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We mourn the passing of Tom Shelar

August 30, 2019

All of us at CCCS mourn the passing of our friend, mentor, and leader, Tom Shelar.  You will be missed more than you can possibly imagine. Tom Shelar Tribute

Mastercam 2020 Installation Issue

August 12, 2019

It has come to our attention that when Mastercam 2020 is the only installed version on a computer, the HASP drivers are not automatically installed.  This is only for standalone installs and will not create any issues for customers who have Mastercam already installed on their PC. Full details and fix can be found on […]

Mastercam Survey

August 9, 2019

We want to hear what you think about Mastercam. Please take a second to take this survey to help us tailor Mastercam to the end user. What happens with the collected data? Corporate Mastercam looks at the results to see where they can improve as a company and improve the product as well. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3097979/mastercam-customer-satisfaction-en?fbclid=IwAR3ZRwTGv-UOPm56diJbdKnxa5Z4PdC_7MsQRCDEmeMbd8USWGpqDSCCtJE

Beyond CAM—Working Together so Everything Works Together

January 14, 2019

(Part 9 of 9) There are many ways Mastercam and our partners are harnessing integrated data technology to improve manufacturing performance and profitability. Here we wrap up our Beyond CAM series with a look at connectivity for effective manufacturing. If manufacturing were as simple as getting an order for parts and programming, and some CNC […]

Beyond CAM—Machine Performance Monitoring and Optimization

January 7, 2019

(Part 8 of 9) There are many ways Mastercam and our partners are harnessing integrated data technology to improve manufacturing performance and profitability. Here we take a look at machine performance monitoring and optimization. The inspection process keeps us informed about the quality of parts and lets us know if dimensions are beginning to drift […]

The Multi-Axis State of Mind: Part 5

September 17, 2018

Part 5: WHO’S GOING TO WRITE THE PROGRAMS? Develop an approach to workforce development that encourages programmers to advance their multi-axis programming skills.  Most shops that transition into multi-axis work have competent 3-axis programmers/operators who can pick up the intricacies of multi-axis programming over a number of months.  As the operator becomes more and more proficient, the multi-axis system […]

The Multi-Axis State of Mind: Part 4

August 24, 2018

LEARN TO PROGRAM IN SPACE Understand that good multi-axis programming is very creative. It is performed with the part sitting in space rather than being anchored in some pre-conceived work-holding solution.  A CAM system is to a multi-axis programmer as a hammer is to a carpenter. It is an essential tool used to complete a job. […]

The Multi- Axis State of Mind: Part 3

August 14, 2018

GET THE RIGHT STUFF- WHAT ELSE? Know what else you need to invest in to make the most of the expansion of your multi-axis manufacturing capabilities. The mere ownership of a capable multi-axis system ideally suited to a shop’s immediate needs does not guarantee a worry free transition into this style of manufacturing. There are […]

The Multi- Axis State of Mind: Part 2

August 8, 2018

The Right Stuff… Equipment Make a big picture analysis of your equipment needs One of the most important decisions you can make regarding the expansion of multi-axis capabilities is what equipment to select. You don’t always have to buy the most expensive equipment to achieve your objectives but it is important to remember that you […]

The Multi-Axis State of Mind: Part 1

July 10, 2018

Many manufacturers worldwide feel threatened and defensive when the subject of multi-axis is raised. They conjure up thoughts of complicated and expensive equipment with multiple spindles and axes that are way beyond their talent and financial resources to acquire and master. This is rarely the case. Rather than getting terrified over some fuzzy notion of […]

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