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5 Things You Should Know About Manufacturing Careers

Whether you are starting your first machining job, or considering working in the manufacturing industry after graduation, here are 5 things that you should know. By Callie Morgan Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, 12:30 PM PDT   1. You Are Always Learning It’s important to remember that the industry doesn’t thrive...

Spotlight: SpaceMouse

4 reasons why this specialized controller makes navigating CAD/CAM environments smoother and more efficient. By Callie Morgan Monday, April 25th, 2022, 10:30 AM PDT   The controller cap-style 3D mouse, SpaceMouse, is designed specifically as a secondary input device for CAD professionals, but is excellent for both CAD and...

Jim’s Retirement Announcement

Jim Varco, a longtime member of the MCAM family,  is retiring! By Callie Morgan Friday, April 22nd, 2022, 9:00 AM PDT   It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of our longtime Product Support Specialist Jim Varco. Many of you know Jim as the jubilant, tranquil...

Spotlight: Mastercam Retro

Looking for a more simplified CNC programming solution? Mastercam Retro offers all the best features of '90's CAD/CAM for a more involved programming experience!  By Callie Morgan Friday, April 1st, 2022, 8:00 AM PDT   There has been a big movement to return to the technological simplicity of the...

Cut the S/Crap!

Industry experts are slicing all sorts of shop waste with katanas at this year’s MCAM Northwest online event on April 12th, 2022. By Callie Morgan Thursday, March 24th, 2022, 1:00 PM PDT What do we mean by “Cut the S/Crap”? We are thrilled to announce that this year’s MCAM...

Spotlight: Mastercam Wire

Here are the top 7 features of this Mastercam product that make programming in wire EDM easier and more efficient. By Callie Morgan Monday, February 28th, 2022, 10:00 AM PST   What is Wire EDM Machining? Wire EDM machining cuts material via electrical pulses between a wire and an electrode...

Understanding CNC Post Processors

What is considered a legacy post? Why should I choose a custom post over a free generic post? We answer all these questions and more! By Callie Morgan Monday, February 28th, 2022, 10:00 AM PST What is a Post Processor? A post-processor (known as a "post") translates toolpath data...

Spotlight: Cimco MDC-MAX

We cover 5 features of Cimco’s Machine Data Collection solution that will keep your machines profitable–whether the shop's lights are on or off. By Callie Morgan Friday, January 28th, 2022, 3:00 PM PST   There’s a wide breadth of data that can be made available from proper Machine Data...