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Spotlight: APlus for Mastercam

Hybrid manufacturing is possible in Mastercam with this sleek add-on by CAMufacturing Solutions.  By Callie Morgan Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, 11:00 AM PST   Additive manufacturing (3D printing) and traditional subtractive manufacturing (CNC machining) methods are often compared to each other. But, this competition between these two manufacturing methods...

MCAM’s 2022 Wrapped

That’s a wrap on 2022! We take a look at highlights from us and the industry in 2022 and share what we are looking forward to in 2023. By Callie Morgan Wednesday, December 28th, 2022, 3:00 PM PST   For the industry, 2022 was a year of new challenges....

Mastercam Network Software License

We explain the key differences and added benefits of using Network Software Licenses over Single-Seats. By Callie Morgan Wednesday, December 28th, 2022, 11:00 AM PST   A Network Software License is the network solution for software licenses for Mastercam versions 2019 and newer that blends together the best aspects...

Spotlight: Mastercam Post Services

Looking for a Mastercam post processor? MCAM Northwest and our post partners will offer you the highest quality post processing services for Mastercam. By Callie Morgan Monday, November 28th, 2022, 11:00 AM PDT   You may be wondering if the recent announcement of our post developer Allan Jones’ retirement...

Allan’s Retirement Announcement

Allan Jones is officially retiring after 24 years with MCAM Northwest. By Callie Morgan Wednesday, November 22nd, 2022, 11:00 AM PST   We are simultaneously pleased and saddened to announce the retirement of Allan Jones. Allan has been an integral part of MCAM Northwest, serving as our resident Mastercam...

Spotlight: Varco Reports

These 7 key updates to Varco Reports will make Mastercam reporting easier and more customizable to your shop’s needs. By Callie Morgan Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, 11:00 AM PDT   One of the 8 biggest forms of waste according to Lean Manufacturing principles is “waiting waste”. This type of...

Spotlight: OMIC

This advanced manufacturing research facility is taking a unique approach to shrinking the manufacturing job skills shortage in the Pacific Northwest. By Callie Morgan Monday, October 1st, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT   October is Manufacturing Month. A time where we celebrate and educate our communities about the importance...

What is MFG Day?

Here's why you should make Manufacturing Day a priority for your business. By Callie Morgan Friday, September 30th, 2022, 2:10 PM PDT   Manufacturing is the backbone of local, national, and global economies. Nationally, 10.94% of total economic output is from manufacturing. In the State of Oregon alone, manufacturing...