Mastercam Tutorials 2018-01-30T08:56:10+00:00

Mastercam Tutorials & Training Manuals

The Mastercam Tutorial Handbooks are created to provide not only applications but also background and insight into why and when to apply certain functions and techniques. Throughout the Handbooks practical tips, hints and best practices are discussed, including industry basics such as speeds and feeds, tool selection and more. The goal is to create a well educated and skilled NC programmer that is not only immediately employable and productive, but is also equipped to learn and grow as technology changes.

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Mastercam 2018 Mill Essentials Training Tutorial

Mill Essentials tutorial

$85.00
This is the print version.
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-644-8

The Mastercam 2018 Mill Essentials Training Tutorial features concept-filled tutorials, challenging practice exercises and short quizzes following every tutorial providing a very comprehensive look a virtually all aspects of 2D machining.

This book begins with the absolute basics by introducing the Mastercam user interface and it will have you creating geometry, drilling and creating contour toolpaths before you know it. Its gradual progression lends way to more advanced concepts such as multiple setup scenarios and 2D High Speed Toolpaths. All of the parts within the book are designed with machinability in mind.

A multitude of topics are covered including 2D geometry, solid geometry, tool settings, stock setup, drilling, tapping, contouring, pocketing, circle milling and slot milling. You will learn the 2D High Speed Toolpaths such as Dynamic Mill, Area Mill, Dynamic Contour, Peel Mill & Blend Mill, how to import a solid and machine it and using the WCS in multiple fixture applications.

Includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software
  • Mastercam 2018 Mill Essentials Video Training DVD

Mastercam 2018 Mill Advanced Training Tutorial

Mill Advanced tutorial

$75
This is the print version.
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-645-5

The Mastercam 2018 Mill Advanced Training Tutorial contains projects and accompanying practice exercises that span a wide degree of complexity. It is strongly recommended to have a good understanding of 2D machining (provided in the Mill Essentials Training Tutorial, for example) before beginning this book.

All of the parts are designed with machinability in mind and include suggested fixtures and tool setups. Clearly laid out objectives and dimensioned step previews make it easier than ever to follow along.

The content covers 3D wireframe, surface geometry creation and solid creation, Surface Finish and Roughing toolpaths. An emphasis is put on the advanced Surface High Speed toolpaths, STL Stock creation and its use in solid model verification. Also covered is how to create and manage Stock models in the Toolpath Manager. Machine Simulation is used to check for collisions between the part, the tool and any of the machine’s components.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software (Will expire in summer of 2019)
  • Mastercam 2018 Mill Advanced Video Training DVD – Closed Captioned

Mastercam 2018 Lathe Training Tutorial

Lathe tutorial

$60
This is the print version
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-646-2

The Mastercam 2018 Lathe Training Tutorial consists of part-oriented tutorials, and practice exercises that provide users with an excellent foundation in Lathe. The material emphasizes the machinability of parts with suggested fixtures, setup sheets & more.

The Lathe Training Tutorial is ideal for beginners and current Mastercam users alike. Step-by-step tutorials introduce 2D geometry creation along with detailed coverage of 2D toolpaths such as Face, Rough, Finish, Drilling, Grooving, Grooving on an angle, Inside Boring, Cutoff, Threading and Canned Cycles for Rough and Finish.

Details on Stock Transfer, Stock Flip, Stock Advance and tailstock toolpaths, in addition to instruction on importing a SolidWorks file and using the Turn Profile command to create Geometry and a VTL tutorial are also found within.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software
  • Mastercam 2018 Lathe Video Training DVD

Mastercam 2018 Lathe C&Y Axis Toolpaths Tutorial

Lathe C&Y Axis

$85
This is the print version
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-662-2

The tutorial consists of part-oriented tutorials intended for the advanced lathe user that wants to learn how to program lathe parts that include milling operations. You must have the Mastercam Lathe and Mill Software in order to use this tutorial.

You will learn how to create the more complex 3D geometry and Advanced C-Axis toolpaths. The tutorial also covers toolpaths that support the Y-axis rotation and examples on how to use the Mill toolpaths on a Lathe with Live Tooling.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software

Mastercam 2018 for SolidWorks Training Tutorial

MC or SW tutorial

$80
This is the print version
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-754-4

The Mastercam 2018 for SolidWorks Programming Exercises book provides a comprehensive “hands-on” method of learning Mastercam for SolidWorks.

You will learn how to program a variety of different parts that require most of the toolpath types available in Mastercam for SolidWorks. Extensive emphasis is put on making parametric changes and toolpath updates to match the SolidWorks model changes. The primary focus is on toolpath creation on SolidWorks models.

