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camInstructor Mike

camInstructor Mike is Mike Wearne, an avid machinist, cnc programmer and overall connoisseur of all things machining. Mike is one of camInstructor's resident cad/cam/cnc experts and works part time at his local college teaching aspiring machinists how to program CNC Machines of all types.

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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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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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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.

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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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Mastercam X9 vs Mastercam 2020

6/26/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Dynamic Milling, Mastercam, Mill, Mastercam 2020, Mastercam X9

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This video takes a look at the new Mastercam 2020 and compares it to an older version, Mastercam X9. Mastercam X9 is still a popular release since it was the last version on the old interface. This video looks at some of the new chaining options in 2020 and compares them against X9.

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Mastercam X3 vs Mastercam 2020

6/12/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Dynamic Milling, Mastercam, Mill, Mastercam 2020, Mastercam X3

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This video takes a look at the new Mastercam 2020 and compares it to an older version, Mastercam X3. Mastercam X3 was released in 2008 so it's not a fair comparison but a fun look at how far things have come in the last 11 years.

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