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This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Mastercam Mill for students with little or no prior experience. It can be used in virtually any educational setting -- from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and voc/tech schools to industrial training centers -- and will also serve as a reliable reference for on-the-job use or as a self-study manual. The award-winning authors have carefully arranged the contents in a clear and logical sequence and have used many hundreds of visuals instead of...

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Overview

This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Mastercam Mill for students with little or no prior experience. It can be used in virtually any educational setting -- from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and voc/tech schools to industrial training centers -- and will also serve as a reliable reference for on-the-job use or as a self-study manual. The award-winning authors have carefully arranged the contents in a clear and logical sequence and have used many hundreds of visuals instead of wordy explanations. An enclosed CD contains Mastercam Demo V. 9 and also includes examples and exercises from the text for student practice. Learning Mastercam Mill Step by Step is sure to become a valuable resource for anyone learning or using Mastercam Mill — overwhelmingly, the leading software of its type in industry.

  • Student-friendly graphical displays are emphasized in lieu of long text and definitions.
  • Includes an overview of the process of generating a word address program.
  • Examples provide step-by-step instructions with graphical displays.
  • Eliminates flipping between pages by featuring all explanations on the same page as the example.
  • Contains exercises at the end of each chapter.
  • Features a process plan for many machining exercises to indicate the machining operations to be performed and the tools to be used.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780831131777
  • Publisher: Industrial Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/9/2003
  • Edition description: BK /CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 941,636
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Mastercam. Creating 2D Geometry. Editing 2D Geometry. Additional Tools for CAD. Generating Hole Operations in 2D Space. Profiling and Pocketing in 2D Space. Editing Machining Operations Via the Operations Manager. Using Transform to Translate, Rotate or Mirror Existing Toolpaths. Using a Library to Save or Import Machining Operations. Engraving Letters on Parts.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2005

    A must to have book on Mastercam programming.

    This book is a must to have for everyone who wants to learn Mastercam Mill programming. As an experienced Mastercam Programmer I am using it as a referance book. Clear, informative, lot's of graphics. Excellent and inexpensive. I say: buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2004

    Alex Rodrigues,CNC Programmer

    MORE THAN 90% of all metal cutting in our shop uses 2D machining. The authors understand the needs of an average machine shop and provide an excellent in depth coverage not found in any other texts I have tried so far. The use of graphics instead of words to explain principles makes it easy for me a foreign born skilled worker to learn the software. The text even comes with a bonus CD that has the student version of the software so I can practice at home. I sent a book to my brother in Mexico whose english is very poor and he was also able to learn the basics of Mastercam. Muchas Gracias Amigos!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2004

    nothing but simple 2D

    too expensive for a 2D book. No lathe or 3D. Too repetitive sometimes in some chapters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2004

    Learning Mastercam Mill Step by Step: Book and CD

    Knighted...? Oscar...? (gotta love authors who review their own books... Good highschool level book. For college or real life applications, get Mastercam Handbooks from CNC Software directly. Far superior explanation of the software with less clutter. The demo cd can be had from any mastercam dealer worldwide for free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2004

    Learning Mastercam Mill Step by Step: Book and CD

    I found the book acceptable, but repetitive. Considering the size of the book, there are many functions not covered, others are covered over and over. It comes with a demo version of Mastercam but can't save any files

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2004

    Learning Mastercam Mill Step by Step: Book and CD

    BLOODY GOOD MASTERCAM BOOK. I AM ENJOING IT, BECAUSE IT MAKES LEARNING THE SOFTWARE SO EASY (I NEVER LIKED TO STUDY). THE AUTHORS SHOULD BE KNIGHTED OR GIVEN AN OSCAR. OR SOMETHING...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2004

    Learning Mastercam Mill Step by Step: Book and CD

    I sincerely believe that this book is one of the best in it's field. Other Mastercam books on the market are or outdated or try to cover too much in one book (mfg processes, cnc, cad, etc.) I tried to use manuals, but they are good for reference only, not for learning the basics. I like the format of this book. It's student friendly. I just hope that Prof. Valentino and Goldenberg will publish another book on Turning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2004

    An excellent mastercam text I recommend it

    Being a former cnc programmer and now instructor I am very impressed with this book. It is easy for novices to learn the proper techniques of mastercam programming. It presents a logical learning pattern using graphics instead of confusing and lengthy definitions contained in many other texts. I found the exercises to be well designed to illustrate the important aspects of the software. Machining exercises contain detailed process tables to help the student understand the sequence of operations and tooling needed to produce the part. As a bonus the text comes with a fully functional student version of mastercam V9.0 and acompanning student exercises so students can practice at home. I like the fact that the authors concentrated on laying a through foundation on 2D CAD and machining and not creating more confusion by mixing in more complex topics like 3D CAD and machining principles. I assume additional in depth texts on mastercam turning and 3D machining will follow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2004

    Not bad but not great

    I would have preferred less repetition of simple tasks. We couldn't find info on subprograms or horizontal milling. This book could be half the size. Ok for schoolkids but industry use needs more indepth book for the software. Where are multiple operations, 3D milling, boring, remachining, HSM? There are better Mastercam tutorials available

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2004

    MASTERCAM SOTWARE AND A SUPER BOOK: what a deal!!!

    When I purchased this book I was just looking for a good book on Mastercam software for beginners (I am a machinist with 22 years of conventional machining). This book is NOT ONLY G R E A T , BUT IT COMES WITH MASTERCAM software + exercises on a CD. My friends: s a v e your money on going to school. Buy this book and in two weeks you will program as a pro. I did it and you can do it. Congratulations and thanks to the authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2004

    Learning Mastercam Mill Step by Step: Book and CD

    This book explains in good step by step instructions on how to use Mastercam. Easy to understand and to learn.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2004

    Very pleased

    This is a wonderful book for beginners who haven't taken Mastercam training or can't afford same. It has lots of practical hands on examples to teach you from A to Z. Very pleased.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2003

    Not too impressed

    Being an experienced Mastercam programmer, I was disappointed with the lack of structure in this book. It is filled with Autocad drawn images of Mastercam (instead of screenshots), and there is no mention of 3D machining anywhere. There are too many examples of similar parts, arranged without any apparent logic or sequence. Basic pocketing, contouring and drilling are covered (over and over and over), but nothing more. There are far better books available from Lin & Shue as well as mastercam dealers worldwide, and they also come with good CD tutorials and lessons.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2003

    Terrific user-friendly textbook

    Extreme care and painstaking detail went into this user-friendly primer on Mastercam. I feel it is a great way to introduce machinists and CNC operators to Mastercam 9 and virtually minimize the traditional learning curve. It is also good for advanced programmers who need to brush up on some of the basics. I myself needed to master some specific processes such as creating operations and tool libraries, which isn't explained well in the help menu or other Mastercam texts. I found it was explained in this book in a thorough manner with graphic details of each step. I would recommend it to CNC tech students, machinists and operators who would appreciate something written from a machinist's point of view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2003

    Exactly what I needed!

    I've been trying to teach myself Mastercam Mill for the past 6 months, and it was going so slowly till I read this manual. The step by step instructions and pictures helped me visualize what I had to do, its almost like being at a training center. I have gained a concrete grasp of mastercam and I could have not done it without this book. The CD was a great help, I was able to practice all the examples hands on and then compare it to the included completed projects. Kudos to the authors for their great work and realizing that this type of tutorial is exactly what students like me need. Thanks.

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