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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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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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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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Mastercam Dynamic Milling - Chaining Part 4

5/29/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Dynamic Milling, Mastercam 2019, Mastercam, Mill

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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.

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Mastercam - Chip Thinning RCTF and Iscar HEM

5/15/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam 2019, Mastercam, Mill

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This is video explains Chip Thinning (RCTF) and Iscars HEM found in Mastercams Dynamic toolpaths.

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Mastercam - 5 Minute 5 Axis Impeller Challenge

5/1/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam 2019, Mastercam, Mill, Impeller

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This video runs through the programming of a 5 axis impeller in 5 minutes...the 5 minute, 5 axis, impeller challenge!

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Mastercam Dynamic Milling - Chaining Part 3

4/17/19 6:00 AM / by camInstructor Mike posted in Mastercam Dynamic Milling, Mastercam 2019, Mastercam, Mill

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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.

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