Training Solutions


QTE's Training Philosophy

We provide you and your team with specific curriculum designed by our internal experts and experienced machinists. Our training programs are designed for you to learn the core concepts through live instruction, student exercises, and proficiency tests. Upon completion of our classes, students have been exposed to the broad curriculum to see the full process but given ample opportunity to perform detail tasks to return to work and increase productivity. Our classes are taught in state of the art facilities with new equipment and resources to ensure a positive distraction free learning environment. We are confident in our student's success, and we offer a guarantee on our training.

Mastercam All-Inclusive Training Program (MAIT)

QTE is committed to igniting American manufacturing and as a result we have created the Mastercam All-Inclusive Training Program. Many of our customers are dealing with the skills gap and struggling to find talent to keep their machines running efficiently. With the MAIT, companies are able to enroll any employees, to any scheduled training classes, in any of our locations! This is an industry first! If you hire new employees or want to cycle different people through the class, they are all eligible under this program!



The classes described here are part of our regularly scheduled training series. We offer training for Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS, Mastercam Wire, and Verisurf Inspection by request. We also offer customized training to meet your needs.


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Mill 2D Class Overview

This 3-day hands on course is delivered live in one of the QTE training facilities. It is the base level class for our Mastercam training due to material covered regarding the Mastercam interface, general drawing and modeling techniques and a deeper discussion of Mastercam and machining basics. The focus is on manipulation of geometry and generation of 2D mill toolpaths.

Students are given the fundamentals to return to work and be able to program related parts effectively. At the end of the class students are given a skills test that comprehensively covers the lessons of the class.

Day 1 focuses on the interface, geometry, and modeling basics in Mastercam. Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS users can attend this first day or they can arrive for the toolpath generation lessons on days 2 and 3. Familiarity with the SOLIDWORKS interface is a prerequisite for those attending for Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS. All three days are required for stand alone Mastercam programmers.

Mastercam Solids

This 1-day hands-on course is delivered live in one of the QTE training facilities.  This class focuses on the Mastercam geometry techniques including, 3D wireframe, solid modeling, and solid model prep for machining.  This class is designed to present students with modeling skills need to pass the Mastercam Professional Certification test. The students must have passed the 2D Mill Machining skills test to attend.  It is also recommended that the student has spent several weeks using Mastercam to create geometry.

Prerequisite:  Mastercam Mill 2D Class

Course Content Overview:

Solids Part 2
Solids Part 3
  • Solids from 2D Geometry
  • Applied Solids Features
  • 3D Wireframe
  • Planes Review
  • Revolved Solids
  • Solids Sweep
  • Solids Loft
  • Solids Boolean Operations
  • Solids Model Prep for Machining
  • Solids Layout and Drafting

Mastercam Advanced Mill 2D

This 2-day hands on course is delivered live in one of the QTE training facilities and covers specialty functions that will make a Mastercam user exceptional. The goal of the lessons are to provide the specialized experience to allow a student to be able to become a Mastercam Certified Professional.

Pre-requisites include Mastercam 2D Mill Machining and actual experience using Mastercam in industry.

Course Content Overview:

  • WCS Refresher
  • Plane creation and utilization
  • Efficient use of levels
  • View Sheets
  • Adding fixtures, vises, and other visual displays
  • Use of Dynamic toolpaths and proven theory
  • Introduction to Machine Simulation
  • 4x indexing programming and 3+2 5x machining
  • Horizontal machining overview
  • Mastercam Tool Manager
  • Single surface 3D Machining
  • Solid model preparation tools
  • Nesting tools
  • Detailed Operations Manager functions

Mastercam Mill 3D (CAD Import and Mill Advanced)

This 2-day hands on course is delivered live in one of the QTE training facilities. The focus is on the proper selection and parameter definition of the different 3D toolpaths. Focus is on 3D geometry preparation, manipulation and creation of 3D toolpaths. Students of Mastercam or Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS may attend this class.

Pre-requisite: Mastercam Mill 2D training class

Course Content Overview:

  • Manipulating Imported Surface / Solids Models
  • Stock Model Usage
  • Solid Model Import
  • 3D Toolpath Selection and Application
  • The use of Tool Boundaries
  • Specialized Toolpaths
  • 3D Toolpath Editing

Mastercam Multi-Axis

This 2-day hands on course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to use Mastercam 4 & 5 Axis toolpaths. Students are expected to have strong working knowledge of Mill 2D and 3D programming to expand their skills into 5 axis programming. We will work through examples and discuss 5 axis programming theory and the various applications. Discussion and demonstrations of when to use different parameters and toolpaths is a main focus.

