MasterCAM Art and MasterCAM X Showcased at the Moldmaking Expo

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February 2005                                                   	
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Rosemont, IL — Mastercam Art and the much anticipated Mastercam X will be showcased at the Moldmaking Expo, April 19-21 in booth # 502 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL. Mastercam Art lets users quickly and easily create sophisticated 3D sculpted images from simple 2D artwork. What would have taken a signmaker, custom cabinetmaker, or other artisan weeks to do can now be done in minutes.

Iven May, Mastercam Art Product Manager, states, "Everything is becoming more and more customized. People want their logos, their artwork, and even their faces machined into signs, cars, and motorcycle parts. They are no longer satisfied with "blocky" shapes but want curvy, organic shapes like leaves, spiders, fish, insects, or any font off their computer. Mastercam Art delivers the power to make these 3D shapes simply and instantly from 2D art."

Mastercam Art eliminates many of the previous problems of creating machinable artwork. Starting from input that can range from a fully developed CAD model to artwork scanned from a napkin, users quickly "sculpt" a model on screen until it looks the way they want it. A suite of software tools allows easy and quick changes, edits, even reversion to a previous design. The result is a complex and detailed image that only took minutes to produce, saving time and money.

May notes, "Good technology should allow you to do more complex and sophisticated things simply and easily, without making you become a more sophisticated user. Mastercam Art users enjoy the power and ease-of-use of the software and many have stated that it is just plain fun to use."

An add-on to Mastercam Mill or Router, Mastercam Art delivers a robust set of fast and easy-to-use toolpaths that have been developed specifically for cutting artistic, finely detailed surfaces.

CNC Software, Inc. will also be showing the new Mastercam X CAD/CAM software. "Mastercam X marks an exciting new chapter for our software," says CNC Software president Mark Summers. Mastercam X delivers "smart" functions, a streamlined interface, powerful new cutting techniques, and much more.

About Mastercam

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; 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 80,000 installations in 75 countries in industries including mold-making, prototyping, automotive, aerospace, and consumer products. Mastercam runs under Windows 2000 and Windows XP 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.

Mastercam® is a registered trademark of CNC Software, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.



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