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Powerful & Affordable CAD/CAM Software
BobCAD-CAM CNC programming software offers a shop everything necessary to work with or fully design solid part files and machine them directly. This includes file importing and complete hybrid solid modeling features for designing simple and complex parts for machining. CAM functionality includes toolpath and machining strategies for multi-tool drilling, roughing and finishing for 2, 3, 4 and 5 Axis CNC Machining. The latest BobCAD-CAM software is modular so you don't have to spend more for what you need right now. Also offered is CNC Lathe, Artistic and Nesting add-on products that are all developed to save you time and increase profitability.
BobCAM for SolidWorks
BobCAM for SolidWorks is the latest in CNC machining technology integrated as an Add-In inside of SolidWorks™ for creating 2, 3 and 4th Axis toolpath and complete G-Code programs for your Machine Tool. BobCAM gives you special machining wizards for all of the milling strategies which removes the guesswork from programming. Aside from providing you standard 2 axis machining capabilities and multi-tool drilling capabilities, the latest BobCAM for SolidWorks™ add-in offers powerful advanced machining technology which includes advanced Roughing with optimized step control, Rest finishing, Flatlands and Pencil machining strategies allow you to rough and finish parts faster, smarter and easier! This new release also includes the ability to create multiple machine setups and gives you all new single window virtual simulation! The cost is simply an added benefit! And now you can add-on the new 2 axis lathe module for CNC Turning right inside SolidWorks™!
Manufacturers of The Future
BobCAD-CAM is proud to announce the all new Manufacturers of The Future campaign for schools, teachers and students everywhere! The goal of this program is to provide teachers and students with the latest in CAD Design and CAM machining software technology at costs that can easily fit into your budget.
This program includes special pricing that works for schools as well as for students that want a powerful CAD/CAM solution as they enter the work force. Our class-lab software packages include training tutorials and video instructional materials that are aimed at creating professionals with the skills required to enter the manufacturing industry successfully.
- CAD/CAM Software that is easy to teach
- School Software packages come with Training Videos
- Students pick up on it faster because of incorporated Wizard Technology
- Support & Training for teachers is FREE
- Students can access CAD/CAM software at prices they can afford
Manufacturers of The Future also includes a "Work-Ready" program which makes our CAD/CAM systems are accessible financially for students to make sure that every student who graduates can enter the workforce with BobCAD-CAM.
|BobCAD-CAM Multiaxis CAD-CAM Software|
Since 1985 BobCAD-CAM has been dedicated to providing manufacturers just like you with powerful and easy to use CNC programming CAD-CAM software. Our purpose is helping you effectively automate the machining process. We now provide CNC G & M Code for Mill, Lathe, Router, Water Jet, Laser, Plasma and Wire EDM machines. Our CAD/CAM systems offer powerful CAD functionality for design combined with Toolpath and complete G Code producing functionality, making programming for your CNC machine simple. We look forward to helping you make chips out of the competition!
For over 25 years BobCAD-CAM has developed and provided CAD/CAM software for CNC shops throughout the global manufacturing industry. As CNC software has evolved, providing faster, smarter, and easier ways to innovate, machine, and bring products to market more affordably, the need for high tech CNC cutting strategies has continued to drive software development. As a result, CNC shops can improve workflow, reduce expenses through using newer toolpath functionality designed to shorten cycle times, reduce tool wear and more. BobCAD wanted to provide the best MultiAxis CNC machining functionality for the lowest possible costs to shops without compromising. With this as their mission, they found like-minded CAD/CAM component developer ModuleWorks out of Aachen, Germany. ModuleWorks is a leading provider of CAD/CAM software components, providing 3 Axis machining, 5 Axis machining and CNC simulation technology as used by many of the leading CAM systems and specialist manufacturing companies. In early 2009 the two companies met in Southern California to discuss implementing a battery of advanced machining capabilities to accommodate the manufacturing industry’s need for powerful CAD/CAM technology.
