According to CIMdata’s latest report, Mastercam is the No. 1 CAM software used worldwide. CIMdata also ranked Mastercam’s global support network as the largest in the field of CAM.
Mastercam topped the list in both the educational and industrial categories, with nearly twice as many installed seats as the nearest competitor, as measured by CIMdata.
“With more shops using Mastercam and more schools teaching Mastercam, students are being prepared for a fluid transition to the job market with practical skills and reduced learning curve,” said Meghan West, president and CEO of CNC Software Inc. (Tolland, CT), the developer of Mastercam. “This is a win-win situation for education and industry to contend with the skills gap and fill the glut of jobs available in manufacturing.”
West said that Mastercam’s strong presence in the educational market is an indicator of continued leadership in the field of CAM software.
“When we say that Mastercam is ‘Shaping the Future of Manufacturing,’ we are talking about more than technological advancements,” she stated. “We are talking about our commitment to an incredible array of schools, educators, and organizations, working with our global support network to make sure students of all ages are introduced to opportunities in manufacturing and taught the programming skills necessary for meaningful employment.”
However, according to West, driving productivity and innovation in industry is still an important aspect of Mastercam’s appeal.
“This accomplishment really demonstrates our complete dedication to the worldwide manufacturing community,” she said. “And while it’s an honor to be recognized as leaders in the global market, I’m excited for the opportunity to thank our users. It’s their feedback and input that helps us develop Mastercam responsively.”