12/26/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Optomec Partners with CNC Software Inc.

The company will sell and support Mastercam software for additive manufacturing.


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Optomec has entered into a global sales partnership with Mastercam-developer CNC Software Inc., whereby the company will sell and support Mastercam software products along with an additive manufacturing (AM) plug-in tuned for its LENS process.

The LENS plug-in integrates into the Mastercam software to assist in native CAD modeling and importing, multi-axis toolpath generation and visualization, and kinematic analysis for additive manufacturing. The plug-in also allows users to control the full suite of LENS 3D-printing functionality, including geometry, toolpath and processing parameters, in addition to slice planes, boundary and fill parameters. The intuitive graphical user interface enables fast learning for operators already familiar with CNC machining, while also fully supporting subtractive, additive and hybrid workflows.

“Partnering with Optomec allows Mastercam to provide our award-winning technology to a specialized area of the additive market,” says Dave Boucher, CNC Software director of product development. “The combination of subtractive machining that we have provided for over 35 years, along with newly-developed technology to drive metal additive machines, allows us to provide a solution for the hybrid manufacturing market.”

“We are pleased to be partnered with CNC Software Inc.,” says Ken Vartanian, vice president of marketing for Optomec. “The LENS plug-in provides a natural pathway for machinists to extend Mastercam functionality for additive and hybrid manufacturing applications.”