Mastercam and MachiningCloud jointly announce that with the release of Mastercam 2018, Mastercam is now connected to MachiningCloud, thereby providing Mastercam users access to the cutting tool knowledge and product data available within MachiningCloud.
Mastercam, developed by CNC Software, Inc., is a Windows®-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis routing, milling and turning, 2- and 4-axis wire EDM, 2D and 3D design, and surface and solid modeling. This partnership provides Mastercam users access to MachiningCloud’s cutting tool product data from within Mastercam. Customers now have direct access to complete and up-to-date cutting tool product data, from the leading cutting tool manufacturers available on MachiningCloud.
With the completed Mastercam MachiningCloud connection, key benefits are available to customers:
- Search for tools from multiple manufacturers quickly in one place
- Access manufacturer’s expert cutting tool recommendations
- Quickly filter a universe of possibilities down to an optimum solution for a given workpiece
- Import the selected product data into Mastercam for programming
- Utilize the 3D models for simulation and 2D drawings for documentation
“The mission of MachiningCloud is to bridge the gap between physical cutting tools and digital shop software, and streamlining the programming process to save time and increase accuracy.” says Christophe Rogazy, Director of Product Management for MachiningCloud. “By bringing together valuable cutting tool data and knowledge in one application, this simplifies the cutting tool search process and gives users many more options and helps them make better tooling decisions. By joining forces on MachiningCloud, Mastercam ensures greater and more seamless flow of information throughout its customers’ shops.”
Says Rich Taft, Product Development at CNC Software, Inc., “Accurate tool definitions are a critical factor in achieving safe and efficient toolpath motion. MachiningCloud offers a wide variety of tooling options that make it easy to import well-defined tools into Mastercam.”