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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60 Presentations

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Managing Mastercam's Data
Managing Mastercam's Data

There are many files needed to make our programming translate to our machines correctly, but what are these files and where are they stored on...

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Horsepower and Load Management
Horsepower and Load Management

Take full advantage of Mastercam by programming it to your machine! Whether you run a powerful high-end machine or a desktop mill, modern programming techniques...

58m
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All About Top Level Editing
All About Top Level Editing

Top level editing is a great way to control your Mastercam session graphically. Use it to sketch, modify parts, change toolpaths, and more!

26m
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Roughing Revolution
Roughing Revolution

Mastercam 2022 introduced OptiRough for Mill and Router licensing! This presentation will focus on how to take advantage of OptiRough for this license level, and...

33m
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2022 NFS Part 4 - Multi Axis
2022 NFS Part 4 - Multi Axis

Multi Axis programming has never been easier! Learn about the new tools and toolpaths for Mastercam Multi Axis that will shorten programming time dramatically, reduce...

1h 5m
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2022 NFS Part 3 - Lathe and Mill-Turn
2022 NFS Part 3 - Lathe and Mill-Turn

Powerful enhancements to the Lathe and Mill-Turn products for Mastercam 2022 leave no question that Mastercam is top-tier for turning programming. Learn about the new...

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2022 NFS Part 2 - Mill and Mill 3D
2022 NFS Part 2 - Mill and Mill 3D

Mastercam Mill/Router and Mill 3D/Router 3D had massive updates for 2022! In this New Feature Series Presentation, we’ll talk about Automatic Machining Regions, multiple updates...

1h 13m
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2022 NFS Part 1 - Interface, Design, and General
2022 NFS Part 1 - Interface, Design, and General

Mastercam 2022 is here! Our first New Feature Series Presentation covers updates for Mastercam 2022 Interface, Design product, and general enhancements. Some of the exciting...

1h 10m
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3-5 Axis Programming Efficiency
3-5 Axis Programming Efficiency

Complex toolpaths can take a while to process, leaving you waiting for a computer to get it's job done. Learn where you can make changes...

42m
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Lathe Tool Definition Deep Dive
Lathe Tool Definition Deep Dive

Lathes allow you to use 2D and 3D tools, but when do you use 2D and when do you use 3D? We'll explore the difference...

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Choosing the Right Multi Axis Toolpath
Choosing the Right Multi Axis Toolpath

With so many toolpaths to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which one to use in a Multi Axis situation. In this presentation,...

1h 2m
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Beta Workshop
Beta Workshop

The Mastercam Beta program is a fantastic way to get the most out of your maintenance. In this presentation we'll cover everything you need to...

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High Efficiency Programming Part 2 - Additional Custom Machining Strategies
High Efficiency Programming Part 2 - Additional Custom Machining Strategies

In part 2 of our High Efficiency Programming presentation, we’ll explore how to apply the methods from part 1 to other features in your parts....

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High Efficiency Programming Part 1 - Custom Drilling Strategies
High Efficiency Programming Part 1 - Custom Drilling Strategies

In part 1 of our presentation, you’ll learn how to use the import function effectively to create fast and efficient drill cycles. By taking advantage...

32m
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Repairing Solid Models
Repairing Solid Models

Bad solid models slowing you down? We’ll explore how to repair models using Mastercam's CAD features, how to send fixed models back to engineers for...

34m
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Control Your Feed Rates
Control Your Feed Rates

In our first Q&A style presentation, we address your questions about feed rates. We talk about the Highfeed function, inverse time, change at point, toolpath...

46m
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All about Multi Axis Linking
All about Multi Axis Linking

Linking moves in Multi Axis machines are just as important as cutting motion. We'll take a dive into the settings for linking parameters in Multi...

36m
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Locate your Locators (Adding locators to a .machine environment)
Locate your Locators (Adding locators to a .machine environment)

Mill-Turn simulation wouldn't be complete without adding in your tool locators. This Presentation will cover adding tool locators for your .machine environments step-by-step.

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(Net)Work it! (Running Mastercam on a network)
(Net)Work it! (Running Mastercam on a network)

Manage your shop's files centrally by running Mastercam on a network. This Presentation will show how to organize your posts, machine and controller definitions, and...

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Taking the Edge Off (Deburring in Mastercam)
Taking the Edge Off (Deburring in Mastercam)

Let us help you phase out hand deburring by utilizing Mastercam to create deburring tool motion.

35m
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Less crash, more cash! (The benefits of Machine Simulation)
Less crash, more cash! (The benefits of Machine Simulation)

Simulation becomes essential at higher levels of machine complexity. We'll show you how machine simulation predicts collisions so you don't have to find out the...

26m
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License to Mill (Mastercam Licensing Management)
License to Mill (Mastercam Licensing Management)

Having problems with your Mastercam licensing? We'll cover everything there is to know about Mastercam licensing and license types.

36m
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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....

40m
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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.

31m
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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...

30m
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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...

1h
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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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