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New in Mastercam 2019 - Lathe - Cross Center Turning

10/16/18 8:00 PM / by camInstructor Mike

This video describes the improved Cross Center Turning  feature in Mastercam Lathe 2019.

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Cross Center Turning in Mastercam Lathe 2019.  When you select a tool or turret that is across the centerline from the chained geometry, Mastercam reverses the spindle direction of the operation. Earlier versions of Mastercam required you to artificially mount the tool in the opposite turret. This is no longer necessary.

Mastercam also includes new validation routines that prevent you from creating a cross-centerline toolpath in situations where it does not make sense, such as for a pinch-turning toolpath.

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camInstructor Mike is Mike Wearne, an avid machinist, cnc programmer and overall connoisseur of all things machining. Mike is one of camInstructor's resident cad/cam/cnc experts and works part time at his local college teaching aspiring machinists how to program CNC Machines of all types.