Insights

Customer Spotlight: ASTOUND

We sat down (remotely) with Julia Lueck and Jordan Millar from ASTOUND to discuss the adjustments that the global creative agency has made to their production to join in the fight against the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). April 14th, 2020, 11:00 am PST By Callie Morgan ASTOUND is a...

“I Lost My Mastercam” Fire Drill

Our 30-year Mastercam expert Tim Rowley goes over the steps that you should practice regularly in the event that you ever misplace your Mastercam files in the latest MCAM blog. Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 By Tim Rowley As a Mastercam programmer, one of the worst experiences you can...

(Don’t Fear) the Ribbon!

The release of Mastercam 2021 means support for Mastercam X9 will inevitably be cut off. In this MCAM Northwest blog, we explain how the modern ribbon interface is easier to use than loyal X9 users believe it to be. March 2, 2020, 8:00 AM By Callie Morgan As...

Reprogram or Re-Run? (Blog)

“We have been doing it this way for 30 years, why would I change it?” In the latest MCAM Northwest blog, we explore the importance of auditing your part programs and knowing when it's time to change them.  February 11, 2020 By John Stauffer I remember when I...

Our 2019 in Review

Happy New Year, Everyone! What a year 2019 was for us at MCAM Northwest! We have enjoyed being part of the ever-evolving manufacturing industry for over 20 years and we can’t wait to see the innovations in store for the industry in the new year....

MCAM Northwest: Past, Present and Future

2018 was a banner year for MCAM Northwest as we celebrated our 20th anniversary. Our flagship product, Mastercam, entered its 35th year. As the new year begins, we reflect on where we’ve been, where we are at and where we’re heading. Past MCAM Northwest incorporated in 1998....

Great Results with Haas UMC-750 using Mastercam

Affordability has made the Haas UMC-750 CNC Mill a popular choice for shops in North America requiring 5 axis trunnion machining. Over the past few years the machine tool has seen some upgrades, and Mastercam users can (and should!) take full advantage. Originally, the rotary axis...

CCC’s Industrial Tech Center & the New Face of the Industry

More than double the space and machines, Clackamas Community College’s new Industrial Technology Center (ITC) is bringing in top-of-the-line equipment to train the next generation of manufacturers. The new facility, which will upgrade the previously 18,000 square foot building to a whopping 44,424 square feet,...

Enter The Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition

Calling all creators!  The Mastercam Wildest Parts competition challenges students to create a design, using high quality parts, to showcase their design skills.  The winners will have broken the mold and created something new and innovative.  The top prize is $1,000 and second place receives...