Presentations

These longform lessons will broaden your understanding of programming concepts and show you how to stretch the limits of Mastercam’s features.

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38 Presentations

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Mastercam Configuration Deep Dive
Mastercam Configuration Deep Dive

Let us show you some nice tricks for configuring and customizing Mastercam and then backing up the configuration to restore in the future, update other...

42m
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Convert legacy toolpaths to modern HST
Convert legacy toolpaths to modern HST

We will explore some of the older toolpaths that Mastercam has more modern high efficiency and high performance replacements for. Come learn how to cut...

46m
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Mastercam Lathe for Swiss
Mastercam Lathe for Swiss

Learn about the low cost Mastercam Swiss solution for gang style Swiss machines. We will show you how to leverage your exiting Mastercam mill and...

44m
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Making EDM electrodes using Mastercam 2021
Making EDM electrodes using Mastercam 2021

See some specific workflows for dealing with machining EDM electrodes. We will show specific CAD features, high speed toolpaths and some ideas for cutting tool...

46m
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2021 NFS Part 8 - Mill-Turn
2021 NFS Part 8 - Mill-Turn

This is part 8 of our 2021 New Feature Series. In this presentation, we talk about improvements in Mastercam Mill-Turn, including improved workholding support, Toolpath...

34m
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2021 NFS Part 7 - Multi Axis
2021 NFS Part 7 - Multi Axis

This is part 7 of our 2021 New Feature Series. In this presentation, we talk about improvements in Mastercam Mill Multi Axis, including 3+2 Automatic...

31m
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2021 NFS Part 6 - Lathe
2021 NFS Part 6 - Lathe

This is part 6 of our 2021 New Feature Series. In this presentation, we talk about improvements in Mastercam Lathe, including Custom Thread Forms, improved...

36m
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2021 NFS Part 5 - Mill 3D
2021 NFS Part 5 - Mill 3D

This is part 5 of our 2021 New Feature Series. In this presentation, we talk about improvements in Mastercam Mill 3D, including various enhancements to...

28m
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Drafting - Examples and best practices
Drafting - Examples and best practices

How to use Mastercam's drafting functionality, associativity, and working with imported drafting entities.

35m
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2021 NFS Part 4 - Mill part 2
2021 NFS Part 4 - Mill part 2

This is part 4 of our 2021 New Feature Series. In this presentation, we talk about improvements in Mastercam Mill, including Dynamic Mill corner pre-treatment,...

33m
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2021 NFS Part 3 - Mill part 1
2021 NFS Part 3 - Mill part 1

This is part 3 of our 2021 New Feature Series. In this presentation, we talk about improvements in Mastercam Mill, including Check Tool Reach, the...

36m
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2021 NFS Part 2 - Design
2021 NFS Part 2 - Design

This is part 2 of our 2021 New Feature Series. In this presentation, we talk about improvements in Mastercam Design, including no history solid modeling,...

44m
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2021 NFS Part 1 - General
2021 NFS Part 1 - General

This is part 1 of our 20201 New Feature Series. In this presentation, we talk about general improvements in Mastercam that are not product specific....

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Stock up on Stock Models
Stock up on Stock Models

How to utilize Stock Models to optimize your tool motion, help you check for collisions, and assist in defining your cutting strategies.

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Intro to Automation
Intro to Automation

So what can be automated in Mastercam? We will explore Prodrill, FBM, viewsheets, probing, and deburring. In addition, we will provide a sneak peek into...

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The Evolution of Mastercam Lathe
The Evolution of Mastercam Lathe

What are the differences between MP type post processors and .machine environments in Mastercam Lathe? We will present a side by side comparison setting up...

41m
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Pushing the 3D limits of Mill
Pushing the 3D limits of Mill

Did you know your Mill license has some 3D capabilities? We will explore exactly what can be accomplished for 3D surfacing with only the Mill...

37m
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Cutting tool and holder management
Cutting tool and holder management

We will take a look at ISO 13399 standards for mill tools specifically, as well as how to manage the tool's geometry and cutting conditions.

41m
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Mill-Turn Programming Walkthrough
Mill-Turn Programming Walkthrough

A close look at what it takes to program a dual spindle Mill-Turn. We show the process on how to program a part from the...

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Re-Program or Re-Run?
Re-Program or Re-Run?

