Archive for month: December, 2017

December 15, 2017
15 Dec 2017

MecSoft Releases RhinoCAM & VisualCAD/CAM 2018

Irvine, CA, Dec 18, 2017: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAD/CAM software solutions, has announced the availability of the following products

  • RhinoCAM 2018, the newest version of MecSoft’s integrated CAM solution for Rhinoceros 5.0
  • VisualCAD/CAM 2018, the latest version of their flagship standalone CNC programming software

Release Highlights

  • 2 ½ Axis – Automatic Feature Detection & Automatic Feature Machining
  • 3 Axis – Horizontal Finishing follow containment, performance & stability improvements
  • 4 Axis – Create Round Stock method & Helical Milling
  • 5 Axis – Use 5 Axis continuous programming methods for 4 axis machining
  • CAM Application Programming Interface in RhinoCAM
  • NEST & ART modules now are included free of cost in all MILL configurations

The newly released Automatic Feature Detection (AFD) & Automatic Feature Machining (AFM), along with an Application Programming Interface (API), provide powerful new automation tools to our CAM customers. Coupled with new toolpath methods and enhancements to existing methods, MecSoft continues to deliver outstanding value to our customers.”, stated Joe Anand, President and CEO of MecSoft Corporation.

Free demo software of VisualCAD/CAM 2018 can be downloaded at MecSoft.com.

About MecSoft Corporation

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, addressing both Additive and Subtractive manufacturing technologies, for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM/3DPRINT®, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS® and RhinoCAM™ & Rhino3DPRINT. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries.

For the latest news and information, visit mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

December 4, 2017
04 Dec 2017

The Tamiya Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 Wheel Kit

Just like installing aftermarket components on a new automobile, scale model kit enthusiasts can purchase and install aftermarket components for their scale model kits. This allows them to change the look and style of their original model kit. Jim Orth, owner/operator of Riverview Hobbies, LLC uses Rhino and RhinoCAM to design and program the CNC toolpaths required to machine single and multi-cavity molds for their aftermarket kits. Read the complete case study here.

This wheel kit is designed specifically for the 1/12 Tamiya Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934. It offers builders an easy to use contemporary wheel option for their Street and Tuner builds. The 1/12 scale resin wheels replace Tamiya kit parts L2 and L8 without any modifications to adjacent parts or changes in wheel mounting technique. Look at the accuracy and attention to detail on display in the 25 cap head screws around the wheel rim!

“Why do we use RhinoCAM? It’s cost-effective, accurate and not difficult to understand! I like the integration between Rhino and RhinoCAM – it allows a workflow where changes in the design process are immediately visible to the CAM toolpaths which is invaluable. Plus your tech support is always there when I need help. The close relationship we have developed over the years means a lot to me. I’m very happy with RhinoCAM!”

Jim Orth, Owner/Operator, Riverview Hobbies, LLC

The kit includes 4 inner wheel sleeves and wheel faces (outer chrome wheel sleeves from the Tamiya kit are required) along with 4 hub adapters sized for the front and rear axles (2 front and 2 rear). Also included are 3 optional resin wheel center treatments; an exposed axle nut, dust cap or full cover center cap along with 4 resin valve stems. Here is a look at the wax mold, kit components and final assembly.

The Porsche 934 wheel kit wax mold half machined from RhinoCAM toolpaths.

The Porsche 934 wheel kit components.

The production Porsche 934 Wheel Kit tooling in resin

The Tamiya Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934 with Wheel Kit assembled

More About Riverview Hobbies

We would like to thank Jim Orth, Owner/Operator of Riverview Hobbies for allowing us to share their RhinoCAM success story! For more information about Riverview Hobbies and their complete line of aftermarket kits we invite you to visit them online at riverviewhobbies.com.