Mastercam / CNC Software, Inc.

Phone: 860-875-5006
Toll-Free: 800-228-2877
Fax: 860-872-1565

Please visit: Mastercam / CNC Software, Inc.

Mailing Address:
671 Old Post Rd.
Tolland, CT 06084 US

A Special Message from Mastercam / CNC Software, Inc.

Mastercam - When Second Best Won't Cut it

Solid Modeling for Manufacturing
Solid Modeling for Manufacturing

  • Faster modeling of parts, molds, and fixtures using integrated solids, surfaces and wireframe.
  • Greater flexibility in accepting outside models.
  • Solids machining with access to Mastercam's powerful CAM functions.
  • The addition of Solids turns Mastercam into a true hybrid modeler.

  • Milling Toolpath Associativity
    Milling Toolpath Associativity

  • Easy 2D and 3D geometry creation with multiple ways to create entities.
  • Fast creation of a wide range of NURBS and parametric surfaces.
  • Associative dimensions update as you change your model.
  • Extensive CAD editing tools.

  • Turning Toolpath Associativity
    Turning Toolpath Associativity

  • Easy 2D and 3D geometry creation with complete wireframe & surface modeling.
  • Associative dimensions update as you change your model.
  • Built-in data translators for IGES, Parasolid®, SAT (ACIS solids), AutoCAD® (DXFTM, DWG, and InventorTM files), SolidWorks®, Solid Edge®, CADL, STL, VDA, and ASCII. Direct translators for STEP, Catia®, and Pro-E® are also available.

  • Company Profile

    CNC Software, Inc. is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art software tools for CAD/CAM manufacturing markets. Our goal is to provide superior software products based on our users' needs to solve simple to complex design and machining problems. In addition to providing the software, it is also our goal to provide exceptional service and support to our customers. Founded in 1984, CNC Software is one of the oldest companies in the PC-based CAD/CAM industry. The company was built on the concept of providing an inexpensive PC-based CAM system at a time when most other systems were expensive CAD oriented products. CNC Software was one of the first companies to introduce CAD/CAM software designed for the machinist and the engineer, providing a practical solution to both markets. The original version of Mastercam was founded in two-dimensional (2D) CAM. Mastercam was one of the first micro-based CAM packages to include CAD capabilities which allowed the user to construct his or her own parts quickly and easily. Shortly after CNC Software got its start in Massachusetts, the company moved its base of operation to an office in Vernon, Connecticut. Today, the CNC Software corporate headquarters and training facility is located in a company- owned 40,000 sq. ft. building in Tolland, Connecticut, midway between Boston and New York City. In addition to over 85 employees working at the corporate facility, CNC Software also has an office in the state of Washington dedicated to the educational market. The real backbone of the 80,000 installation-strong Mastercam community is our global dealer network. Some of these experts have been with CNC Software since the very beginning. They’ve helped build shops from the ground up, and have a true “partnership” with our customers, offering advice, strategy and experience to Mastercam users around the world. As an industry leader for over fifteen years, CNC Software prides itself on meeting the demanding needs of its customers by providing excellent products at affordable prices. We stick to our strategy of combining the best software programming with practical shop floor experience. We have remained at the forefront of CAD/CAM technology by listening to our customers' needs, being accessible, and most of all, being dedicated to them. CNC Software has provided CAD/CAM solutions to over 80,000 installations worldwide in mold making, automotive, aerospace, and consumer industries.

    Product Categories of Mastercam / CNC Software, Inc.

    • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
    • Software, CAD/CAM
    • Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
    • Software, NC Program Optimization
    • Software, NC Verification
    • Software, Nesting
    • Software, Other Manufacturing

    Trade Names

    • Mastercam Art
    • Mastercam Blade Expert
    • Mastercam Design
    • Mastercam for SolidWorks
    • Mastercam Lathe
    • Mastercam Mill
    • Mastercam Port Expert
    • Mastercam Router
    • Mastercam Solids
    • Mastercam Swiss Expert
    • Mastercam Wire

    Deep Links

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    As seen in MMS

    CAD/CAM Software for Precision Programming
    CNC Software’s Mastercam Swiss is specialized CAD/CAM for precision programming.

    CAM Software, New Employees Help Job Shop Ramp up on Small Budget
    By optimizing and standardizing its CAM programming and investing in employees rather than new equipment, Wieber Machine has grown into a successful company, despite small start-up funds.

    Digital Thread Boosts Data-Driven Manufacturing
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is initiating a project to demonstrate how a standardized 3D model of a product can integrate and streamline production from initial design through final inspection in a continuous, coherent data-driven process.

    Mastercam Announces 9th Annual Innovator of the Future Winner
    Contestants designed and machined aerospace mirrors similar to those used for projects such as the Mars Rover.

    Machine Distributor, High School Work to Address Skills Gap
    Locating Compumachine’s new technical center on the grounds of Essex Technical High School is said to be a win-win for both organizations.

    CAD/CAM Helps Aerospace Shop Machine Aluminum Guitars
    Using CAD/CAM software from Matercam/CNC Software Inc. helped Wolfert’s Tool and Machine Co. develop and produce a single-billet aluminum guitar body.

    CNC Software, Gene Haas Foundation Fund MSTEM3 Grant Initiative
    The donation will provide more schools with access to Edge Factor products to help promote a positive image of manufacturing.

    CAM Technology Shortens Cycle Times
    CNC Software will introduce Mastercam X8, featuring updated workflow capabilities and the company's Dynamic Motion technology, which the company reports can reduce machining time by as much as 75 percent.

    Useful Advice for CAM Software Users
    In a new whitepaper, Mastercam calls useful advice for CAM software users “CAM Initiatives.” These initiatives are practical projects and procedural policies designed to help a machining company make more effective use of its CAD/CAM resources. Although primarily targeted to Mastercam users, many of these initiatives contain useful advice that benefits users of any CAM software system.

    The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining
    The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.

    Dynamic Motion Moves Past Old Boundaries
    The Dynamic Motion option in CNC Software’s Mastercam generates tool paths by following an expansive set of rules that are different from those most CAM software has traditionally followed. The motion of the tool is not defined strictly by boundaries of the area to be machined. Instead, the rules take into consideration not only the area from which metal is to be removed, but also the changing condition of the material throughout the various stages of machining.

    Refueling Manufacturing Through Storytelling
    New media company Edge Factor is partnering with Purdue University and industry leaders to produce educational materials based on episodes of its shows.

    Design Software Tools Provide Flexibility
    CNC Software offers Mastercam Design X7, a suite of design tools that includes 3D surfacing and solids for simplified, flexible design work.

    CAM Software Improves Turnaround Times
    Mastercam CAM software from CNC Software helped Cope Plastics reduce lead time while improving efficiency, quality and consistency.

    Innovative Approach Drives Software, Employee Development
    During CNC Software's 30th anniversary celebration, MMS Editor Emily Probst got a chance to tour the facility and get a brief glimpse into the company culture.

    CNC Software Celebrates 30th Anniversary
    The Mastercam developer was founded in 1983.

    Software Simplifies Setups and Gauging
    CNC Software’s Mastercam X7 includes a new turn-mill function said to simplify machining on high-powered turning centers and full-function machining centers.

    Machining Software Offers Lathe Support
    Mastercam X7 for Solidworks features updated lathe support and workflow improvements.

    Native CAD Files Improve Pump Manufacturer’s Productivity
    Implementing an integrated CAM package helped a pump manufacturer improve fixture design, offer single setup manufacturing processes and better communications and submissions to third-party vendors.


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