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January 19, 2024 | 2 minute read

A Closer Look: Creating the Nike of Samothrace Statue

The Winged Victory or Nike of Samothrace is a statue prominently featured in The Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Mastercam recently teamed up with YASDA Precision, Mitsubishi Materials, and Methods Machine Tools to create an 11-inch replication of the famed 18-foot statue....

January 11, 2024 | 3 minute read

What Are Mastercam Add-Ons? Part Two

In part one of this blog series, we discussed what Mastercam Add-Ons are (specialized aftermarket software kits that work within the Mastercam interface) and covered four of the most commonly used Add-Ons: Multiaxis, Productivity+, Port Expert, and Mastercam Art. This second blog in the series will...

January 4, 2024 | 3 minute read

Customer Profile: Joe LaFevre, Knox County Career Center

We caught up with Joe LaFevre, precision machining Instructor at Knox County Career Center, Mount Vernon, OH, to find out more about him and his insights on teaching CAD/CAM and machining. Here is what he had to say....

December 21, 2023 | 2 minute read

A Closer Look: Creating the Mastercam Gingerbread House with Hermle

Mastercam proudly teamed up with our partners at Hermle to create a gingerbread house to celebrate the winter holiday season....

December 13, 2023 | 3 minute read

Saving Your Shop’s Best Practices

Your shop’s intellectual labor is valuable. Protect it. By saving your best practices in a digital database, you streamline your production process and ensure that your hard work won’t be forgotten or lost. One of the best ways to do this is by employing your CAD/CAM software’s operations...

November 30, 2023 | 3 minute read

What Are Mastercam Add-Ons?

Mastercam CAD/CAM software is a self-contained, fully-capable NC-coding program for manufacturing applications. Within its main solution products, like Mill and Lathe, most users are able to program any part that comes across their desk. In some cases, however, processes can be streamlined or...

November 14, 2023 | 3 minute read

5 Ways to Learn Mastercam

Mastercam provides unparalleled support and service to our users, including a wide variety of resources for learning Mastercam. From those looking to teach Mastercam in their classes, to those just looking to freshen their skills, we have a solution for you to get up to speed with the most widely...

November 6, 2023 | 3 minute read

Wireframes, Surfaces, and Solids – What Are They?

In most cases – and especially when a customer has provided only a description or 2D drawing of a part – the first step in the machining process is to build a digital model of the desired part. This model will be a precise, virtual 3D representation of the part’s dimensions, planes, and...

June 14, 2023 | 1 minute read

Mastercam and SkillsUSA: 25 Years of Partnership

Mastercam is proud to announce its 25th year of participation in SkillsUSA!...

June 1, 2023 | 3 minute read

10 Mastercam 2024 Features You Need to Know

Mastercam 2024 is here to elevate your machining experience with powerful toolpaths, faster organized set ups, flexible tool motion, and our most intuitive interface yet. Here are the top 10 new Mastercam 2024 features — and how they can help your shop....