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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: 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...

Product Spotlight: “Do It!”

Programming in Mastercam has never been so easy with this new "one and done" solution introduced in Mastercam 2022 Beta. By MCAM Northwest, Inc. April 1st, 2021, 11:36 AM PDT Ever wish you could push only one button to program a part in Mastercam? Now you can “Do...

Why You Should Get Involved with SME

Connecting with your local SME chapter is key to keeping you competitive in a global market. Learn what SME can do for you and how you can get involved. By Callie Morgan March 31st, 2021, 3:00 PM PDT Founded at the height of the Great Depression in Detroit,...

Why You Need Real-Time MDC

Your machines are talking to you–will you listen to what they have to say? Learn how properly collecting your data from your machines can give your shop a strong competitive advantage.   By Callie Morgan January 4th, 2021, 10:30 AM PST You may have noticed that we live in...