SolutionWare Corp. (www.mazacam.com) has released an advanced off-line programming system for Mazak CNCs. MazaCAM CAD/CAM 4.4 outputs G-code for standard CNCs and Mazatrol with Matrix or Fusion Pro controls for Mazak machines. The software gives users the ability to convert between Mazak Mazatrol machines and to take in a CAD file directly and program from the existing geometry. It also gives experienced G-code programmers the option of programming the Mazak machines as if they were using a G-code machine.

SolutionWare says their software is the most advanced off-line Mazatrol programming system for Mazak CNC machine tools. It is a CAD/CAM and a Mazatrol editor that can program the newly released Mazaks with Matrix controls, the recent generation Fusion MT-Pro/M-Pro, and the earlier Fusion, T-Plus, M-Plus, T32, M32, T3, T2, M2 or T1 controls.

"SolutionWare offers the only product on the market that outputs G-code for standard CNCs, and Mazatrol with Matrix or Fusion Pro controls," says Jon Perry, POSITION at SolutionWare. "It allows you to move programming onto an inexpensive workstation so the Mazak can be harnessed exclusively for cutting chips. Those with older Mazak CNCs can save a fortune by using Maza-CAM to convert vital programs into Matrix and Fusion Pro."