Mastercam and MachiningCloud jointly announced 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. The partnership provides Mastercam users access to MachiningCloud’s cutting tool product data from within Mastercam. Customers now have direct access to complete, up-to-date cutting tool product data, from cutting tool manufacturers available on MachiningCloud.
According to the partners, Benefits of the Mastercam MachiningCloud connection include:
- Searching for tools from multiple manufacturers in one place
- Accessing manufacturers’ expert cutting tool recommendation
- Filtering multiple possibilities down to an optimum solution for a given workpiece
- Importing the selected product data into Mastercam for programming
- Utilizing 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,” said 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.”
Said 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.”