See what the Additive Manufacturing add-on for Mastercam can do for you.
Do More with Hybrid Manufacturing
Hybrid manufacturing provides users with the versatility to build parts from scratch, to add features to an existing part or to repair a worn or damaged part. APlus® integrates seamlessly with Mastercam® to allow users to generate additive manufacturing toolpaths, as well as as to visualize the additive and machining outcome.
Toolpaths and Features
APlus® toolpaths and feature are developed specifically for additive manufacturing in mind. That way, you do not have to second-guess the results.
Allows user to precisely control bead deposition on a wireframe geometry
Surface Outline Toolpath
Provides user with the ability to build thinwall parts on a surface geometry
Prioritizes the minimization of voids deep within the part while performing planar slice operations
Builds sections which cannot accommodate a full bead width while performing planar slice operations
Prioritizes surface finish by placing material along contours generated from the solid’s boundaries while performing planar slice operations
Layers of material between the bottom of the part being built and the substrate. ‘Scrap’ layers can be used to allow clearance for the saw blade, end mill or EDM wire to cut the part off of the substrate
Can be programmed as part of Planar Slice, Surface Outline and Outline operations
Allows user to quickly program multi-axis bead deposition on geometry that is relatively flat in the tool plane
Constant Stepover Toolpath
Allows user to program tool paths that deposit material with a constant distance between beads as measured on 3D surfaces while performing multiaxis operations
Allows user to program additive operations to build rotationally symmetric parts. Can be used to build parts on a cylindrical substrates, or to deposit material onto outer surface of parts
Application: Cladding of oil & gas components with high hardness alloys to increase the component’s wear resistance
Allows user to program additive operations on rotationally symmetric substrates to add features on the surface of the substrate
Application: Adding threading to a drill, or lettering to the face of a roll dye
Estimate total build time, deposition time and build material required
Create a library of materials with user-defined material specific process parameters for your application
Merges multiple additive operations, which can have different process parameters by Z depth
Builds virtual model with the capability to view individual layer of the build – QUICKLY!