Mastercam “Innovator Of Future 2014” Competition is Headed to Space

Keep yourself Occupied this Winter Holidays.


SIMTEK Authorised Dealer for Mastercam software in India is proud to announce the Innovator of Future Competition for young Engineering Students across the World.


Mastercam and Optimax, builders of the optics behind the latest technologies in aerospace, have teamed up to challenge young engineers to design and machine a part associated with the NASA Curiosity Rover.

Competition restrictions/guidelines:
Entrants must be between the ages of 16 and 25 years old and have access to a machine shop to cut their entry part.

Prizes for this competition include:

  • $1,000 plus a FREE seat of Mastercam Mill Level 1
  • An expenses-paid trip for the winner and a guest to the Kennedy Space Center.




This year’s competition challenges students and young adults to design and machine a mirror from the Rover.There are a couple options for designing this mirror:The mirror can be machined it as-is, and be creative on the underside (add a logo, a picture, etc.).The mirror design can be modified with a goal of making it lighter, but still retain its structure and use.

The part will be judged by a team of experts at Optimax. If you know a student or young adult, encourage them to enter the 2014 IOF competition. Here’s a little video teaser that explains more:

For more information on IOF including part specifications and to download the official entry form, please visit Read more »

“He’s a designer, so he shouldn’t touch CAM, right?” Wrong—and here’s why.

CAD and CAM are so frequently lumped together that many people outside our industry have a difficult time separating the two. “CAD/CAM” has become a single catchall phrase for two very different processes; modeling and machining a part. That line becomes even more blurred with the powerful integrated CAM software available to today’s SolidWorks users.


Some companies struggle to separate the two. They may feel their designers shouldn’t touch CAM either because they won’t get anything out of it or they’ll never be able to program correctly.


That train of thought is understandable. It might be time to reconsider those two preconceptions.

“CAM doesn’t do my designer any good.”


A good SolidWorks user can create some amazing designs, and fast. What benefit could there be from letting them use CAM in any way?


Talk to any machinist and they’ll let you know that one of the most common issues in their workflow is the ability to manufacture the part efficiently due to a poor design. They may receive a part or assembly and realize that some small component of if makes the machining job either dramatically more difficult or next to impossible. In many cases machinability issues like this can be corrected with small cosmetic or internal changes to a part that won’t impact the look or function but will yield a part that is faster and easier to cut and more over SolidWorks DFM Express (Design for Manufacturability) Tool helps Designers to predict design flaws in subject to Manufacturability.

Mastercam for SolidWorks - SIMTEK India

By letting your designer use – even just “play” with – your integrated CAM software you increase the likelihood that those small changes and tweaks will be made during design. With a little familiarity and knowledge, the designer can much more easily understand the manufacturing issues thus minimizing rev changes saving time and money (and save that back-and-forth with the shop that can easily escalate time and costs).


“My designer doesn’t know how to machine.”


This is certainly often true. Many companies rightly prefer to have their designers be expert designers, and have their programmers be expert machinists. They are both different disciplines that require their own skills.

Fortunately, integrated CAM lets you make the most of your in-house machining expertise in ways that help your experts in both areas.

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HaasTec 2013

Haastec 2013

SIM Technologies Pvt Ltd (Authorized Dealer for Mastercam software) associates with Haas Automation, Inc. as vendor partner. Haas Tec 2013, the 3rd successful event in India happens between 16th October – 19th October. After a debut event in the south of the country at Chennai, and the 2012 Open House in western India at Ahmedabad, this year HaasTec heads north to Manesar near New Delhi.

Manesar is one of the fastest growing townships in India. It has already become an important manufacturing hub, especially for the automotive industry, with leading vehicle manufacturers and supply chain companies situated nearby.

Haas expert demonstrating CNC machine along with Mastercam softwareDuring these 4 days Haas USA experts will present Technical Seminars and apart, Vendors like SIMTEK (Mastercam Dealer) will present on Advanced Dynamic Mill and 5 Axis Machining Techniques with respect to Haas CNC Machines also leading cutting tool manufacturers like Sandvik, Seco will present on latest innovations in tooling. Live job cutting demonstration on Haas Machines happens on all the 4 days.