This book assumes you are already familiar with the basics of using SolidWorks. Extensive modeling skills are not required and SolidWorks topics beyond the basics are detailed in the instructions.

Highlights:

  • Contains 13 lessons with illustrated step-by-step instructions
  • Mastercam’s time-tested machining strategies including contour, pocketing and drilling
  • Innovative High Speed machining strategies
  • Feature Based Machining for automatic programming of drill and 2D toolpaths
  • 3D machining of irregular shaped SolidWorks models
  • Focus on toolpath changes matching SolidWorks model updates and complete part swaps in assemblies
  • Includes FREE Workflow Reference Guide and Mastercam for SolidWorks Quick – Reference Guide
  • Tutorial and lab files included as downloads with the purchase
  • Includes free Mastercam for SolidWorks demo software (requires a full seat of SolidWorks to function, will not work standalone)

Mastercam 2018 Solids Training Tutorial

Solids tutorial$55
This is the print version
Published by In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-647-9

The Mastercam 2018 Solids Training Tutorial contains several tutorials that provide concise step-by-step instructions on creating 3D wireframe and solid geometry.

Illustrating a variety of useful Solids commands, users can expect detailed coverage to include Extrude, Loft, Revolve, Sweep, Boolean Add and Remove, Fillet, Chamfer, Shell, Trimming, Creating Solid patterns, Changing a Solids colors and creating solid geometry from surfaces. You will also learn how to manipulate a solid by using commands from the Model Prep menu such as Push-Pull, Move and Split Solid Face.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software

Mastercam 2018 Beginner Training Tutorial

Beginner tutorial

$80
This is the print version.
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-648-6

The Mastercam 2018 Beginner Training Tutorial provides a comprehensive step-by-step approach to learning the basics of three Mastercam modules: Mill Essentials (2D), Lathe and Solids. It is a great choice for an individual looking to get a broader overview of the software or an instructor looking to provide the same for his/her students.

Four mill projects, two lathe projects, and two solids projects – the same found at the start of our newly revised Mill Essentials, Lathe and Solids Training Tutorials – are combined with practice exercises and the Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition DVD (Demo Software) to round out this compilation book.

Each tutorial systematically walks through all the procedures from Geometry Creation to Toolpath instructions, Verification and G Code Generation. A wide range of topics are covered including 2D Geometry and Solids Creation, Drilling, Tapping, Contouring, Pocketing, Circle Milling and Slot Milling. It also contains 2D High Speed Toolpaths, as well as proper Stock Setup and Tool Settings.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software
  • Mastercam 2018 Beginner Training Tutorial (PDF)

Mastercam 2018 Multiaxis Essentials Training Tutorial

Multiaxis Essentials tutorial

$90
This is the print version
Published by In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-652-3

The Mastercam 2018 Multiaxis Essentials Training Tutorial is intended for the advanced Mastercam user looking to learn Mastercam Multiaxis programming. A firm grasp on both 2D and 3D machining is required and can be attained by completing the Mill Essentials and Mill Advanced Training Tutorials.

The Intro to Multiaxis Training Tutorial covers the different applications that are available by configuring the Rotary Axis Control page including: Rotary axis positioning and Axis substitution. The book also covers the Multiaxis Classic family toolpaths: Rotary, Curve, Swarf, Flow, and Msurf. A special tutorial is dedicated to teaching how to drill and circle mill holes using Multiaxis toolpaths. Specific parameters such as Cut patterns, Tool Axis Control, Limits, Collision Control, Linking and more are described in detail.

The contents also describe how to verify the toolpaths using the new Machine Simulation module that combines toolpath backplot mode and material removal mode with collision detections.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software (Will last until summer of 2019)
  • Mastercam 2018 Multiaxis Essentials Video Training DVD – Closed Captions

Mastercam 2018 Multiaxis Advanced Training Tutorial

Advanced Multiaxis tutorial

$80
This is the print version
Published by In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN:978-1-77146-653-0

Intended for the advanced Mastercam user, this book contains new projects demonstrating a variety of Advanced Multiaxis milling applications. The initial tutorials introduce Mastercam’s simplified multiaxis user interface featuring custom application toolpaths, and they later transition to the more advanced interface.

Topics include Tool Box toolpaths such as Projection, Impeller floor surface and Impeller blade swarf finish toolpaths. From the Wireframe toolpath family, you will learn how to use Parallel to multiple curves and Morph between two curves. You will also generate rough and finish toolpaths from the Surface/Solid toolpath family, such as Morph between two surfaces, Parallel cuts, Swarf milling and Parallel to surface.