Course Content Overview:

  • Understand and utilize 4/5 axis positional programming (Indexing or Tombstone)
  • Understand and apply Axis Substitution for 4 Axis Machining
  • Classic Mastercam 5 axis toolpaths
    • Curve 5 axis
    • Swarf
    • Flowline
  • Wireframe 5 axis toolpaths
    • Morph between 2 curves
    • Parallel to multiple curves
  • Surface/Solid 5 axis toolpaths
    • Parallel to surfaces
    • Solid Swarf Mill
  • Drill 5 axis
  • Circle Mill 5 axis
  • Cavity Tilt Curve

Mastercam Lathe

Description: This is a 2-day hands on course designed to provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to use Mastercam Lathe efficiently. Focus is on manipulation of geometry and generation of Lathe toolpaths.This class picks up from where the Mill 2D Machining class stops, which is where we cover the Mastercam interface, toolpath basics, modeling/geometry tools, and general machining parameters.

Course Content Overview:

  • Creation of Two Dimensional Geometry for Lathe Applications
  • Understand Basic Job Set-Up
  • Select Stock
  • Machine/ Control Definition
  • Additional 2D Geometry Creation
  • Select Material Library for Speeds and Feeds
  • How to Apply Roughing, Finishing, Grooving, Threading and Cut-Off Toolpaths
  • Chucking Applications
  • Apply Bar Feed Applications
  • Stock Advance
  • Stock Flipping
  • Shaft and Tailstock Applications
  • Stock Transfer from One Spindle to Another
  • Saving Tool Path Operations

Mastercam Advanced Lathe

Description: This is a 1-day hands on course designed to provide the advanced knowledge necessary to use Mastercam Lathe efficiently. Focus is on manipulation of geometry and generation of advanced Lathe toolpaths. C and Y axis programming, Layouts, Planes, Mill-Turn (Single Stream) and more. This class picks up from where the Lathe Machining class stops, which is where we cover the Mastercam interface, lathe toolpath basics, modeling/geometry tools, and general machining parameters.

Prerequisite: Mastercam Lathe Training

Course Content Overview:

Advanced Lathe Training pic 1
Advanced Lathe Training Pic 2
Advanced Lathe Pic 3

Explore multi-tasking machines

  • C-Y Lathes
    • Live Tooling
    • C Axis
  • Single stream Mill-Turn programming
    • B Axis Head
    • Tool Changer
    • Indexable turning tools
  • Layouts
    • Upper turret / B spindle
    • Lower with or without live tooling
    • Main spindle
    • Sub spindle
    • Tailstock

  • Introduction to plane layouts
  • Types of operations, stock transfer, pickoff, pickoff-pull-partoff, tailstock advance
  • Lathe and mill toolpaths
    • Use Dynamic toolpaths 
    • Face Dynamic
    • OD Dynamic

Mastercam Wire EDM (Scheduled by demand)

This 1-day hands on course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge necessary to use Mastercam Wire efficiently. Focus is on manipulation of geometry and generation of Wire EDM toolpaths including 4-axis and taper toolpaths. Students are expected to be knowledgeable of wire machining principles and be comfortable with the Mastercam interface.

Course Content Overview:

Wire Training Example Part - 1
Wire Training Example Part - 2
Wire Training Example Part - 3
  • 2D Geometry Contour
  • 2D Multi Contour
  • 3D Geometry and 4-Axis Wirepath
  • Punch and Die Created From the Same Work Piece
  • Multiple Tabs
  • No Core Wirepath

Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS 2D

QTE has integrated the Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS curriculum into all training classes. At the time of registration, indicate that you are attending for the Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS platform. The only curriculum difference is in our Mill 2D Machining class, the Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS students are not required to attend the first day as we go through the stand-alone Mastercam interface and its geometry and model creation tools. Day 2-3 of this class cover the toolpathing. All other classes incorporate Mastercam for SOLIDWORKS throughout.

Note: We do not teach SOLIDWORKS. Knowledge of relevant SOLIDWORKS tools and features is a pre-requsite to attending a QTE integrated class.

Course Content Overview:

Mastercam for Solidworks Training Example - 3
  • Programming and Machining Process Overview
  • 2D Contour Toolpaths
  • Basic 2D Geometry Creation and Editing
  • Pocket Toolpaths
  • Drill Toolpaths
  • Geometry Analyze and Verification
  • Toolpath Verification
  • Feature Based Machining Toolpaths
  • Dynamic Motion Toolpaths
  • Toolpath Editing
  • Parametric modeling changes and model swap out scenarios
  • Process flow for working inside PDM

Verisurf Inspection

This 2-day hands on course is designed to provide the core training to utilize the 3 step inspection process of Align, Inspect, Report within Verisurf. Participants will be led by live instruction and complete exercises to solidify the concepts taught. Participants are given opportunities to inspect their own parts or utilize our sample parts within the exercises. Classes are scheduled on a per company basis due the nature of inspection and the related equipment necessary for properly training students. We strongly recommend limiting two participates to an inspection device to provide adequate time for the lab exercises.

A one day add-on course is available for the Verisurf Reverse engineering module. Please contact us for more details

Verisurf Training Example - 1
Verisurf Training Example - 2
Verisurf Training Example - 3

Course Content Overview:

  • Device/Software basics
  • Auto alignment
  • Inspecting to a CAD model
  • Inspecting to a print
  • Reporting - creating and generating reports
  • All lessons are hands-on and include student exercises