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CNC Software, Inc. and Colla, Ltd Showcase Mastercam X7 at Mashex 2013

CNC Software, Inc., is traveling to Moscow to support esteemed Russian Mastercam Reseller Colla, Ltd at the Mashex show. Mashex attendees will get to experience the most powerful Mastercam machining software yet. Stop by Stand C113 at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia, October 29 - November 1 for a look at Mastercam X7, the latest Mastercam release. Mastercam X7 introduces many significant new capabilities, including the new Mill-Turn product, Renishaw Probing, and much more.

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Mastercam 2013 Innovator of the Future Competition Encourages Young Adults to Get Involved in Manufacturing

This year’s Innovator of the Future (IOF) competition challenges students and young adults to design and machine their choice of three parts. You have the option of designing and machining:

  • Connecting Rod
  • Racing Wheel
  • Short Shifter

our part will be judged by a team of experts at VAC Motorsports. VAC Motorsports is the world’s ultimate source for serious BMW performance and racing parts. The judging will be based on your accuracy, cleanliness of the part, and most importantly, creativity!

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Mastercam’s OptiRest Toolpath Slashes Roughing Time

OptiRest is the latest 3D high speed toolpath from Mastercam. It performs rest rough milling operations to remove stock left from roughing passes with large cutters. This powerful new toolpath compares the in-process stock model to the intended shape to create an optimized dynamic milling cleanup pass. The result is precise, efficient motion that is easier on your tooling and your machine.

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Mastercam Announces 7th Annual “Innovator of the Future”

CNC Softwarehas announced the winner of its 2011-2012 IOF (Innovator of the Future) competition: Zachary Roy, a student at the E. C. Goodwin Technical High School (New Britain, CT).

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Mastercam X6 Lathe Increases Productivity on the Shop Floor 

Mastercam X6 Lathe delivers a suite of new features aimed at increasing your productivity. From Variable Depth Roughing and Canned Rough and Finish improvements, to Finish Tool Inspection and more, Mastercam X6 Lathe ensures that you're ready for any job in the shop.

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Mastercam X6 Now Certified for Autodesk Inventor 2013

Mastercam X6 CAD/CAM Software has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2013 3D mechanical design software under the Autodesk Inventor Certified Applications Program. Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor software gives manufacturers the ability to digitally design, visualize, and simulate how a product will work under real world conditions before it is built, which helps reduce cost and increase efficiency.

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Mastercam X6 Multiaxis Machining Improves Productivity

Multiaxis machining can dramatically increase a shop's competitiveness. Mastercam's multiaxis machining and add-ons offer a wide range of multiaxis machining strategies. Mastercam X6 introduces a new multiaxis add-on, Mastercam Blade Expert, as well as many multiaxis enhancements to get the most out of your shop.

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Mastercam Blade Expert Provides Specialized Multiaxis Programming for Multi-bladed Configurations

Mastercam's new Blade Expert add-on greatly simplifies the toolpath creation process for any multi-bladed parts, including fans, propellers, impellers, turbines, marine screws, and more. Its aim is to eliminate guesswork and minimize the need for extra geometry creation.

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Mastercam X6 Mill Brings Efficiency and Automation

Mastercam X6 Mill offers expanded machining flexibility and an increased emphasis on speed and automation. In-process stock models, new toolpaths, Dynamic Toolpath enhancements, and the new Blade Expert add-on combine with dozens of additional new enhancements in a package intended to improve shop floor productivity. 

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Mastercam Port Expert Provides Specialized Multiaxis Programming for Precision Head Porting

Mastercam's new Port Expert add-on creates accurate, efficient engine cylinder head porting toolpaths on port surface or solid data. Port Expert uses a lollipop tool, and has collision checks for the entire tool (shank, arbor, and holder).

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Mastercam's OptiRough Toolpath Slashes Roughing Time

OptiRough is a new technique designed to remove large amounts of material quickly using its successful dynamic milling motion. Large, aggressive cuts are followed by fast, smaller up-cuts, safely delivering a fully roughed part faster than ever.

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Mastercam's Multiaxis Machining Increases Speed and Finish

Multiaxis machining can dramatically increase a shop's competitiveness. Mastercam's multiaxis machining offers a wide range of multiaxis machining strategies – both basic and advanced.

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Mastercam for SolidWorks Awarded Gold Partner Status

A SolidWorks Certified Gold Partner Product, Mastercam for SolidWorks, allows users to program their parts directly in SolidWorks, using Mastercam's vast array of toolpaths. The combination of Mastercam for SolidWorks and SolidWorks 2011 allows users to combine the best in CAD with the best in CAM, all without leaving their SolidWorks interface.

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Bringing Jobs Back to the USA and Other Feats of CNC Automation

The Schaefer brothers, co-owners of Automated Routing, don't like the fact that the United States is losing so many jobs to China and other areas of the world where cheap labor and government subsidies make it difficult for US businesses to compete. So they decided to do something about it.

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Mastercam QuickPart

CAD/CAM can be challenging to learn, and even more challenging to teach. Mastercam QuickPart gives students a fast, easy way to design and cut parts while learning the principles of CAD/CAM, and having fun doing it. Mastercam QuickPart is easy to use, and provides a path for instant success. 

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Learning Tools Get You Up to Speed with Mastercam

Mastercam® has many learning tools for getting your shop up-to-speed with the software. Whether you prefer to learn online, watch videos, or read at your own pace, Mastercam has the solution for you.  And all of them are developed by Mastercam and industry experts.

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Mastercam’s Feature Based Machining

FBM eliminates the manual processes involved in identifying features for programming milling and drilling operations on solid parts. By analyzing the part for specific feature types (shapes, size, location of holes, etc), FBM can automatically create the individual toolpaths needed to machine the selected features and intelligently design an effective machining strategy.

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CNC Software Makes the CAD/CAM World a Little Greener

CNC Software, Inc. made a conscious commitment to incorporate environmentally friendly and socially responsible practices ever since the company was founded, 25 years ago. “I have a strong interest in the environment and doing whatever I can within reason to minimize our company footprint on the planet,” says Mark Summers, co-founder and President of CNC Software.

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Mastercam Helps Ensure CAD/CAM Expertise With New Certification Program

CNC Software announces its new Certification program that gives a way for today’s programmers to sharpen and validate their skills. A Certification Advisory Committee, along with the help of several school advisory committees, defined the skills necessary for CNC operators and programmers and approved the Mastercam Handbook Curriculum as the first recommended curriculum. It is meant to be taught in 80 to 100 hours of instruction and can be used to produce programmers who can pass a practical Certification test.

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Mastercam's Software Maintenance

Shops can now get continuous software updates with CNC Software's new Mastercam Maintenance program. This optional program assures that Mastercam users will always be able to easily update to the latest developments and newest technology. Customers who subscribe to the Mastercam Maintenance program will receive all new releases as they are announced, plus pre-release features, enhancements and any new or updated add-ons and service packs for a full 12 months.

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