Mastercam Announces New Post Processor for Sinumerik Controllers


Tolland, CT – On July 15, 2016, CNC Software, Inc., producers of Mastercam CAD/CAM software announced a 3-axis milling post processor that will unleash the highest productivity on Sinumerik-controlled machine tools.

The new post processor was developed utilizing the technical expertise of Siemens CNC engineers.

This post processor includes support for Sinumerik 840D sl and 828D CNCs from Siemens and features:

  • CYCLE 832 support for high-speed settings

  • Drill cycles (CYCLES 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 840)

  • WORKPIECE output for graphical simulation

  • Tool call as tool name or tool number

  • TOFFR option

  • Siemens 3-axis application guide

    “We’ve been collaborating with Siemens in this development for the release of Mastercam 2017, and are proud to announce the 3-axis milling post processor as the initial launch of strengthening our relationship for future posts that will benefit mutual customers,” says Pedro Sanchez, Jr., Post Department Manager of CNC Software, Inc.

    It is cooperation like this that provides Mastercam users the opportunity to truly complement their CAM investment and give their shops the best chance at a more efficient manufacturing solution, from design to part.


Chris Pollack, east coast dealer and importer regional account manager, commented, “By educating Mastercam on the key advanced functions of the Sinumerik control, Mastercam has been able to create a post-processor that provides the most value to our mutual customers.”  Pollack continued, “Siemens looks forward to continuing to help Mastercam create more advanced post-processors in the future.”


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About Mastercam
Developed by CNC Software, Inc., Mastercam is Windows®-based CAD/CAM software for 2- through 5-axis routing, milling and turning, 2- and 4-axis wire EDM, 2D and 3D design, surface and solid modeling, and Swiss machining. Privately owned and founded in 1983, CNC Software provides CAD/CAM solutions to more than 224,000 installations in 75 countries in industries including moldmaking, prototyping, automotive, medical, aerospace, consumer products, and much more. For more information, please visit

About Siemens USA      

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.  For more information about Siemens machine tool solutions, please visit