ETG signs deal with Mastercam

April 13, 2017 - 01:30pm

CNC Software Inc., Tolland, Conn., in March announced a partnership with a leading independent machine tools and allied equipment supplier to help strengthen the supplier's commitment to offering a "total customer solution." Engineering Technology Group (ETG), which employs 100 people at its headquarters in the West Midlands, signed a deal with CNC Software to sell Mastercam and Cimco software across the United Kingdom, providing manufacturers with access to the latest CAM and CNC technology.

It is a relationship that has already proved successful in Ireland, and the Wellesbourne-based company believes it has the potential to generate more than £2m of sales in its first year. 

The firm has appointed Darren Clarke as Product Manager to support plan. 

“Our strategy is all about delivering total solutions to our customers and this latest agreement takes that approach to an even higher level,” said Martin Doyle, Managing Director of ETG.

“Cimco and Mastercam are two of the world’s leading CNC and CAM software providers, and their state-of-the-art packages can be easily integrated into the machine tools that we supply to clients involved in the automotive, aerospace, nuclear, oil and gas, and rail sectors.”

Doyle continued: “They both offer an extensive range of milling and turning packages that are very popular. Mastercam, for example, is the most widely-used CAM system in the world with nearly 250,000 installations. This deal represents a massive opportunity for us, and we have recognized this by appointing a dedicated specialist to manage the roll-out. Darren, who has vast experience in machine tools, is undergoing extensive product training and will be working hard to build the brands and overall awareness throughout 2017.”

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    computer-aided manufacturing ( CAM)

    Use of computers to control machining and manufacturing processes.

  • gang cutting ( milling)

    gang cutting ( milling)

    Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.

  • milling


    Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.

  • turning


    Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.


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