APlus

Part model simulation in APlus

APlus®

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.

Outline toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

Outline Toolpath

Allows user to precisely control bead deposition on a wireframe geometry

Surface Outline toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

Surface Outline Toolpath

Provides user with the ability to build thinwall parts on a surface geometry

Fill toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

Fill Toolpath

Prioritizes the minimization of voids deep within the part while performing planar slice operations

Thinwall toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

Thinwall Toolpath

Builds sections which cannot accommodate a full bead width while performing planar slice operations

Boundary toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

Boundary Toolpath

Prioritizes surface finish by placing material along contours generated from the solid’s boundaries while performing planar slice operations

Raft Layers for additive manufacturing in APlus

Raft Layers

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

Orthonormal toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

Orthonormal Toolpath

Allows user to quickly program multi-axis bead deposition on geometry that is relatively flat in the tool plane

Constant Stepover toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

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

Rotary toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

Rotary Toolpath

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

Radial toolpath for additive manufacturing in APlus

Radial Toolpath

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

Material Estimator for additive manufacturing in APlus

Material Estimator

Estimate total build time, deposition time and build material required

Material Editor for additive manufacturing in APlus

Material Editor

Create a library of materials with user-defined material specific process parameters for your application

Merged Operations for additive manufacturing in APlus

Merged Operations

Merges multiple additive operations, which can have different process parameters by Z depth

Part Model simulation for additive manufacturing in APlus

Part Model

Builds virtual model with the capability to view individual layer of the build – QUICKLY!