Mastercam 2024 has been released and so has new camInstructor content for it!
Mastercam 2024 has been released and so has new camInstructor content for it!
Unleash the Power of Mill Turn with camInstructor's Free Lessons
6 more Mastercam Tips to help your workflow.
You can be part of Mastercam 2024. Here's how...
Extruding letters evenly into or onto surfaces can be tricky in Mastercam, here's how!
Teachers, you've got dozens of programs to review. Here's how to get through them faster!
I have a special set of skills I've acquired over a long career that make me a nightmare for cheaters. If you cheat, I will find you!
Put those sunglasses away and turn on Mastercam Dark Mode!
A Quick Reference Card for Mastercam that you can edit and customize!
Everything you ever wanted to know about Tabs in Mastercam, and more!
With Windows 11 now available, how is Mastercam in this new Operating System?
Oscillate is most commonly used in the 2D Contour toolpath, did you know there are other toolpaths also capable of this motion?
What do dogs and golf have to do with machining? Knowing could prevent a crash!
Lets give Mastercam a try in VR - Virtual Reality!
Often when using OptiRest, tool motion happens where you don't want. Let's look at controlling this toolpath.
Using Mastercams OptiRough Toolpath with a Stock Model to create the best roughing motion for this part.
The defined stock in Mastecam Mill can play a couple different roles in your programming. Lets have a look the two different stock definition methods and why you would use one or the other.
First up for the Xometry Test Part is importing the supplied solid model and then aligning it to the Top WCS .
Programming the Xometry CNC Mill Test Part, start to finish, in this video series. This first video provides an overview of the starting files.
Hey Siri, program Mastercam for me!
Let's talk about what's new in Mastercam 2022!
Just because there isn't a button that performs what you need, this doesn't mean it cannot be done in Mastercam.
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.
You won't find this keyboard shortcut in the manual! You might not even know the function it controls!
What is the fastest, what is the best bang for your buck?
Join us on Thursday, February 4th for a camInstructor first...The BIG Event!
These 15 little icons can save you hours of work in Mastercam...
The Selection Bar is used to select entities in Mastercam for use in different functions. Let's look at how to use this effectively.
G-Code in a can! Lets look at how to use Mastercams Lathe Turning Canned Cycles.
Part 2 of building a virtual Haas VF-3 with an HRT-210 for Machine Simulation in Mastercam.
Let's look at building a virtual Haas VF-3 with an HRT-210 for Machine Simulation.
New to Mastercam and looking to buy a computer? All your questions answered here.
Here's what we've been working on this year from Rocket Powered Tesla CyberTrucks to updated Mastercam 2021 content to experimenting with the PocketNC!
3D Printing fans are looking everywhere for cheap CAD software to model their prints, is Mastercam HLE an option?
The Module Works End User Help file is your best friend when doing Multi Axis work in Mastercam, do you have it yet? Links to download in the post!
The often forgotten function in Mastercam, VBScripts! They are the easiest way to automate Mastercam. This was taken from one of our YouTube Live Streams.
Talking G-Code editors in Mastercam and why you would choose one over the other. This is taken from our most recent YouTube Live Stream.
Here is a recording of our first YouTube LIVE event. Thanks to everyone who joined and participated!
Programming a CNC Mill as a CNC Lathe in Mastercam!
Start programming those MANUAL mills and lathes with Mastercam using this Post Processor from camInstructor and Postability!
Tools you can use to create online content, share your created content, and connect with students/colleagues.
Given the changes that are happening now, many are struggling with options for e-learning. Here are some of the FREE and DISCOUNTED offers we currently have.
Ever wondered about the magic that happens in Mastercams Dynamic Motion toolpaths?
Have a look at the best new features in the Mastercam 2021 Public Beta and my top pick that you may have missed!
Programming with Mastercam to cut a complex helical shaped part.
You use your phone for everything else, why not use it as a G-Code editer and backplotter!
Finishing off the Tesla Cybertruck with 4 videos on solid modeling in Mastercam. Check out the end of the last video for a special peak at whats coming!
Finally, after many requests, lets get started with the step by step for creating the Tesla Cybertruck in Mastercam! It's about time!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
I spent the day at CMTS and took some video of some interesting stuff. Check it out!
Quite possibly the least known shortcut in Mastercam that can really help you get things done faster!
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.
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.
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.
This is video four of five on chaining in Mastercams Highspeed Dynamic Toolpaths. This is taken from our online Highspeed Toolpath course which covers all aspects of the 2D Highspeed Toolpaths.
This is video explains Chip Thinning (RCTF) and Iscars HEM found in Mastercams Dynamic toolpaths.
This video runs through the programming of a 5 axis impeller in 5 minutes...the 5 minute, 5 axis, impeller challenge!
This is video three of five on chaining in Mastercams Highspeed Dynamic Toolpaths. This is taken from our online Highspeed Toolpath course which covers all aspects of the 2D Highspeed Toolpaths.
This is video two of five on chaining in Mastercams Highspeed Dynamic Toolpaths. This is taken from our online Highspeed Toolpath course which covers all aspects of the 2D Highspeed Toolpaths.
This is video one in a series of videos covering the chaining options and strategies used in the 2D Highspeed toolpaths. These strategies differ from those used in the conventional 2D toolpaths.
Mastercams Pocket Entry Motion settings may need adjusting when trying to enter small pockets or features.
This video shows the use of Stock Recognition in the Lathe environment for Mastercam.
This video discusses Entity Selection in Mastercam along with some options to help speed up the selection process.
This video discusses the Delete Duplicates Function and FindOverlap CHook in Mastercam, which can be used to clean up geometry in your file.
Did you know there are 2 different interfaces for Backplotting your toolpaths in Mastercam?
Here I take a look at the new Drilling interface in Mastercam.