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5 Axis Setup

11/13/19, 2:49 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in CNC, Mastercam 2020, 5 Axis

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Taken from one of our new 5 Axis Lessons, this video takes you through the sights and sounds of a simple setup on a Haas UMC-750 using a 5th Axis dovetail vise. Keep an eye out for a complete step by step lesson that covers setting this part up on the machine.

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FREE 5-Axis Lesson

10/30/19, 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in CNC, Mastercam 2020, 5 Axis

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Here is an introduction to one of our new Mastercam 5-Axis Lessons. There is also a link to access this lesson for FREE!

Free 5X Lesson
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Top 4 Machining Podcasts

10/16/19, 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in CNC, Podcast

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A quick overview of my top 4 machining related podcasts right now. Beware, some may have strong language use....you've been warned :)

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A day at CMTS 2019

10/3/19, 12:38 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, CNC, Lathe, Mill, Tradeshow

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I spent the day at CMTS and took some video of some interesting stuff. Check it out!

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The Mastercam Tip You Need to Know

9/18/19, 2:16 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam

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Quite possibly the least known shortcut in Mastercam that can really help you get things done faster!

The Mastercam Tip You Need to Know
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CamInstructor Tips - Tool Length Offsets Explained

9/5/19, 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in CNC, Setup Operate, Mill

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Talking about Tool Length Offsets and how they are set on a CNC Mill. There are many methods to choose from. This video covers the 3 most common methods and the benefits and drawbacks  of each.

Tool Length Offsets Explained
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CamInstructor Tips - Macro B Programming Part 2

8/28/19, 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in CNC, Macro, Mill

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Video 2 in our Macro B Programming series. This video looks at passing values to a macro to control the resulting tool motion. 

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Mastercam - 3D Toolpath Control

8/8/19, 3:22 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Tips, Mastercam, Mill, 3D

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This video is taken from an Ask the Instructor email submission and looks at the Tooplath Control options in some of the 3D toolpaths.  Ask the Instructor is available to all Premium bundle subscribers. 

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Working Faster in Mastercam

7/24/19, 7:15 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Tips

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This video looks at some things you can do inside of Mastercam, as well as external to Mastercam, to help speed up your overall workflow!

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Mastercam - Dynamic Tool Engagement 1

7/10/19, 10:43 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Dynamic Milling, Mastercam Tips, Mastercam 2019

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This video is video 1 of a 9 part series describing the Dynamic Mill Tool Engagement & Stepover. You can get access to the remaining videos by signing up for the free course.

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