Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ Support

Mastercam has partnered with Sandvik Coromant on the development and support of their innovative PrimeTurning™ method and CoroTurn® Prime tooling. With these tools and methods, Mastercam allows you to turn in conventional turning and PrimeTurning directions. When combined with either CoroTurn Prime A-type or B-type inserts, the PrimeTurning provides superior metal removal rate, productivity gains of over 50%, and increased tool life in a variety of materials.

Mastercam is the exclusive CAM software product to support this innovative method through November 1, 2017.

PrimeTurning is a C-hook for Mastercam 2018 and will be integrated as a standard turning feature in the Mastercam 2019. The installation includes full metric and inch tool and holder libraries for both Lathe and Mill-Turn products. Tool holders for Capto, shank, and QS holders are supported.

PrimeTurning has high metal removal rates that are the result of running the CoroTurn inserts at double the speed and feed compared to conventional turning strategies. These inserts utilize a chip thinning design that reduces temperature at the leading edge and away from the tool nose. You experience greater chip control and increased tool life, requiring fewer tool changes and production stops.

The PrimeTurning C-hook can be added to the Mastercam interface through customization of the Ribbon. PrimeTurning launches a familiar set of turning options and features. Due to the CoroTurn Prime inserts capabilities, roughing and finishing options are combined with separate controls for feed, speed, and for up/down cutting.