Our Capabilities


Machinist Cooperative has always stayed on the cutting edge of technology. We continue to be proactive in implementing the necessary tools to stay ahead of our competition.

With CAD/CAM software we are able to create a fully dimensioned 2D drawing from a solid model resulting in shorter lead times. The strength in solids and feature recognition through CAD/CAM is incredibly fast. Design changes, whether at our end or yours, are easily accommodated.

Solidworks and FeatureCAM dramatically reduce our turnaround time and overall cost of manufacturing a component. FeatureCAM gives us the ability to program from a variety of different software applications; this streamlines the relationship between our customers and us. Below is a list of programs that Machinist Group is compatible with:

DWG STEP PAR (Solid Edge®)
IPT (Autodesk Inventor®) VRML IDF
Unigraphics® DXF Parasolid®
CADKEY® IAM (Autodesk Inventor®) VDA-FS
IGES Mechanical Desktop® STL

The key benefits of FeatureCAM are speed of NC programming, the ability to directly load the solid model, and extract feature information from it. From conception to finished part, manufacturing time reduced tremendously.

CAD Capability

  • 3D CAD Import – IGES, STEP, DXF
  • Solid Model part and fixture representation
  • Bi-directional transfer of data
  • IGES export of measured data
  • DMIS 5.0 import and export
  • CAD model mirroring
  • Multiple CAD model import
  • CAD Geometry recognition
  • CAD Model layering and coloring
  • Solid or wire model representation
  • World coordinate translation