Mastercam Reseller Profile – Q&A with CAD/CAM Consulting Services (Part 2)



In case you missed it, please check out Part 1 of this conversation with Tom Shelar, president of CAD/CAM Consulting Services.


What’s your favorite feature in Mastercam?
Probably the one I like the most is Port Expert, because I deal a lot with the automotive and racing industries for cylinder head work. Its ease of use allows the creation of complex 5-axis toolpaths faster and easier than any other product that I have seen. It delivers toolpaths that I know are safe and accurate within tight constraints.

What are you looking forward to?
How the latest product release is enhancing the product and putting in more and more automation. With the improvements in model-based definitions, external or internal design data will present and Mastercam will understand if a hole is just drilled, or drilled and tapped, or if it also requires other operations to satisfy the design specifications. It will basically allow Mastercam to automatically know what those holes need to meet the design specifications allowing the creation of the toolpaths required to manufacture the part.

What are some challenges/opportunities you find that are unique to your region?
The challenge of this region is the competitiveness. We have three developers of competitive products within twenty minutes of our corporate office, but over the years we’ve outsold them two to one in our area because of our product and the abilities of our staff.

Mastercam is the most widely taught and used product in the industry. These capabilities have allowed us to handle anything that’s thrown at us. Other companies offer software that will cost customers more money in the long run. Our company motto is, “What do you want to make today?” Mastercam is the reason we can make that happen for our customers.


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