most out of your CAD/CAM investment.
Give the world’s #1 CAM software a test drive. Download Mastercam Demo/Home Learning Edition at no cost. Use it to learn Mastercam and get familiar with the latest advances in CAD/CAM – every step of the way up to actually machining a part!
Detect collisions between your stock, tool, and machine components before sending code to your machine tool. Machine Simulation is a safe way to prove out 3-axis, 4-axis, or 5-axis Mill (or Router) toolpaths to make clean, efficient, and accurate programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process of milling?
Milling is a common machining process. It is a type of subtractive machining where a part is cut from a piece of stock material using a variety of spinning, rotary cutters, such as an end mill, etc.
How can I learn to use milling software?
Depending upon your choice of software, you will have different options to learn milling software. For example, Mastercam is the most prevalent milling software, so you will find a variety of options to learn how to use it. You can learn to use this milling software in classrooms and career training programs, through online training courses, and with tutorials and training opportunities provided by Mastercam and an extensive global network of Mastercam partners and Resellers.
Which software is used for CNC mills?
CAM software is used to program CNC mills to create toolpaths using G-code to automate the machining process. CAM stands for computer-aided manufacturing or computer-aided machining. CAM software takes part files created in a computer-aided design (CAD) software and creates the code to control CNC machines to cut the part. Mastercam, for example, is a CAM software with built-in CAD, but you can also import CAD files from virtually any CAD software to prepare for machining on a CNC mill.
What are the advantages of a CNC milling machine?
CNC milling machines have many advantages over manual machining. CNC milling is able to replicate a machining process accurately to precise specifications around the clock. Not only can you achieve exacting standards, the automation results in drastically increased production speed and efficiency over a manual milling process.
What are the disadvantages of a milling machine?
It is difficult to identify a disadvantage to a milling machine, unless your manufacturing process would benefit from a different type of machine altogether, such as a lathe, mill-turn machine, or Wire/EDM machine, for example. This cost of investing in a CNC milling machine may seem like a disadvantage compared to a manual mill. However, it is likely the added machining capability and increased productivity and efficiency benefits will so quickly compensate for the initial investment that the cost of investment is not truly limiting as a disadvantage.
What is the difference between 2D and 3D milling?
The difference between 2D milling and 3D milling lies largely on the amount of machine axes that can be commanded on each line of NC code. Typically, when 2D milling, only the x- and y- axes will be utilized on a given move at the machine. In contrast, a simultaneous x-, y- and z-axis move can be used when 3D milling. For example, in complex surface machining, like you would find in mold and die components, Mastercam Mill 3D could be used to program any free-flowing complex surface or set of surfaces.
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