Mastercam Software

January 15, 2016

CNC Software Inc. and Sandvik Coromant recently agreed to collaborate on the integration of the Adveon Tool Library with Mastercam. The tool library reportedly will help Mastercam users further improve their machining productivity and security, while saving time during machine set-up, according to a Dec. 16 news release issued by Sandvik.

Mastercam, a widely used CAD/CAM software from CNC Software, incorporates state-of-the-art Dynamic Motion technology for milling and turning machining, which is said to provide dramatic improvements in manufacturing efficiency with reduced cycle times and increased tool life. 

By reducing the engineer’s input, the Adveon Tool Library helps to improve the consistency and quality of data. In addition, the library uses standardized methodology designed to facilitate quick, safe CAM programming that enables users to:

  • develop their own tool library/database,
  • select tools for production,
  • oversee and maintain the assortment,
  • build tool assemblies quickly and safely,
  • see immediate results in 2D and 3D models, and
  • instantly export to Mastercam Tool Manager.

Adveon works with any tooling supplier that bases its catalog on ISO 13399, which ensures the accuracy of geometrical information.

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.