High Efficiency Milling

This is an intense class that is taught on how to implement, evaluate and select components for high efficiency milling to get shorter cycle times, reduce tool wear and extend machine life. Students will learn guidelines to selecting key components with hands on interactions to build their ability in identifying and creating an efficient milling process. The outcome of this class is for students to analyze the whole milling process, select the correct components and create an efficient CNC milling process to increase productivity using Mastercam Dynamic Motion.

Major Topics

  • Identify materials and Material Groups
  • End mill selection and calculate parameters for specific material groups and programming methods
  • Tool holder selection and maintenance
  • Coolant
  • Work holding methods for different part features, materials and programming methods
  • CNC machine specifications
  • Program multiple parts with different geometry using Mastercam 2D High Speed Dynamic Motion
  • Calculate and analyze productivity outcome of Dynamic programming
  • Complete a final project
  • Live milling demonstration every class


Basic proficiency in Mastercam Mill, and knowledge of CNC mill setup and operation.

Next HEM class:

HEM Class is being updated new dates TBD

Who Should Attend:

New or current Mastercam programmers, CNC machinists, recent CNC technical or college grads, engineers or anyone with basic Mastercam programming ability.



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