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“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...

What is NIME?

MCAM Northwest is proud to announce the first ever North Idaho Manufacturing Expo (NIME) taking place on February 6th, 2020 at North Idaho College Career & Technical Education Facility in Rathdrum, Idaho!  NIME is a 4-hour trade show, networking and educational expo featuring the latest innovations...

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....

For the Love of Manufacturing

What is the motivation for most people to be involved in Manufacturing?  Is it outside influences such as family members, friends or even a good high school teacher that sends that individual on a pathway that squarely lands them in manufacturing? Or is it an...

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...