In the UK, 4D Engineering is the Mastercam reseller. CoroPlus ToolLibrary is a digital tool library that removes the need for users to browse catalogues and webpages to find the required tool data. It also allows users to import tool assemblies directly into their CAM system and provides access to tool catalogues containing perfect digital representations of the physical tools. The planning of machining operations using the exact dimensions and models of the tools enables accuracy in CAM programming, thus reducing the risk of collisions during machining. Additional benefits include the time savings created by eliminating the need to search catalogues and other sources for references. Furthermore, assurance is provided that different tool items will always fit together.

PrimeTurning software enables quick and accurate programming of PrimeTurning, a new strategy that allows machine shops to turn components in all directions with a single tool.

Says Mia Pålsson, senior manager product unit turning tools: “To ensure that machine shops maximise the benefit and huge potential of PrimeTurning, correct and smart programming is required, as well as optimised and easy tool selection. Helping to optimise manufacturing processes is a core focus at Sandvik Coromant; we are not just a cutting tool manufacturer, we help machining companies to be more efficient at the planning stage. We are therefore proud to work together with CNC Software to support our common end users.”

Meghan West, president of CNC Software, adds: “We are thrilled to partner with Sandvik Coromant to help bring these innovations to the market. It is exciting that our users will be some of the first to benefit from these industry breakthroughs. With the widest installed base of any CAM system, we’re eager to see the many ways Mastercam users will capitalise on these advancements.”