Positive Outcomes in Tough 2020 Environment
2020 was a challenging year for many people around the world, so it is especially important to recognize the positive results of our hard work and perseverance. For the twenty-sixth year in a row, Mastercam had strong results and continued to be the world’s most widely used CAM software.
Manufacturing, and the Mastercam community in particular, showed its resilience through nimble shifts in organization and production strategies. The result helped the pandemic relief effort, the economy, and many people through a difficult time. Mastercam’s suite of solutions empowered manufacturers to improve productivity and mitigate costs in an increasingly competitive global environment.
In order to keep our employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we successfully shifted our workforce to 100 percent remote and released Mastercam 2021 on schedule. Many training and educational programs related to our software release were shifted to digital platforms, with great success. The company beat 2019 revenue and filled a number of key strategic roles to bring even greater support and security to the business, development cycle, and Mastercam community-at-large.
“This past year was a reminder of the role that manufacturing plays in the global community. Even when the world stops, manufacturing does not. Even when we see disruptions of such great magnitude, our employees, our Resellers, and our customers continue to forge on to produce the items that the world relies on. It is an honor to be a small part of empowering that process. Mastercam’s mission is to solve the world’s manufacturing challenges, and this past year was a testament to that commitment.”Meghan West, President and CEO, CNC Software, Inc.
Our rapid response to the challenges of a global pandemic enabled our steadfast support of the incredible network of Mastercam Resellers that made accommodations and swift changes themselves in order to support manufacturing enterprises around the globe. As our software drives improved automation, productivity, and cost savings for shops, our Resellers empower the implementation of modern manufacturing into production processes that were especially vital in 2020 as part of the collective response to the pandemic-relief effort.
In May, Mastercam released a video to say thank you to the manufacturing community in honor of the many companies and employees that ramped up production or shifted gear as needed to keep our communities stocked with PPE and household necessities. Many Mastercam Resellers and users were among those answering this call. Here are a few highlights:
- Bittersweet Update from Purdue University Formula SAE Team
- New York Reseller Teams Up to Provide PPE
- Mastercam Reseller Cimquest Responds to the Pandemic
- IME Attacks COVID-19 on Multiple Fronts
- Mastercam Reseller OptiPro Makes Face Shields for Nursing Homes
- Manufacturing is Strong in the Fight against COVID-19
Mastercam took many steps to provide increased value to our user community throughout 2020. Our commitment to local and global initiatives included Workshops for Warriors, WorldSkills, TITANS of CNC Academy, Manufacturing Day, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and more. The company also remained steadfast in supporting numerous educational programs and competitions, many of which had challenges in the face of distance learning and social distancing protocols.
We provided free Mastercam University courses to over 20,000 people to learn or improve CAD/CAM skills, as well as a free Mastercam Dynamic Thinking series of content. This series included webinars—recorded and made available as videos—blogs, and more.
Partnerships with leading machine tool and tooling manufacturers expanded, new post processors were developed, an improved Mastercam Swiss solution was released, software licensing launched around the world, and efforts to improve the usability and functionality of Mastercam carried on seamlessly. As we contemplate the future of manufacturing, we continue to assess, refine, and expand on behalf of our users.
Manufacturing touches the lives of everyone. Thank you to all the people around the globe that help to make the Mastercam community the best network of CAM development, users, support, and innovation. Mastercam allows us to touch planets where we have yet to walk, see far beyond our galaxy, and make a positive difference for so many people here on planet Earth, each and every day.