Insights

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...

Team Spotlight: John Stauffer

Meet one of the shining stars of our Mastercam support team: Applications Engineer John Stauffer! By Callie Morgan Thursday, August 25th, 2022, 12:00 PM PDT You may have heard or seen MCAM Applications Engineer John Stauffer in many different places. You may have met him at a tradeshow,...

5 Things to Consider Before Attending Mastercam Training

To assure that you get the most out of your Mastercam training session with MCAM Northwest, ask yourself these 5 questions to prepare for your session. By Callie Morgan Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, 5:00 PM PDT   When attending a Mastercam training with MCAM Northwest, it's more than just...

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: 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...

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...

MCAM 2021 Wrapped

Sasquatches, tool shows and teachers! We take a look back at our 2021 and look forward to what's in store for the new year for us and for the industry. By Callie Morgan Wednesday, December 29th, 2021, 5:00 PM PST 2021 was a year of recovery for manufacturing....

Smashing the Status Quo!

Encouraging your CNC programmers to share new ideas may be radical, but it's great for your bottom line.  By Callie Morgan November 1st, 2021, 4:00 PM PDT “I don’t understand the new methods. Just do what works and get the part out the door.” Here’s the scenario: You are...

Be True to Your Schools

What Mastercam’s recent channel changes mean for MCAM Northwest and how partnering your business with a local school provides monumental mutual benefits. By Callie Morgan Monday, May 3rd, 10:00 AM PDT In an effort to better serve the educational community, CNC Software, Inc. (Mastercam) made changes to their...