Why Choose Mastercam?

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8 Good Reasons to buy Mastercam From ShopWare


Number one in Installed Seats Worldwide for the 22nd Year in a Row

Mastercam is the industry leading PC based CAD/CAM product. Mastercam leads their nearest PC competitor by a margin of over 2 to 1. Your software investment is protected by a company with over 25 years of software development behind them.

You can be assured that Mastercam will be there to enhance, improve, and support their software systems for years to come.  While thousands of shops test and evaluate dozens of CAM programs each year, there is a reason they keep choosing the number one name in CAD/CAM technology – Mastercam. PDF of Data.


Number One In the Educational Market

MasterCam has the majority of the educational market as well. This insures that there will always be a place to get local training and there will always be a pool of experienced operators available. Some of the local training options include:

•      Elgin Community College (ECC)
•      Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC)
•      Madison Area Technical College (MATC)
•      Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
•      McHenry Community College (MCC)
•      College of Lake County (CLC)
•      Oakton Community College (OCC)
•      College of Dupage (OCC)
•      Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC)
•      TMA (Tooling and Manufacturing Association)
•      Northern Wisconsin Technical (NWTC)


Number One In Features

Mastercam offers more breadth of features and value for your software investment dollar. From our 53,000 sq. foot facility in Tolland, CT our 100% US based software engineers continue to enhance, improve, and update our family of products. From basic programming, lathe, router, art and wire to advanced multi-axis & multi-tasking programming.  Mastercam has your shop covered for any direction you want to grow.


Number One Support in the Industry

ShopWare provides the best support in the industry.  We have a fully staffed support team to better serve your needs and increase your utilization of the software. This is something most of our competitors can’t say. Support is crucial when investing in a CAM system.

•  Dedicated Post Writer
•  5 local Applications Engineers
•  Full Time Mastercam Certified Trainer
•  Customer Service Staff


Number One In Ease of Use

Mastercam offers ease of use with a standard Windows Office-like interface, intuitive toolbars, icons, hot-keys, and simple to use menus. As you become experienced you can customize the system, increasing your productivity. Mastercam also provides Feature Based Machining (FBM) to further reducing your programming time by creating programs in just a few clicks. Mastercam is also one of the best documented Cam products in the world. With top-rated help files, you are always only a few clicks away from finding what you need to learn to get the job done.


Number One in High-Speed Toolpaths (HST)

Mastercam Mill 3D & 2D both include a full suite of Dynamic Motion™ tool path strategies for fast efficient machining.  These aren’t 3rd party integrated toolpaths like many of our competitors. They are fully developed in-house at Mastercam and tested in their on-site machining lab. Benefits of these tool paths include: smoother finishes, higher federates, smoother entry and exits, and better tool life.

These features translate into better part quality, higher productivity, and increasing your profits.


Number One Choice for Machine Tool Builders

Mastercam is used and endorsed by more machine tool builders and distributors than any other product in the industry. They know quality when they see it.

Haas, Mazak,  Mori Seiki, KGK,Yasda, Toyoda, Ameri-Seiki, Doosan Infracore, Okuma, Fadal, Niigata, Hwacheon, Thermwood, Makino, Kitamura, DMG, Centroid, Milltronics, Hardinge, Onsrud, Mitsubishi, Amada-Wasino, Multicam, Progressive Machinery, Hermle, Matsuura, ZPS Usa, Edgetek Machine, Hardinge, Kubotek, OMAX Corp., Star CNC, Centroid Corp., Hurco, Daewoo, Monarch, Akira-Seiki, USA Inc., Enshu, Mikron Corp, Minitech, Agie USA, Charmilles, Techno, Datron, ONA EDM, Morris Midwest, Fuji, Sodick,  Staubli, ZPS-CNC, Hitachi EDM, Hoz-Her U.S., Komo Machine…and more!

Our post library is extensive and tested by our large customer base. Remember the most important part of a CAM system is getting EDIT FREE code to your machine and we have the people and partners to make that happen.


Number One in 3rd-Party Productivity Tools

Due to Mastercam’s unmatched market share we have the largest library and community of 3rd party solutions to meet your most demanding manufacturing applications and training needs.  Products include Cimco DNC Integration, ProShop ERP, Moldplus, ProDrill, Robotmaster, Cam Instructor, Streaming Teacher, Tips for Manufacturing, VT-Pros Video Training and many more.

The real question is why WOULDN’T you choose Mastercam?

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