Mastercam Sponsors ORACLE TEAM USA in the 35th America’s Cup
Mastercam is pleased to announce that it has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with ORACLE TEAM USA, the sailing team that represented the Golden Gate Yacht Club in its successful defense of the 34th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Match and will again defend the 34th America’s Cup and the current defending champion. ORACLE TEAM USA will defend its title in Bermuda in June 2017.
“We are very excited to be designated as a preferred supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA,” says Meghan S. West, president of CNC Software, Inc. “Our software is being used by Core Builders Composites (CBC) in New Zealand in the production of the carbon-fiber composite components for ORACLE TEAM USA yachts. It delights us to take our association further and help support the team, while having the good fortune to promote our relationship with a celebrated organization and an absolutely thrilling, world-renowned event.”
Established in Ventura, California in 2001, CBC – the Mastercam customer Mrs. West references – has built all of ORACLE TEAM USA’s racing yachts, including USA 17, the 90 ft. x 90 ft. (approx. 27m x 27m) trimaran that won the 33rd America’s Cup in February 2010, and components for the AC72 wing-sail catamaran that retained the America’s Cup in 2013.
After the 2010 victory, CBC relocated to New Zealand.
CAD file of a part and the CNC machine, directing the machine and cutting tool movements necessary to produce a part. In addition to providing seats of Mastercam Mill, Solids, and Multiaxis, CNC Software also provides all training, support, postprocessors, and machine simulation models for CBC’s composite fabrication and metal cutting machine tools. Its composite manufacturing system, a Poseidon 5-axis machining center, has a workpiece capacity of 59 ft. x 20 ft. x 10 ft. (approx. 18m x 6m x 3m) and has been used extensively to produce large composite tooling and components for ORACLE TEAM USA’s AC72 America’s Cup racing yachts.