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Mastercam Reports on Success in Manufacturing Through Tough 2020 Environment

Meghan West

Feb. 23, 2021 (Tolland, Conn.) – CNC Software, Inc., developer of Mastercam, the world’s leading CAD/CAM software platform, is acknowledging many positive results of hard work and perseverance through the challenges of a global pandemic. 2020 was a difficult year in which the manufacturing community made tremendous sacrifices to serve the needs of people, supply chains, and economies the world over. For the twenty-sixth year in a row, Mastercam had strong results and continued to be the world’s most widely used CAM software.

Meghan West

President and CEO of CNC Software Inc., Meghan West shared, “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.”

Manufacturing, and the Mastercam community in particular, showed resilience through nimble shifts in organization and production strategies. Through challenges and uncertainty, Mastercam’s suite of solutions empowered manufacturers to improve productivity and mitigate costs in an increasingly competitive global environment.

To keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, CNC Software successfully shifted its workforce to 100 percent remote and released Mastercam 2021 on schedule. Also, many training and educational programs related to the software release were shifted to digital platforms, with great success. The company beat 2019 revenue and filled several key strategic roles to bring even greater support and security to the business, development cycle, and Mastercam community-at-large.

Such rapid response to the challenges of a global pandemic enabled CNC Software to provide steadfast support for a network of Mastercam Resellers that made accommodations and swift changes themselves to support manufacturing enterprises around the globe. As Mastercam drives improved automation, productivity, and cost savings for shops, Mastercam 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 expressing gratitude to the manufacturing community, in honor of the many companies and employees that ramped up production or shifted gear as needed to keep communities stocked with PPE and household necessities. Many Mastercam Resellers and users were among those answering this call. Here are a few highlights:

Mastercam took many steps to provide increased value to its user community throughout 2020. A 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. Free Mastercam University courses were delivered 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 the future of manufacturing is considered, Mastercam continues to assess, refine, and expand on behalf of a worldwide user base.

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