10 Reasons why Mastercam Should be your Top CAM Software Choice

Mastercam has seen the manufacturing industry evolve over the past 35 years and has advanced their technology along with those changes. Mastercam delivers CAD/CAM software tools for all types of programming, from the most basic to the extremely complex including 2-axis machining, multiaxis milling and turning, wire EDM, router applications, free-form artistic modelling and cutting, and 3D design. We believe that Mastercam should be your first and only choice when selecting a CAM package to meet your business’ requirements.

Check out our top 10 features in Mastercam that we believe will help you improve your operations:

  1. Pick your machine: Determine which Machine type you’re going to use to manufacture a part. If you can’t find a particular machine, don’t worry. MLC CAD Systems has an in-house Post specialist that will configure and edit to fit your needs.
  2. Define your stock: You can define the shape and size of your stock. If you cannot define your stock within the parameters of Mastercam, you can always use a 3D model.
  3. Level management: Identify an organizational format for your part programs and adhere to it. Determine a structure for your Level Manager that all CNC programmers can abide by.
  4. Toolpath Selection: Enhancements made to the Graphical User Interface (GUI) help determine which toolpath may be best suited for your particular part without prior programming knowledge.
  5. Operation Defaults: Configure your Operation Defaults for your specific needs. This will improve the efficiency and accuracy of your programs.
  6. Toolpath Manager: Build your tool assemblies and save them for future use to eliminate repetitive work. 
  7. CAM/CAD: Keep in mind that Mastercam is also a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program with the ability to generate and manipulate 3D models.
  8. Customizable Drilling Cycles: Create your own Custom Drilling Cycle to suit your needs. Mastercam can match your CNC control options!
  9. Part Probing: Productivity+ is a Mastercam add-on product that can accommodate your Renishaw machine tool probe.
  10. Purchase Tiers: Mastercam can be purchased at various levels; you can buy exactly what your business needs and what makes the biggest impact.

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