Our CAD/CAM software solutions are bundled and priced at deep discounts for schools to incorporate the world’s leading CAM software into their curricula—with all the functionality of the industrial versions of these products included in the Mastercam Educational Suite.
Teachers appreciate the flexibility to teach everything from introductory lessons all the way to advanced CAM applications. Whether you want to briefly expose students to computer-aided design and manufacturing, enhance STEM education programs, or prepare students for careers in manufacturing with hands-on instruction, you can do it all with this software.
Mastercam Educational Suite includes:
- Mill, Lathe, Wire, Router, Design, Art, ProDrill.
- Standard library of 2-, 3-, and 4-axis post processors.
- Support and resources for the education community.
Mastercam skills prepare students for rewarding careers as makers and innovators Shaping the Future of Manufacturing™.
Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software in the world.* This makes our educational solutions a valuable addition to the curriculum of any technical education program. If you want to prepare your students for successful careers in manufacturing, get them started with Mastercam in the classroom.
- #1 installed seats in education
- #1 installed seats in industry
- Largest network of support
- Curriculum for all levels
Learn how our Mastercam Educational Suite can help you prepare your students for rewarding futures in technology and manufacturing.
Quick Part Series
Teach Mastercam with project-based learning curriculum designed to take students through the CAD/CAM/CNC process from the project start to a finished part using a streamlined Quick Part Interface. Each tutorial includes instructor and student guides and an introductory video.
Give the world’s #1 CAM software a test drive. Download Mastercam Demo/Home Learning Edition at no cost. Students and educators can use Demo/HLE to learn Mastercam and get familiar with the latest advances in CAD/CAM – every step of the way up to actually machining a part!
Prepare your students for real-world opportunities in manufacturing with the most widely used CAM software—in both education and industry—as part of your school’s curriculum.
Some educational departments that benefit from teaching Mastercam include career technical education, precision machining, advanced manufacturing, engineering and technology, machine technology, manufacturing technology, computer-integrated machining, and CAD/CAM technology.
Extend tool life with proprietary toolpath strategies that maximize material removal rate and reduce cycle times.
Take advantage of innovative profile tools and processes aimed at greater efficiency and higher machining productivity.
Reduce costs and cut programming time with advanced toolpaths like Deburr and Equal Scallop.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I learn CAD for free?
If you want to learn CAD for free, you may find training opportunities through local community programs and various online platforms. Mastercam University is a great place to get started, but you should eventually seek hands-on training using CNC equipment. This may be accomplished through on-the-job training or at an educational institution like a technical or community college.
Is Mastercam free for students?
Mastercam Educational Suite is not free, but it is a cost-effective option for educational institutions to teach students to use the CAD/CAM software they are most likely to encounter when they enter the workforce. Mastercam Demo/HLE is a free download available to anyone interested in learning the software, and courses on Mastercam University are also available to help students get started. The Learning Edition enables practice using Mastercam for free, so you can design parts and apply cutting strategies, but it will not produce G-code.
How can I get free Mastercam?
Mastercam Demo/HLE is a free download available to anyone interested in learning the software, and courses on Mastercam University are also available to help students get started. The Learning Edition enables practice using Mastercam for free, so you can design parts and apply cutting strategies, but it will not produce G-code.
Can you learn CAD/CAM online?
Yes, you can learn CAD/CAM online. Mastercam University is one option—but at some point, you will want to have hands-on training using CNC equipment to produce parts. You may also find online and in-person training opportunities hosted by your local Mastercam Reseller. Other options to learn CAD/CAM include online and in-person training from providers like Streamingteacher, camInstructor, and numerous technical and community colleges.
What is the best online CAD/CAM course?
The best online CAD/CAM course is going to vary based on your individual goals and needs. If you want to learn CAD/CAM for a specific job, choose a course that teaches the software that the potential employer uses. If you want to learn CAD/CAM for more universal employability, Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software in industry, so it may be best to choose an online CAD/CAM course that teaches Mastercam.
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