US-based CNC Software, developer of Mastercam, has partnered with NOVO digital tool developer Kennametal to provide customers the ability to quickly import tool assemblies from NOVO directly into Mastercam 2018.
The integration of NOVO saves time searching for desired tools and building 3D tool assemblies that can be brought directly into Mastercam, CNC Software says.
According to the company, features such as automated filtering ensure that the holders and tools that are selected can work together for a particular job. Users can as such be assured of using the correct tooling for the material and for the type of machining operation, as well as an accurate 3D model that can be used for visualisation and collision checking, in addition to the time savings.
Director for Virtual Machining at Kennametal Mitch Benko notes: “By tapping into Kennametal’s digital product data and knowledge, Mastercam with NOVO will eliminate the misapplication to tooling solutions, provide optimal machining strategies, and increase productivity with better quality in the manufacturing environment.”