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Desktop Metal Announcement

April 12, 2021

We are thrilled to announce the beginning of an ambitious new partnership between CAD/CAM CONSULTING SERVICES INC. and Desktop Metal, a Boston-based company that designs and manufactures 3D metal printing systems. Desktop Metal is an American-grown additive manufacturing company that creates intuitive, accessible, and highly cost-effective 3D printers, with the goal of bridging the gap […]

Making the Switch from Lathe to Swiss

January 11, 2021

By: Angie Grant, Marketing- CNC Software. If you are using a lathe to machine a part with a length to diameter ratio that exceeds 3:1, you may be wasting time and money. Luckily, switching from Mastercam Lathe to our Swiss Solution is quick and simple. Virtually everything is the same as using Mastercam Lathe when programming […]

Cybersecurity Best Practices When Working From Home

November 11, 2020

By:  Craig Pollack, Founder & CEO, FPA Technology Services, Inc. ( These days, working from home has become the de facto standard for most knowledge workers. Now that employees have seen how well it works, we’re knee-deep in a HUGE culture shift. As they say, Work From Home is here to stay. Now what? Well, […]

Why Maintenance

September 15, 2020

BETTER ACCESS TO THE MOST ADVANCED MASTERCAM An economical solution to maximize your productivity. Mastercam Maintenance provides you with valuable features and benefits to get the most out of your CAD/CAM investment. Maintenance customers always have access to the latest technology available and are first to receive the latest software and updates from Mastercam. This […]

Drive your 5 Axis Machines with Probing Webinar

August 19, 2020

Join us and NCSIMUL Wednesday, August 26th at 11 AM PST. For a webinar showcasing how to pick up probing points and apply them to simulation to accurately portray how offsets will be used in a real-life environment. For more information visit the event brochure. Register here.

Share Your Mastercam Story!

August 10, 2020

By Courtney Riley, CNC Software, inc. If you are a Mastercam user, you push the limits of what is possible, and we want to hear from you. We know you have a story to inspire everyone—including your fellow community of engineers, machinists, programmers, and partners. You are Shaping the Future of Manufacturing®. CNC machines are […]

Manufacturing Excellence:  Preparing for a Post-COVID World

July 13, 2020

By BJ Schramm ( In this era of COVID 19, most manufacturers have been experiencing significant reductions in volume. While the recovery time will vary from industry to industry, markets will return and volumes will come back to pre-COVID 19 levels. While we are strained financially for the short term, are we taking advantage of […]

Online Training is Now Available!

July 1, 2020

Classes are back! Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff has been working diligently from remote locations to continue serving all of our customers’ needs, with the exception of our live training. While all other operations have and will continue to function relatively normally, we were forced to close our facility and cancel […]

Mastercam X9 is Retiring

May 10, 2020

A Mastercam Mill3D X9 system updated today will be $6,625 Updating the same system after May 28, 2020, will be $9,375 Save over $2,750 by updating today!   We are reaching out to let you know that Mastercam X9 will be retired with the release of Mastercam 2021 on June 1, 2020. Please review the […]

camInstructor Partnership Announcement

April 17, 2020

CAD/CAM CONSULTING SERVICES INC. is partnering with camInstructor! We are proud to announce our new partnership with Canada-based camInstructor, an online CAM software education company, to bring experienced Mastercam training to you at home. Without being able to currently offer our popular in-class training courses, we explored other methods for remote learning and believe this […]

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