We take a look at some old programs and see if it's worth re-programming. When is the right time to re-program a part, and when...

30m
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Smooth Moves: Arc Filter Tolerance
Smooth Moves: Arc Filter Tolerance

In this presentation, we take a deep dive on the Arc Filter Tolerance settings in Mastercam milling products. We go over how Arc Filter Tolerance...

41m
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Raster to Vector
Raster to Vector

The Raster to Vector function in Mastercam is your built in solution for creating wireframe geometry from a bitmap image. In this presentation, we give...

32m
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Cutting Tools - Price vs. Cost
Cutting Tools - Price vs. Cost

In this presentation, we give you a look at how we compare tooling in the modern machine shop. Often we find ourselves choosing the tools...

23m
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Surfacing; speed vs precision
Surfacing; speed vs precision

In this presentation, we talk about surfacing, and the balance between speed and precision. We talk about the tradeoffs between cycle time and quality, toolpaths...

37m
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Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Carving
Thanksgiving Special: Turkey Carving

In this Presentation, follow along as we mill a turkey on a Rotary 4th axis VMC. We cover some options for sorting methods in the...

34m
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Accelerated Finishing in 2020
Accelerated Finishing in 2020

Tim goes over the Accelerated Finishing tools in 2020. Using these large radii tools can make a significant impact on your cycle times and finish...

35m
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Probing with Productivity +
Probing with Productivity +

Productivity + is the Renishaw probing solution for Mastercam. Learn the basics of Productivity + probing in this presentation, as Tim walks you through some...

51m
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Wire EDM
Wire EDM

In this Presentation: Tim goes over some aspects of Wire EDM in Mastercam. Among these aspects are Post Proecssor types, setting work zero locations, Thread...

36m
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Nesting for Router
Nesting for Router

In this presentation: Nesting for Router. Tim goes over using the Nesting feature in Mastercam, some of the options that are available for better production,...

48m
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3D Lathe Tools
3D Lathe Tools

In this Presentation, take some time to learn about Lathe 3D Tools. Tim explains what 3D tools are, how to use them, and the benefits...

40m
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2020 New Feature Series - Mill-Turn
2020 New Feature Series - Mill-Turn

Covered in this presentation: New Machine Configuration page, new Chuck Jaw definition feature, improved processing/Simulation, Tool Locators and 3D Tools, the ability to modify anything...

42m
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2020 New Feature Series - Multi Axis
2020 New Feature Series - Multi Axis

Covered in this presentation: Deburring enhancements, Swarf Milling enhancements, improved processing, Multi Axis Toolpaths for 3 axis, 5 axis with Barrel tools, and a showcase...

49m
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2020 New Feature Series - Lathe
2020 New Feature Series - Lathe

Covered in this presentation: System enhancements that compliment Lathe, 3D Lathe Tool enhancements, Insert and Holder Designer, filters for Inserts and Holders, improved Chuck Jaw...

42m
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2020 New Feature Series - Mill 3D
2020 New Feature Series - Mill 3D

Covered in this presentation: Scallop and Equal Scallop enhancements, Drag and Drop Geometry enhancements, 3D Blend Toolpath, Automatic Silhouette Boundaries, Steep Shallow enhancements.

28m
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2020 New Feature Series - Mill Part 2
2020 New Feature Series - Mill Part 2

Covered in this presentation: Accelerated Finishing for Mill/Router, 2D Dynamic with multiple Air Regions, Multi-Threading CPU Priority, Solid model repair, Nesting improvements, Code Expert improvements,...

57m
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2020 New Feature Series - Mill Part 1
2020 New Feature Series - Mill Part 1

This is part of a weekly series that will cover all of the 2020 enhancements and new features.

48m
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2020 New Feature Series - Design Part 2
2020 New Feature Series - Design Part 2

Covered in this presentation: CAD Translator Updates, Selection Enhancements, Chaining Bosses and Cavities, Merge, Pattern Enhancements, Color options and controls, Model Prep Enhancements, Solids Enhancements,...

37m
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2020 New Feature Series - Design Part 1
2020 New Feature Series - Design Part 1

Covered in this presentation: OpenCL, Contextual Ribbon Tabs, 2020 Chaining, Edit Surface, Edit Spline, Translucent View Enhancements, View and control Dependencies, Analyze Enhancement, Persistent Plane...

50m
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