Why MASTERCAM?



  1. #1 in installed seats worldwide – More shops use Mastercam than any other CAM package -- period. We lead our closest competitor by a margin of 2-1.
  2. #1 in the education market – More trade schools and colleges use Mastercam than any other CAM package available. Powerful, easy to learn and use. Students graduate knowing their training is a valuable resource for any employer.
  3. Serious productivity gains -- Mastercam's Dynamic Motion has been proven to cut machining time by up to 75% and significantly reduce tool and CNC machine wear.
  4. Award winning support – Mastercam has proven, experienced global dealer network, and Prototek was rated #1 worldwide in 2015 for customer service, Prototek Engineering offers premier and complete training and support.
  5. American made and family owned – In industry known for mergers and acquisition, products routinely come and go. Mastercam was launched in 1983 and has been based in New England under the same family ownership ever since. Their success has been built on a foundation of stability, long term staff and an experienced global dealer network.
  6. Training resources – Mastercam users have a wide selection of training options. Dozens of books and tutorials have been written and updated for every new software release. Several DVD on online resources are available including Mastercam University. General classroom or one-on-one onsite training is available from Mastercam resellers and colleges worldwide.
  7. Mastercam instructor and student certification program – Mastercam’s certification program is a key factor in both the educational and industrial markets. Originally designed as a benchmark for schools, many programmers see certification as a way to validate their current skills. Students graduate knowing their training is a valuable resource, and employers can rely on a constant stream graduates who are ready to work and contribute.
  8. More tools in the toolbox – Rely on the highest quality, most robust toolpath generation system available. Control all aspects of tool motion for maximum efficiency. Nobody has more features and tools for programming CNC machinery than Mastercam.
  9. Effective add-on software options – Productivity tools developed by 3rd party vendors run seamlessly inside Mastercam. From inspection and reverse engineering to robotics, Renishaw probe integration, tool/die and mold making, specialty software developers choose Mastercam first.
  10. Machine tool builders choose what works – Mastercam is used and endorsed by more machine tool builders and distributors than any other product in the industry.
  11. Consistent success – Mastercam has enjoyed steady growth since their 1983 launch and now has an established, loyal client base that is 2X their nearest competitor. This market superiority generates more revenue for annual product development, which means that Mastercam users worldwide can consistently rely on the best possible CAM software and resources.
  12. Key provider to the U.S. Navy – Mastercam is an approved CAM supplier to the U.S. Navy, which has adopted the training and certification process developed by the educational division of CNC Software. They use this curriculum to teach and certify machinists in Mastercam and CNC programming. Military approved.
  13. Mastercam online forum - Learn from your peers! This is where experienced licensed Mastercam users voice their opinions, collaborate, get new ideas, and ask-and-answer questions. This global community can typically get you the right answers, day or night. Go to: http://www.emastercam.com/board/