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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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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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Macro B Programming Part 2 - Passing Values

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 that control the resulting tool motion.

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Macro B Programming - Introduction

2/20/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in CNC, Setup Operate, Macro

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Macro B Programming doesn't have to be scary! Here's a brief introduction into some of the capabilities of Macro B Programming.

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Haas CNC Lathe Setup and Operate

1/24/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in CNC, Setup Operate, Haas

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This video is taken from our Haas CNC Lathe Setup and Operate course which provides comprehensive step by step instructions for setting up and running your Haas CNC lathe.

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