CNC, Sandvik Coromant Partner for CAM

Mastercam_logoTOLLAND, CT, Apr 6, 2017 – CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam,has partnered with Sandvik Coromant to bring the industry’s first automated CAM support to Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning methodology. A new set of Mastercam turning strategies, scheduled for the upcoming Mastercam 2018 release in June, supports Sandvik Coromant CoroTurn Prime inserts and the PrimeTurning technology. These automated strategies simplify CAM programming for these innovative inserts capable of increasing productivity 50-80%, achieving high material removal rates, and doubling tool life over conventional inserts currently in use.

Mastercam PrimeTurning (hi res)Developers of Mastercam worked closely with the Sandvik Coromant product line management and technical specialists to implement their patent-pending PrimeTurning methodology for performing turning operations in all directions within Mastercam’s standard product. These specialized toolpath strategies take full advantage of CoroTurn Prime insert design to achieve high material removal rates and improved tool life. Mastercam 2018 supports both CoroTurn Prime A-type inserts designed for roughing, finishing, and profiling, and B-type inserts for heavy roughing applications. These automated toolpaths allow programmers toachieve high productivity gains in ISO P steels, ISO M stainless steels, and ISO S heat-resistant super alloy (HRSA) materials.

“The Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning method and new CoroTurn Prime inserts represent a game-changing development for turning, and we’re thrilled to partner with Sandvik Coromant to help bring this innovation to the market,” says Meghan West, president of CNC Software. “We are excited that our users will be some of the first to benefit from this industry breakthrough. With the widest installed base of any CAM system, we’re eager to see the many ways Mastercam users will capitalize on this ground-breaking advancement.”

PrimeTurning Mastercam (hi res)”It is not very often that real innovative solutions are introduced to the Metalcutting industry. However, the PrimeTurning method is without doubt one of these things. After intense research and development and numerous testing, we can now proudly state that this is the biggest innovation in Turning ….since turning,” states Mia Pålsson, senior manager Product Unit Turning Tools. ”To really benefit from the huge potential, this method requires correct and smart programming. We are therefore proud to work together with CNC Software to support our common end users.”

Scheduled for release June 2017, toolpath strategy support for Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning method will be included within the Mastercam 2018 release, free of charge, to all new seats and Maintenance customers of Mastercam Lathe Level 1and Mill-Turn products.

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About Mastercam

Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis routing and milling, turning, 2- and 4-axis wire EDM, and 2D and 3D design, surface and solid modeling. Privately owned and founded in 1983, CNC Software provides CAD/CAM solutionsworldwide with installations in over 75 countries. Mastercam, with over225,000 seats worldwide, serves the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, die/mold, production machining, and consumer products industries.

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About CNC Software, Inc.

CNC Software, Inc. is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art software tools for CAD/CAM manufacturing markets. Their goal is to provide superior software products based on our users’ needs to solve simple to complex design and machining problems.

About Sandvik Coromant

Part of global industrial engineering group Sandvik, Sandvik Coromant is at the forefront of manufacturing tools, machining solutions and knowledge that drive industry standards and innovations demanded by the metalworking industry now and into the next industrial era. Educational support, extensive R&D investment and strong customer partnerships ensure the development of machining technologies that change, lead and drive the future of manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant owns over 3,100 patents worldwide, employs over 8,500 staff, and is represented in 150 countries.

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