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SILICON100 2017

Provides state-of-the-art software tools for CAD/CAM manufacturing markets: Mastercam

thesiliconreview-mark-summers-chairman-mastercam-17Mastercam was founded in Massachusetts in 1983 by Mark Summers (Chairman/CEO), headquartered at Tolland. The company has one of the oldest businesses in the 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. Its flagship product, Mastercam, has grown to become one of the most recognizable brands in manufacturing, worldwide, and is the most widely used CAM system in the market today. The company employs about 140 people directly, with offices in Tolland, Connecticut and Gig Harbor, Washington. The company also has a global certified reseller network.

Genesis of Mastercam

CNC Software was one of the first companies to introduce CAD/CAM software designed for both the machinist and the engineer, providing a practical solution to both markets. While the original version of Mastercam focused on two-dimensional (2D) CAM, it was also one of the first micro-based CAM packages to include CAD capabilities. With Mastercam, the engineer could construct his or her own parts quickly and easily as well as machine them, for an affordable price.

As an industry leader for over 30 years, CNC Software prides itself on meeting the demanding needs of its customers by providing excellent products at affordable prices. We adhere to our strategy of combining superior 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 our customers. CNC Software has provided CAD/CAM solutions to over 200,000 installations worldwide in the mold making, automotive, aerospace, and consumer industries.

Products and Services

Mastercam delivers CAD/CAM software tools for all types of programming, from the most basic to the extremely complex. 2-axis machining, multiaxis milling and turning, wire EDM, router applications, free-form artistic modeling and cutting, 3D design, drafting, surface and solid modeling – whatever your machining needs, there is a Mastercam product for your budget and application.

Milling Solutions

Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software worldwide* and remains the program of choice among CNC programmers. Mastercam Mill is the next generation of our popular program, delivering the most comprehensive milling package with powerful new tool paths and techniques.

Mastercam gives your shop the best possible foundation for fast and efficient milling. From general purpose methods such as optimized pocketing to highly specialized tool paths like 5-axis turbine cutting, Mastercam ensures that you're ready for any job.

Mastercam Mill can grow with your business. Start with what you need, and upgrade to new machining techniques as your needs grow. Having the best software is only one ingredient for success. A global community of Mastercam users, experts, educators and enthusiasts helps you get the most from your investment. Our local Resellers bring years of practical experience, helping to ensure that you're getting what you need today, while preparing for tomorrow.

CAD Solutions     

Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software worldwide* and remains the program of choice among CNC programmers. Mastercam 2017 is the next generation of our popular program, delivering the most comprehensive tool paths combined with robust CAD tools.

Mastercam gives your shop a powerful and integrated foundation of shop-tested CAD tools. From wireframe and surfacing to solid modeling, Mastercam ensures that you’re ready for any job. Mastercam delivers:

Full 3D live wireframe modeling.

Powerful surface modeling and editing.

Solid modeling.

Broad range of translators allowing you to open any CAD file.

Associative dimensioning, analysis, and much more.

Having powerful, flexible software is only one ingredient for success. A global community of Mastercam users, experts, educators and enthusiasts helps you get the most from your investment. Our local Resellers bring years of practical experience, helping to ensure that you’re getting what you need today, while preparing for tomorrow.

The Future Sight!

Mastercam offers solutions for designers and NC programmers in a spectrum of industries, including milling, turning, wire EDM, router programming, plasma cutting, lasers, and 3D design and drafting. CNC Software's customers range from one-person job shops to Fortune 100 manufacturers. The same software that is utilized by corporations such as Boeing, IBM, and Sikorsky is still affordable enough for the small job shop. To ensure a new generation of trained metal and woodworking personnel, Mastercam is available to educational institutions at sizable discounts.

As CNC Software, Inc. and its flagship Mastercam continue to grow and expand into new markets and technology, our focus remains on our customers. We are committed to delivering tools that support the higher development productivity and greater precision demanded by todays, and tomorrows, manufacturing. 

Meet the Ingenious

Mark Summers is the Chairman of CNC Software, Inc., a company he co-founded in 1983 with his brothers. Since that time, CNC Software has grown to over 135 employees, with offices in Tolland, CT, and Gig Harbor, WA, CNC's software product is the most widely used PC-based CAM system in the market today. Mark is committed to running an environmentally responsible business and supports many green ideas large and small.

“Our goal is to provide superior software products based on our users' needs to solve simple to complex design and machining problems”.

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