USA - Mastercam developer, CNC Software, has announced the integration of Sandvik Coromant's Coro-Plus tool library in its new release of Mastercam 2018.
The integration will provide Mastercam customers to save time searching for desired tools and building 3D tool assemblies that can be brought directly into Mastercam via the ISO 13399 data format, the company says.
Both companies worked closely to let users import 3D tool assemblies directly into Mastercam’s toolpath operations. Users of Mastercam benefit from having the correct tooling for the material and for the type of machining operation, plus an accurate 3D model that can be used for visualisation and collision checking in addition to the time savings.
“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, product director, CNC Software.
”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," states Pernilla Lindberg, product manager, Sandvik Coromant. ”To partner with, and have the support of a leading CAM software provider such as CNC Software and Mastercam, we are excited to expand the digital machining environment and foster the standardization of cutting tool data.”