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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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Avoid These Cutting Conditions and Stop Breaking Endmills

4/12/21 10:55 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, Shortcut

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Ever encounter these two cutting conditions that lead to a tool breaking? Here's how to recognize what causes them and how to avoid them altogether.

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The Mastercam Keyboard Shortcut You DON'T Know!

3/23/21 8:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, Shortcut

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You won't find this keyboard shortcut in the manual! You might not even know the function it controls!

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What's the BEST Computer for Mastercam?

2/24/21 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam, Benchmark

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What is the fastest, what is the best bang for your buck?

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The BIG Event!!

1/31/21 7:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam

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Join us on Thursday, February 4th for a camInstructor first...The BIG Event!

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Mastercam Levels

12/24/20 12:50 PM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Tips, levels

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Everything you need to know about Mastercam Levels and more!

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A Little Mastercam Tip and A BIG Event

12/15/20 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Tips, Big Event

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A super simple Mastercam Tip and some info on the BIG Event!

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Solid Error

11/30/20 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Tips, Solids

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The Solid Regeneration error that can destroy your file.

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Solving A Rubix Cube with Mastercam

11/15/20 8:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Tips, Align to Face, Rubix Cube

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Here's a file to explore some functions in Mastercam to help you solve the Rubix Cube!

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Mastercam Triangular Mesh, Swarf, and 5-Axis Helix Bore

11/6/20 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in 5 Axis, Swarf, Triangular Mesh, Helix Bore

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Finishing the side pockets of this project with more Mastercam MultiAxis Toolpaths.

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5-Axis Pocketing with Undercut Walls

11/5/20 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in 5 Axis, Parallel, MultiAxisRoughing

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Undercut features can be very difficult to toolpath, Mastercam MultiAxis toolpaths make it easy.

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