LAS VEGAS – Next month’s AWFS Fair will feature the latest in the line of powerful Mastercam machining software: the X7 Router. See the latest release -- which introduces significant new capabilities including stock model improvements and multi-core support -- in booth # 4601.
Mastercam Router is CAD/CAM designed specifically for woodworking, furniture, plastics and other industries that commonly use the special benefits that a router can provide. It delivers easy design and programming, efficient nesting and fast engraving, the manufacturer says.
Mastercam Router offers CAD/CAM tools ranging from basic flat-panel cutting, to complex and artistic 3D machining. Functions include contouring, pocketing, drilling, 3D surface cutting and 5-axis machining. It includes basic nesting for maximizing material usage. A more sophisticated nesting option (Advanced Nesting) also is available with functions such as automatic interlocking nesting, filler part nesting to reduce waste, and the ability to save sheet scrap for future use. With advanced nesting, users can mark a series of parts as a group to ensure the entire set is always nested to have the exact parts needed.
Mastercam’s optional engraving produces the effect of classic hand-carved art using a CNC machine, with sharp inside corners to give the finished piece a crisp edge. Mastercam’s Engraving Add-On includes a wide variety of choices including standard chiseling, embossed images, combined chiseled/embossed images and many more.
Mastercam Router includes many additional features including variable thickness tab creation, a door geometry creator that helps the user through various standard door designs, and a suite of data translators that accept CAD models from virtually any CAD package.
About AWFS Fair
The full-scale international AWFS®Fair, scheduled for Wednesday - Saturday, July 24 - 27, 2013 in Las Vegas, has become a critical hub for international commerce in the woodworking industry. The AWFS®Fair brings together the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, lumber, construction materials and other suppliers to the furniture, cabinet manufacturers and custom woodworkers.