Haas expert demonstrating CNC machine along with Mastercam softwareAround 4000 attendees were expected for Haas Tec 2013, where visitors will find a wide selection of Haas machines on display for applications ranging from high-speed milling to multi-axis turning.”

Visitors to Haas Tec 2013 Manesar will see many of the company’s latest generation CNC machine tools, such as various configurations of Y-axis CNC lathes that include the DS30Y dual-spindle and ST-20Y single-spindle models. Also on display will be the EC400 horizontal machining centre and the best selling DT1 drill/tap machine, as well as VF-2 and VF-4SS super speed vertical machining centres.

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SIMTEK’s Mastercam Team looking forward to meet at Haas Tec 2013. Please do visit us at the Exhibition Hall, Stall No.5 for live Mastercam Demonstration and don’t forget to register for Mastercam Trail Version.

Mastercam Introduced Mill-Turn Module

To stay ahead in this competitive world, Industries has to differentiate themselves from others. Adapting to latest technologies will keep companies growing. As a result of technological advancement machine tool builders have combined the milling and turning into one solution called Mill Turn machine. But, to handle these kind of machines high amount of expertise is required.

CNC Software Inc, has developed a brand new machine environment in Mastercam that is designed specifically to address the capabilities and complexities of today’s, and tomorrows, Mill-Turn machine tools.

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Advantage of Mastercam Mill-Turn

  •  Most accurate and dependable NC code output.
  • Powerful Graphical Integrated Synchronization.
  • Machine Simulation is a click away with accurate visual feedback.
  • Machine-specific  Job Setup
  • Automate Tool Plane creation
  • Code Expert sync, post and post editing workspace



July 4 – 7, 2013, CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam CAD/CAM Software, traveled to New Delhi, India to support esteemed Indian Mastercam Reseller SIM Technologies Pvt. Ltd. at the IMTOS 2013 tradeshow. India is rapidly emerging to the forefront of the global manufacturing market, and the IMTOS show served to reinforce that fact. With more than 100,000 visitors, the show was a great success, and there are many prospects and existing customers to follow up as a result of exhibiting.

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On display was recently Mastercam X7, which with its recent release has introduced many significant new capabilities, such as:

New Mastercam Mill-Turn

Mastercam’s Mill-Turn product makes machining on today’s high-powered turning centers and full-function machining centers simpler and easier than ever before. Mastercam Mill-Turn streamlines the programming process with intelligent job setups that are keyed to the exact machine in your shop. Intelligent work plane selection makes it easy to select the proper spindle and turret, and program your part with Mastercam’s proven milling and lathe toolpaths.


Renishaw Probing

Mastercam X7 integrates Renishaw’s Productivity+ for in-process gauging. This uses a measuring probe on a machine tool to determine fixture offsets, orientation, and critical dimensions. Probing eliminates the need for tool presetters, expensive fixtures, and manual settings with dial indicators. It allows for machine offsets to be automatically adjusted, even during the machining process, to further enhance the manufacturing process.


New Lathe Dynamic Rough Toolpath

The Lathe Dynamic Rough toolpath is designed for hard materials cut with button inserts. The dynamic motion allows the toolpath to cut gradually, remain engaged in the material more effectively, and use more of the surface on your insert, extending tool life and increasing the cutting speed.


Also available in Mastercam X7:

  • The new Tool Manager, providing a whole new way to create and organize your tooling.
  • Improved Backplot and Verify utilities that offer a more efficient workflow, better analysis tools, and more comprehensive toolpath support.
  • Dynamic and OptiRough toolpaths with more efficient tool motion, including enhanced cut orders and faster calculation times.
  • Multi-threading support extended to most 2D high speed toolpaths, resulting in faster toolpath processing.

Oscillate motion for Curve and Swarf 5-axis toolpaths, improving your tool life by not always machining with the same area of the tool.

We would like to thank everyone that took the time to visit the Mastercam booth at IMTOS.

Download Mastercam X7 Brochure