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Secret Haas Control Screen

1/17/20 5:28 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, Haas

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Have a look at this super secret screen in the Haas Control! In this video I'll show you how to access it and what it does!

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Whats Coming in 2020 From CamInstructor

1/10/20 4:02 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, Mastercam 2020, Wireframe, Mastercam 2021

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Finally! The first post of 2020. Not going to spend time looking back at 2019, just looking ahead at whats planned so far for 2020 from CamInstructor. Some double double top secret info in here....shhh!

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Cutting 3D Forms With 2D Toolpaths

12/17/19 10:20 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, Mastercam 2020, Wireframe

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The often forgotten toolpaths in Mastercam, Wireframe Toolpaths. These paths are able to cut 3D forms very quickly with extremely clean gcode. Another 'tool' you need to have in your programming pocket.

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Making the Tesla Cybertruck in Mastercam

12/6/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, Mastercam 2020, Solids

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Modeling up the new Tesla Cybertruck in Mastercam! This ground breaking (window breaking too) new design is awesome,  just couldn't resist playing around with it!

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The #1 Mistake Students Make on Mastercam Certification Tests

11/27/19 3:31 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, CNC, Mastercam 2020, Pocket, Entry Motion, Certification

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With our CamInstructor Certification for Mastercam, I end up marking a lot of tests in Mastercam. This is by far the most common 'mistake' I see on these tests.

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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!

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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!

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