Cimquest training classes

Cimquest offers comprehensive training solutions for Mastercam at our office locations in NJ, MA, PA, NY and CT. Here are some of the upcoming classes that will be held next month.

Mill Essentials

When & Where
March 14-17 at Cimquest Corporate in Brachburg, NJ

Our Instructor will mentor you in the basics of Mastercam icon functions, geometry and tool path creation that will lead to you to programming many different parts from start to finish. You will learn the foundational principles of basic 2½ axis tool paths and build upon them by programming many real world examples to develop your abilities. You will be able to create and work with basic 2D wireframe and then import and manipulate Solid models for tool path creation in drilling cycles, advanced pocketing, helical entry and the use of dynamic milling. Last you will be able to program rotary axis substitution and index units.

Mill Essentials covers the following topics:

  • Mastercam Interface and layout
  • Creating/Modifying 2D wireframe geometry
  • 2D drafting (notes, dimensions, etc.)
  • Transforming geometry (rotate, scale, etc.)
  • Levels control
  • Creating and manipulating Solid Models
  • Preparing to Machine – machine definition and properties
  • Tool Path Utilities – toolpath manager, verify, back plot and posting
  • 2D contouring, pocketing, and drilling • Chaining basics
  • Advance Geometry creation • Tool control (ramping, lead in/out)
  • Patterns
  • Helical entry
  • Dynamic Milling – advanced contouring and pocketing
  • Advanced drilling
  • Work offsets
  • Rotary axis substitution
  • Indexing


Mill 3 Axis

When & Where
March 8-10 at our training facility in Windor Locks, CT
March 14-16 at Cimqust PA in Harrisburg, PA
March 28-30 at Cimquest New England, in Sterling, MA

Learn to create and edit complex surfaces and curves, and then machine them using a variety of efficient toolpaths. Single and multiple surface machining is discussed. Other topics include pencil tracing, gap settings, tool boundaries, and drive surfaces.


  • Mill 3 Axis covers the following topics:
  • Creating/Modifying surfaces
  • Creating 3D curves
  • 3D wireframe contouring machining
  • Single surface machining
  • Multiple surface roughing & finishing
  • Gouge checking
  • Tool boundaries
  • Cut depths


Mill 5 Axis

When & Where
March 2-3 at Cimquest Western PA in Butler, PA March 21-22 at Cimqust PA in Harrisburg, PA

Learn simultaneous 4 & 5 axis machining operations, including flowline and swarf toolpaths, multi-surface techniques, and 5 axis drilling.

Mill 5 Axis covers the following topics:

  • Contouring
  • Drilling
  • Swarf
  • Flowline
  • Multi-surface
  • Filtering
  • Entry/exit
  • Tool control
  • Roughing / finishing parameters
  • Gouge checking


Lathe Essentials

When & Where
March 17-18 at Cimquest New England, in Sterling, MA March 24-25 at Cimquest Corporate in Brachburg, NJ

Learn Mastercam tools and techniques specific to CNC lathe operations. Get in-depth information regarding lathe toolpaths, including facing and grooving operations, stock transfer, and C-axis machining. Learn how to use lathe tool libraries, create new tools, and use those tools to quickly and accurately turn new components.

Lathe covers the following topics:

  • Chaining techniques
  • Defining tools
  • Libraries
  • Posting
  • Operation manager
  • Tooling parameters
  • Toolpath


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