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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...

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...