Mastercam integrates CoroPlus ToolLibrary

CNC Software Inc, developer of Mastercam, has announced the integration of Sandvik Coromant’s CoroPlus ToolLibrary into the new release of Mastercam 2018. The move allows users to save significant time searching for desired tools and building 3D tool assemblies that can be brought directly into Mastercam via the ISO 13399 data format.

Mastercam developers worked closely with Sandvik Coromant product management to let users import 3D tool assemblies directly into toolpath operations. Customers benefit from having the correct tooling for the material and type of machining operation, plus an accurate 3D model that can be used for visualisation and collision checking.
“In the past, customers had to search through thousands of catalogue pages and cross-reference multiple sources to create the tool assemblies needed to machine their parts,” says Dave Boucher, director of product at CNC Software. “Now, they can save significant time and effort by quickly searching and building 3D, virtual tool assemblies using the CoroPlus ToolLibrary interface, and import them directly into Mastercam when they program their parts.”
Pernilla Lindberg, product manager – process planning at Sandvik Coromant, adds: “The tool library solution allows you to put the different tool items together – for example a milling cutter, the inserts and the holder – and then have an accurate representation of the actual tool.”
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