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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,...

3D Printers are Radically Improving Manufacturing Workflows

We recently had the opportunity to speak with Phil Nies, CEO of Decavo, about how they’re using their new Markforged X5 3D printer to cut down production times. Decavo is a manufacturing company specializing in state-of-the-art composite design and fabrication. They make a wide variety...

Bringing the Speed of Software to Hardware

When we look at a sleek new sports car next to an old Model T, most of us would immediately think of the speed and efficiency technology has achieved over the last century, and it has. What’s evident on the outside in terms of performance...

Print Metal?

In November of 2017 I received a call from Brad Blake, Channel Manager for Markforged. I’ve known Brad for many years, so after some initial chit-chat our conversation drifted to a discussion of the culture, products, and success of this amazing company. I was convinced that our...

Markforged Metal X 3D Printer Starts Shipping

If you haven’t seen it yet – you’re going to be impressed. Markforged has started shipping its Metal X, a metal 3D Printer that is changing the manufacturing industry.  Early in 2017 the company started working on the Metal X with the intentions for it to...

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...