Mastercam, Harvey Tool, Helical Solutions Collaborate on Tool Libraries

CNC Software has collaborated with Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions to provide users direct access to a library of tools, available for import on Mastercam’s site.

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CNC Software has partnered with Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions to provide Mastercam users access to their tool libraries on Mastercam’s Tech Exchange site. The libraries, optimized for all supported Mastercam versions, will contain all the end mill options that can be found in Harvey Tool’s and Helical Solutions’ most recent catalogs, amounting to more than 15,000 tools for import into Mastercam.

Comprehensive tool libraries are expected to translate into increased productivity for Mastercam users, since importing vetted tool libraries directly into the software saves the machinist valuable time. Without these libraries, machinists would need to look up a tool in a manufacturer’s catalog and manually build the tool in Mastercam.

The libraries, which will include Harvey Tool’s Specialty Profile cutting tools, holemaking and threading tools, and Helical Solutions’ chamfer mills, are under construction and will be released soon, the company says.

“We look forward to working with Helical and Harvey Tool to get their whole library up and running on our Tech Exchange, as they have some specialty form tools that will be great for our customers. The relationship with Helical and Harvey will allow us to stay up-to-date with their tool libraries, giving our customers the best chance at staying competitive from design to part,” says Rich Taft, product owner, CNC Software.