January 23, 2009 -Los Angeles, CA – For CNC Software, Inc., Westec 2009 will feature the newest product in the Mastercam CAD/CAM software suite – Mastercam for SolidWorks, as well as Mastercam X3. Both will be showcased in booth # 3258 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA, March 30 – April 2.
Mastercam for SolidWorks
Mastercam for SolidWorks is fully integrated CAM that runs seamlessly in SolidWorks. SolidWorks users can now program their parts directly within SolidWorks using Mastercam’s industry-leading toolpaths and machining strategies.
Mastercam for SolidWorks includes a suite of cutting strategies, including Feature Based Machining (FBM) and 3D High Speed Machining toolpaths. High speed machining promotes longer tool life, faster machining time, and precision cutting by creating smooth cuts that eliminate dangerous sharp moves. Mastercam for SolidWorks also delivers a powerful set of automated cleanup toolpaths, letting you get parts off the machine faster and with little or no handwork.
Feature Based Machining (FBM)
Almost every shop deals with solid models, and Mastercam delivers a powerful way to automatically mill and drill these parts. Valuable for experienced power users and easy enough for new users, FBM evaluates a part’s features and automatically designs an effective machining strategy.
The time savings when using Mastercam FBM are dramatic, but its power isn’t just in the click-and-go ease. All toolpaths are fully associative and editable after creation. This gives you the broad flexibility to make changes at any time, and ensures that your parts will be cut exactly as you want them.
Other X3 Enhancements
- High Speed 2D Machining – high speed machining has traditionally been available in the Mastercam 3D machining suite. Now you can have the benefits of high speed machining in your 2D work.
- Upgraded Multiaxis Machining features, including speed improvements.
- Engraving now standard with Mastercam X3.
- Updated translators, and much more.
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Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows®-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis milling and turning; 2- and 4-axis wire EDM; 2D and 3D design, surface, and solid modeling; artistic relief cutting, and 2D and 3D routing. CNC Software is a privately owned corporation founded in 1984. The U.S.-based company provides Mastercam CAD/CAM solutions to more than 124,936 installations in 75 countries in industries including mold-making, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, and consumer products. Mastercam runs under Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista, and is compatible with all other CAD/CAM systems. For more information about CNC Software, Inc. and its Mastercam family of products, contact CNC Software, Inc., M - F, 8 AM - 6 PM EST at (800) 228-2877 or (860) 875-5006, 671 Old Post Road, Tolland, CT 06084. Or visit www.mastercam.com.
Contact: Graham Hargreaves
Phone: (860) 875-5006
Fax: (860) 872-1565