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Advantages of Using Opti-Rough for 2D Toolpaths

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There is a common misconception that Opti-Rough can only be used on 3D toolpaths. In this video, you will learn advantages to using Opti-Rough for 2D toolpaths. 2D Dynamic requires selection of edges or wireframe geometry but Opti-Rough allows selection of an entire solid model and then automatically determines the optimal cutting sequence for features. […]

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Mastercam Advanced Toolpath Display Options for Optimizing Toolpaths

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Advanced Toolpath Display provides options for toolpath to help visualize the effects of different parameters in Mastercam.Working with features like arc filter settings can greatly change the g-code output by Mastercam. Tighter tolerances might be desired but finding the balance between parameters selected and your overall goals can be done using Advanced Display options.    Learn […]

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X+ 2021 Released

X + is a collection of useful add-ons for Mastercam developed by GMCCS. With the help of these add-ons, some processes in Mastercam can be greatly simplified and accelerated. Additional functions expand the overall functionality of Mastercam. X+ 2021 has new lathe specific tool infoactive turretactive spindleholder orientationholder shape (rectangular/round)holder width/thicknesstool angleWith an active X+ License you […]

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Mastercam 2021 Has Arrived!

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HIGHLIGHTSMastercam 2021 helps streamline your entire process, from job setup to job completion.These highlights are only a sample of the developments in Mastercam 2021. The latest version of our CAD/CAM software offers many new features, advancements, and time-saving innovations. Since different tools are important to different shops, you can visit for a more in-depth […]

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Mastercam X9 is Retiring

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Don’t Lose Your Valuable CAD/CAM Investment!With the upcoming release of Mastercam 2021, you will no longer be able to update or receive support for your copy of Mastercam X9. If you update now, you have the opportunity for dramatic savings and revolutionary, industry-changing new technologies!Mastercam X9 was released nearly seven years ago. Although it still […]

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Mastercam 2021 Arrives June 1st

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Get a Sneak Peak at New Features Machining Chamfer Holes Based on Width or DepthMastercam 2021 features a new toolpath, Chamfer Drill. Using tools with a tip angle, the Chamfer Drill toolpath chamfers holes after calculating the correct depth based on the desired width or depth. The Chamfer Drill toolpath also lets you select holes […]

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Virtual Mastercam Training

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in many ways. The social distancing and stay-at-home orders have restricted most people from what were formerly considered “normal” activities. Schools are closed, as are many businesses. QTE Manufacturing Solutions is not exempt from the impacts of the virus. We have put our in-person classroom training on hold. […]

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Mastercam Remote Licensing Options

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Occasionally there is a need to use Mastercam at a remote location from the your main facility, such as working from home. This Mastercam tech tip describes options for remote usage. The following scenarios require permission from the owner of the Mastercam license for any movement of software from its original location. In the event a […]

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Chaining in Mastercam for SolidWorks – Tech Tip

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Tech – Tip VideoMastercam for SolidWorks provides a unified and powerful interface for programming. Mastercam’s industry-leading toolpath technology is fully associative to the SolidWorks model geometry, allowing for a seamless workflow between design intent and programming best practices. In this Mastercam for SolidWorks tech-tip video, you will see how easy it is to select edges of […]

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Mastercam 2020 Tool Designer – Tech Tip

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Mastercam’s Tool Designer lets you create 3D tools to use when simulating your toolpaths. 3D tools give you a more accurate simulation result, showing collisions that might not display when using a 2D tool. 3D Tool Support Build tools from 3D STEP models using the Tool Designer. The Tool Designer is a function panel with […]

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Top CAM Software Worldwide

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Mastercam is the most widely used CAM for the 25th year in a row August 2, 2019 (Tolland, Conn.) – According to CIMdata’s latest report, Mastercam is the number one CAM software used worldwide. CIMdata also ranked Mastercam’s global support network as the largest in the field of CAM. Mastercam topped the list in both […]

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Mastercam 2020 Lathe Enhancements

Nov. 1, 2019 (Tolland, Conn.) – From accepting and programming any CAD file to Dynamic Motion™ roughing and precision finishing, Mastercam 2020 Lathe gives you a variety of options to turn all your parts exactly as you need them. Mastercam 2020 Lathe features new 3D tooling, filters for inserts and holders, improved chuck jaw definitions, […]

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