Helpful Mastercam Resources for Remote Educational Curriculum

We know the impact of COVID-19 on students, schools, and teachers has been tremendous. In order to help with efforts to maintain learning opportunities and transition to remote instruction, Mastercam is pleased to provide an array of free resources. The following are free to use for online learning initiatives and virtual classroom instruction.

The Quick Part Series includes guided curriculum that takes students through the CAD/CAM/CNC process from project start to a finished part. These tutorials provide instructors a convenient means of teaching students about manufacturing terminology, techniques, and processes while providing valuable experience using the world’s leading CAM software.

Three projects in the Mastercam Quick Part Series are available free of charge. These project-based learning modules provide tutorials for Mastercam Mill, Mastercam Router, and Mastercam Lathe:

Chocolate Mold (mill project)

Acoustic Amplifier (router project)

Spinning Top (lathe project)

In addition to the Quick Part Series of project-based learning modules, from now until June 30, 2020, we are offering several free courses via Mastercam University. These include courses for Mastercam Mill, Mastercam Lathe, and free courses on Mastercam basics and the principles of machining.

Free courses for Mastercam basics:

STEM: Principles of Machining – This course is an excellent primer in STEM concepts in relation to machining. It is a nice course to get familiar with machining terminology and principles.

Mastercam Essentials – This course provides a great overview of Mastercam to familiarize you with the basic functionality and capability of the world’s most widely used CAM software. While this course was created for an older version of Mastercam, the fundamentals are still very useful.

Free courses for Mastercam Mill:

Mastercam 2019 – 2D Mill – For anyone still using Mastercam 2019, this course will focus on delivering a foundation in Mastercam 2D milling to start you on the right path to success. You will learn the steps needed to take a digital file all the way to the shop floor.

Mastercam 2020 – 2D Mill – Mastercam 2020 delivers a cutting-edge suite of CAM tools to keep you at the forefront of today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing technology. For anyone using the current version of Mastercam, this course will provide you with a solid understanding of 2D milling.

Mastercam 2019 – 3D Mill – Also for Mastercam 2019 users, this course is recommended after you have completed Mastercam 2019 – 2D Mill to expand your foundation in milling to include principles of 3D programming and machining.

Mastercam 2020 – 3D Mill – Mastercam 2020 delivers a cutting-edge suite of CAM tools to keep you at the forefront of today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing technology. For anyone using the current version of Mastercam, this course will help you get more familiar with tools and techniques for 3D milling applications.

Free courses for Mastercam Lathe:

Mastercam 2019 – Lathe – Again for folks using Mastercam 2019, this course provides a strong foundation in Mastercam Lathe. You will learn effective steps to design and prepare a part for machining.

Mastercam 2020 – Lathe – Mastercam 2020 delivers a cutting-edge suite of CAM tools to keep you at the forefront of today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing technology. For folks using the current version of Mastercam, this course will prepare you to design and program parts for lathe machining.

You may request access to all of these resources for remote educational curriculum—the Quick Part Series projects and the free courses on Mastercam University—using this link: https://signup.mastercam.com/free-mastercam-training-education.

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