Shopware & Mastercam News

Join us at our Mastercam 2018 Rollout event!

Mastercam 2018 brings a new suite of programming tools focused on delivering speed, automation, and efficiency for all machining jobs. 2018 offers new 2D/3D Milling features, Design improvements, powerful turning and Mill-Turn enhancements, and so much more.

If you or your team wants to learn how you can transition seamlessly from the new Mastercam 2018 register today. Limited to the first 100 registrants. Lunch will be provided and Mastercam 2018 hardcopies and other swag will be distributed.

Here’s a brief rundown of what we’ll cover.

  • New 2D/3D milling features
  • New CAD Tools for the Shop Floor
  • Powerful Turning and Mill-Turn Enhancements
  • Machine Cloud and CoroPlus
  • Streamlined workflow

Tentative Itinerary:

  • 9:00-9:30am- Registration, Coffee, Networking with Mastercam Peers
  • 9:30-10:15am Mastercam 2018 Introduction & Design Enhancements
  • 10:15-11:00am Mastercam 2018 Mill Enhancements
  • 11:00-11:30am Mastercam Lathe/ Mill-Turn
  • 11:30-12:00pm Mastercam other Applications Enhancements (Tooling Libraries, Multi-Axis, Etc.)
  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch – ProShop ERP/QMS Presentation
  • 1:00-2:00pm Cutting Demonstrations (TBD, depending on location)
Mazak Schaumburg, IL Thursday Aug 3rd » (COMPLETED)
Productivity Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA Thursday Sept 7th »
DMG/MORI Milwaukee, WI Thursday Sept 14th »

You know us as the local distributor of Mastercam.  That won’t change, but we’ve decided to add another world-class product that we will begin selling, training, and supporting. We’ve hired additional, separate staff for this product so your best-in-class Mastercam support will continue.

ProShop is the best shop management software we’ve come across and it is a perfect complement to Mastercam and the customer base we have.

It’s is more than ERP software. It is more than MES and QMS software. It’s an innovative new way to manage every aspect of your front office and shop floor so you can make the right decisions to maximize performance & profits.

Developed over the course of nearly 20 years on the shop floor of a CNC machine shop, ProShop was built by a manufacturer for manufacturers.

  • 100% paperless
  • Web-based

ProShop completely integrates a robust and proven ISO-9001 and AS9100 certified Quality Management System.

In our research leading up to the decision to represent ProShop we heard the horror stories of implementing this type of software – that won’t be the case with ProShop – they have a track record of 30-day implementation.

Check out all the modules included to manage each aspect of your business.

See reviews on the software comparison site Capterra.

Please ask us for a Demo today to see the fundamental improvements ProShop can bring your business.

We only represent the best manufacturing solutions and you can expect the same level of integration and support from our team with this product.


Bill Angsten


Email us to Schedule a demo

Mastercam 2018 Exclusive CAM Support of Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ Method

Sandvik Coromant PrimeTurning™ and CoroPlus® ToolLibrary are part of the CoroPlus suite of connected solutions provided by Sandvik Coromant to facilitate digital machining and the transition to Industry 4.0. For more information about Mastercam’s integration with CoroPlus® ToolLibrary, please click here.

Toolpath strategies for the biggest innovation in turning…since turning

A new set of free Mastercam turning strategies, will support Sandvik Coromant CoroTurn® Prime inserts and their new turning concept, the PrimeTurning™ method. This ground-breaking concept allows you to turn in all directions resulting in high productivity gains while increasing tool life.

The new Mastercam 2018 automated turning strategies simplify CAM programming and saves significant time. The innovative CoroTurn® Prime inserts, combined with Mastercam’s automated toolpath generation, help programmers increase productivity 50-80%, achieve high material removal rates, while doubling the tool life over conventional inserts currently in use.

The new Mastercam strategies support both CoroTurn® Prime A-type inserts, designed for roughing, finishing, and profiling, and B-type inserts for heavy roughing applications. These toolpaths allow programmers to achieve high productivity gains in ISO P steels, ISO M stainless steels, and ISO S heat-resistant super alloy (HRSA) materials.

Programmers gain full control of toolpath and cutting directions, lead in and lead out, plus automated management of speeds and feeds based on tested PrimeTurning specifications. These new features will be an add-on for all new and maintained seats of Lathe Level 1 and Mill-Turn products for Mastercam 2018. The add-on will also include a full tool library dedicated to Sandvik Coromant CoroTurn® Prime inserts and compatible holders.

For more information on Mastercam’s support for the PrimeTurning method and the CoroTurn® Prime inserts and how you can start using this in Mastercam today, please contact us.

Mastercam 2017 is out now and here are our longer more focused webinars on the new release. These will be similar in content to those who attended our Rollouts in IL and IA. (Don’t worry, WI rollouts are coming after IMTS after we coordinate with a handful of locations!)

The 2 webinars will be approx. 90 minutes in length with time for questions after. These will be in-depth covering what’s new with 2017 and enhancements in detail. Recordings of both webinars will be on our Youtube Channel shortly after.

Webinar 1: Interface, Design/Solids, Simulator


Wednesday September 7th


10am-12pm (Q&A will start around 11:30am)

Click here to sign up for webinar 1

Webinar 2: Toolpath Enhancements


Thursday September 8th


10am-12pm (Q&A will start around 11:30am)

Click here to sign up for webinar 2

Space is limited, Sign up today!

Please see registration links below. We have greatly expanded our Rollouts for the 2017 release. With the interface improvements and great new enhancements.
Attending is free and all will have hard copy 2017 materials, other giveaways and provided lunch. See below for tentative itinerary. More WI dates will be announced soon!


Iowa Events have been completed. See below for upcoming IL and WI dates. More to be added soon in Appleton area WI, Madison are WI and more!

DMG/MORI MKE, WI (tent.) Sept Date TBD »

Tentative Itinerary at all locations:

9:00-10am- Registration, Coffee, Networking with Mastercam Peers
10:00-10:30am Mastercam 2017 Introduction & Interface Overview
10:30-11:00am Mastercam 2017 Design Enhancements
11:00-11:30am Mastercam Mill Enhancements
11:30-12:00pm Mastercam other Applications Enhancements (Lathe, Mill/Turn, Multi-Axis, Etc.)
12:00-1:00pm Lunch – Mastercam 2017 Tips & Tricks Technical Session
1:00-2:00pm Cutting Demonstrations (depending on location)

Join us at our Mastercam 2017 Rollout event!

The next generation of Mastercam is here, and with it comes a new suite of programming tools focused on delivering speed, automation, and efficiency for all machining jobs. You’ll enjoy a more streamlined workflow, improved usability, enhancements to our Dynamic Motion technology, and much more.
Come get a look at the new streamlined Interface, enhancements and learn tips, tricks, and other productivity solutions that can make your business more successful. Q&A sessions with our expert Application Engineers and we’ll also provide lunch. Who doesn’t love a free meal.
If you or your team wants to learn how you can transition seamlessly from your current software to the new 2017 interface, register today. 

Not planning on attending rollouts? Get on our priority list for hardcopy 2017 deliverables below

Sign up to get your Mastercam 2017 Maintenance package first »