Additionally, a special project is designed specifically to familiarize you with different Collision control strategies and how to verify the toolpaths using the new machine simulation module that combines toolpath backplot mode and material removal mode with collision detections.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software

Mastercam 2018 Design Training Tutorial

Design

$60
This is the print version.
Published by In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-649-3

The Mastercam 2018 Design Training Tutorial provides a comprehensive step-by-step approach to learning geometry creation within Mastercam.

The tutorials featured in the book provide step previews, allowing the user to systematically follow each step with ease. Additionally, each tutorial walks through all the procedures required for each part’s geometry creation. The material also includes practice exercises that further reinforce what has been learned. The Design Training Tutorial covers 2D Geometry, Solids and 3D Surface Creation.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software (Will last until summer 2019)

Mastercam 2018 Router Training Tutorial

Router

$80
This is the print version.
Published by In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-650-9

The Mastercam 2018 Router Training Tutorial provides detailed coverage 2D Geometry Creation, Drilling, Contouring, Pocketing, Nesting, Block Drilling and Importing graphics to machine. Instructions on Tool settings, proper Stock setup and Custom profile tool creation are also included.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software (will last until summer 2019)
  • Mastercam 2018 Router Training Tutorial (PDF)

Mastercam 2018 Project Workbook

Project workbook

$70
This is the print version.
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-654-7

The Mastercam 2018 Project Workbook is ideal for high school students and those who prefer project-based learning.

The Workbook includes projects preceded by an overview of CAD/CAM and basic machining. You will learn how to use Mastercam to program 2D and 3D Milling / Router, Lathe, Solids and Art.

Mastercam 2018 CAD Import & Mill Essentials Toolpaths Tutorial

CAD Import tutorial

$85
This is an electronic only purchase downloadable in PDF format.
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-659-2

The CAD Import & Mill Essentials Toolpaths Training Tutorial is intended for anyone looking to understand the ins and outs of Mastercam Mill Essentials toolpaths, while learning the best practices for importing geometry from various CAD software packages. You will learn how to import AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Parasolid files and create the 2D toolpaths for them in Mastercam.

Each tutorial walks you through preparing the imported geometry using levels, shows you how to check for problems in the geometry and how to move the geometry to set the work zero. We also cover tool settings, stock setup, drilling, tapping, contouring, pocketing, circle milling, slot milling, 2D High Speed Toolpaths (such as Dynamic Mill, Area Mill, Dynamic Contour, Peel Mill & Blend Mill) and using the WCS in multiple fixture applications.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software

Mastercam 2018 CAD Import & Mill Advanced Toolpaths Tutorial

CAD Import & Mill Advanced Toolpaths Tutorial

$75
This is the print version
Published by: In-House Solutions Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-77146-660-8

The CAD Import & Mill Advanced Toolpaths Training Tutorial consists of projects and accompanying practice exercises. It is intended for intermediate to experienced Mastercam users who are primarily importing 3D geometry from another CAD software package.

It is strongly recommended to have a good understanding of 2D machining (provided in the Mill Essentials Training Tutorial, for example) before beginning this book.

Each project explains how to prepare the imported geometry using levels, how to check for problems in the geometry and how to move the geometry to set the work zero.

All of the parts are designed with machinability in mind and include suggested fixtures and tool setups. Clearly laid out objectives and step previews make it easier than ever to follow along.

This book covers Surface Finish and Roughing toolpaths with an emphasis put on the advanced Surface High Speed toolpaths. Other topics include STL Stock creation and its use in solid model verification and how to create and manage Stock models in the Toolpath Manager. Machine Simulation is used to check for collisions between the part, the tool and any of the machine’s components.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software

Mastercam 2018 Wire Training Tutorial

wire tutorial

$55
This is the print version
Published by In-House Solutions Inc.
IBSN: 978-1-77146-651-6

The Mastercam 2018 Wire Training Tutorial provides users with an excellent resource for learning how to use Mastercam to program Wire EDM machines.

The tutorials focus on 2D & 3D Geometry creation and Wirepath creation such as Contour, 4-Axis and No Core. Open contours, Multiple contours, dies and Taper angle projects are covered in detail. Each tutorial guides users from geometry creation through to G-Code generation. Additionally, each tutorial includes a description of the parameters used in the different dialog boxes such as the Wire/Power, Cut Parameters, Compensation, Stops, Leads and Taper.

This book includes:

  • Mastercam 2018 Home Learning Edition/Demo Software

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