Mastercam University 2018-01-23T08:50:40+00:00

Mastercam University®

Mastercam University® is the Perfect Solution for Anyone Looking to Learn Mastercam.

With MastercamU®, you learn tips and tricks at your own pace, in your own time, and from experienced Mastercam trainers. Use these new online classes to get up to speed quickly, keep your skills sharp, or even prepare for official Mastercam Certification. MastercamU is open to anyone with internet access and is purchased through Authorized Mastercam Resellers.

Learn from the Experts

Benefit from the knowledge of expert certified corporate trainers who bring their extensive industrial experience and Mastercam mastery to each lesson. Courseware is delivered in over 180 videos using proven industrial techniques. This format lets you learn at your own speed, reviewing all of the tips and tricks to unleash the power of Mastercam.

The Learning Process

In this application-based training, you learn Mastercam by designing and programming toolpaths on real industrial parts. Important concepts are covered that show you how to program more efficiently. For example, you learn how to program quickly and effectively, how to apply multiple set-ups, and how to select the best toolpath strategy for fast runtime and superior surface finish.

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Mill Design and Toolpaths
This course takes new Mastercam students from square one to successfully programming parts to be machined on a CNC mill. Each of the five modules builds on the last and offers a module review to help you advance.

  • The first module introduces the Mastercam environment and basic general functions.
  • In the second Design module, wireframe and solid modeling functions are taught and then applied through a series of specific applications-based exercises.
  • The third and fourth modules focus on part setup and demonstrate fundamental Mastercam toolpaths, including 2D high speed machining.
  • The final module introduces Feature Based Machining (FBM) used to automatically detect and generate all milling and drilling operations for solid models features.

Advanced Mill Design and Toolpaths
This course covers many different ways to create and machine 3D geometry, including an extensive 4th axis module.

  • The first module teaches many different surface creation methods fundamental to a well-rounded CAD/CAM background.
  • The second module is an overview of 3D machining strategies. In this lesson you apply many different machining strategies to similar geometry, seeing firsthand the strengths as well as best application of each of the 3D High Speed Toolpaths.
  • In the third module you put all of the previous lessons into practice by creating programs similar to parts in your shop, including fixturing.
  • The fourth module covers 4th axis machining with lessons on axis substitution, axis positioning, radial and rotary axis machining. This module prepares you for 5-axis machining.

Instructor Certification
The Mastercam® Instructor Certification course is designed to help you succeed in certifying your students. It includes a review copy of the Mill Design and Toolpaths course, which is the baseline for Mastercam training at both major manufacturing companies and colleges all over the country. Including the Mill Design and Toolpaths material allows you to become familiar with the new features, and get up to speed with the many examples covered in the class. In addition to the Mill Design and Toolpaths curriculum, Instructor Certification covers everything you need to know about the Mastercam Certification test.

Multiaxis (Curve / Drill / Circle Mill)
The Mastercam University Multiaxis Curve / Drill / Circle Mill course provides students with a strong foundation in 5-axis CNC programming. The class starts out with an extensive overview of axis combinations, rotary points, and zero positions as they relate to Mastercam. It then builds on how to control tool axis vectors using different geometric entities. The examples explain the many ways to control how the tool approaches and machines with a controlled 5-axis toolpath. This course also covers 5-axis positioning, drilling, trimming, circle milling, and machine simulation. The 4th Axis Rotary Machining section will serve as an overview for those that have previously enrolled in the Advanced Mill Design and Toolpaths course.

Lathe Design and Toolpaths
This course takes new Mastercam students from square one to successfully programming parts to be machined on a CNC lathe. As you program parts you learn to store you work and knowledge. This approach helps you how to save time by building on proven techniques and toolpaths.

  • This first module covers how to create wireframe and solid lathe specific geometry in Mastercam.
  • The second module shows how to set up a lathe file from datum, tool library to verifying toolpath.
  • The third module provides extensive coverage of lathe toolpaths.

Mastercam for SolidWorks
This course assumes you have a basic understanding of SolidWorks® and solid modeling, as well as a basic understanding of CNC machining and associated terminology.

In this course you will learn to program parts directly in SolidWorks, using toolpaths and machining strategies available in Mastercam® for SolidWorks®. Learn to use SolidWorks to create geometry for toolpath control using Mastercam for SolidWorks. Create toolpaths on mechanical parts and assemblies created in SolidWorks or any solid model imported into SolidWorks.

Principles for Machining
If you want to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) content into your training program, Principles for Machining is the answer. This course aligns with the STEM National Standards as they apply to the CAD-CAM-CNC process. Principles for Machining can be used as a standalone pre-Mastercam class. Take your students to the next level by improving your students’ background and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as they apply to machining. Adding Principles for Machining to the Mastercam® Mill Design and Toolpaths course creates the most robust online CAM training available for the educational market. Principles for Machining includes a study guide in PDF format and a framework chart with the standards as they apply to each module.

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