The LENS plug-in, which is seamlessly integrated into Mastercam, leverages Mastercam’s extensive capabilities including native CAD modeling and importing, multiaxis toolpath generation and visualization, and kinematic analysis providing a robust platform for additive manufacturing functionality. The plug-in also allows users to control the full suite of LENS 3D printing functionality including geometry, toolpath, and processing parameters, slice planes, boundary, and fill parameters enabling multiaxis toolpath generation for additive applications such as rapid prototyping, precision repair, and graded coatings. The intuitive graphical user interface enables fast learning for operators already familiar with CNC machining, while also fully supporting subtractive, additive, and hybrid workflows.
“Partnering with Optomec allows Mastercam to provide our award-winning technology to a specialized area of the additive market,” says Dave Boucher, Director of Product Development, CNC Software, Inc. “The combination of subtractive machining that we have provided for over 35 years, along with newly developed technology to drive metal additive machines, allows Mastercam and Optomec to provide a solution for the hybrid manufacturing market. We are excited to work with Optomec and their LENS technology to provide users with a truly versatile machining solution.”
“Optomec is pleased to be partnered with CNC Software, Inc., the developers of the world’s most widely-used CAM software for the past 23 years” said Ken Vartanian, VP Marketing for Optomec. “The LENS plug-in provides a natural pathway for machinist to extend Mastercam functionality for additive and hybrid manufacturing applications.”