Three years later, BobCAD-CAM is now the first CAD/CAM software provider in the world to offer advanced high speed adaptive roughing for MultiAxis CNC milling with their new Version 25 5 Axis PRO software. The “Adaptive Roughing” machine strategy in BobCAD-CAM ensures that the cutting conditions remain constant by maintaining “Constant Engagement” of the cutter, which offers great improvements compared to conventional constant “offset” type roughing strategies.
Big benefits to using this strategy include:
a. Constant Cutting Conditions
b. Ability to use higher feed rates
c. Extended tool and machine life
d. Reduced overall machine cycle times on jobs
The fact that high speed adaptive roughing can be used in 2, 3, 4 and 5 axis machining scenarios opens the door for literally anyone in CNC milling or CNC routing to benefit from the technology. Using high speed constant tool engagement, incremental passes to progressively cut corners with support for intermediate slices, and rest roughing can dramatically reduce machine time. This also aids in providing the best finishes possible. BobCAD-CAM V25’s added support of multi-core CPUs cuts down complex toolpath calculation time. For more information on the newBobCAD-CAM 5 axis PRO CAD/CAM software
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Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing software BobCAD-CAM, Inc has gone through the rigorous qualifications checklist as a SolidWorks CAM solution and has met all SolidWorks qualifications in becoming an official Gold Partner. SolidWorks 2011 is focused on optimizing core design functions so users can work smarter and faster to transform new ideas into tangible business results. This is exactly why the release of the BobCAM for SolidWorks gold partner CAM add-in is a critical piece to the overall efficiency in manufacturing as it streamlines and allows the user to maximize productivity. “Integration between key product design applications can shave precious time off of the development process and increase productivity,” said Nick Iwaskow, SolidWorks Manager, Alliances. “Integrating BobCAM directly within the SolidWorks environment helps designers and engineers improve designs and deliver the products their customers are looking for.”
SolidWorks users who machine parts can now take advantage of new milling toolpaths and wizards that remove the guesswork by stepping you through the machining process. A new CNC Lathe module is now available as well offering features for programming 2 Axis lathe, creating toolpath and the G-Code program right within SolidWorks. Being that the new Lathe module has been added, this allows the user to select their smart models as their geometry without the need for wireframe profiles for roughing. This works just like the BobCAM Mill module. For example, if the operator is using a lathe groove feature, the system will detect the grooves in the part automatically and if they are using an internal roughing feature, the system will detect the internal areas, etc. Thus, making the selection process simple in the creation of toolpath.
Single window simulation has been added to the system internally. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to launch an external simulation process as everything is now fully integrated. The new release also addresses milling by adding the ability to create multiple setups. This means the operator can now work on all sides of the part within one single part file. In addition to this, the ability to modify and customize start points for profile milling has been added. For more information on the new BobCAM for SolidWorks CAM add-In contact BobCAD-CAM directly by visiting www.bobcad.com.
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The new program focuses on cost reduction for advanced CAD/CAM licenses for classrooms or labs that need multiple stations, training products that teachers can use including instructional videos and as much support for instructors to ensure they are successful in developing curriculums and teaching CAD/CAM. Lastly, the "Work Ready" aspect of the campaign ensures that students have the software products they need when they graduate. "That means it has to be very low cost and not limited as most Student Versions can sometimes be," said Kevin Hughes, the Educational Director at BobCAD-CAM Software. He continued by saying, "Right now there is a lot of attention on manufacturing jobs in America, so we're proud to support these students and teachers in creating our manufacturers of the future. The program basically gives students a greater chance of getting better paying jobs once they graduate because they will have all the skills they need." Part of the Manufacturers of The Future program includes the ability for schools at all levels to apply for sponsorship which provides them with the complete lab/classroom CAD/CAM package at no cost. More information can be acquired by contacting BobCAD-CAM directly.
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As manufacturers seek to reduce waste, increase productivity and long term profitability, the race to develop CAD/CAM technology for CNC machining continues to play a major role in the speed manufacturers deliver products to market. The next time you look at your cell phone you might just wonder how it was made or more about why it was so affordable. For over 25 years BobCAD-CAM, Inc has focused on developing design and manufacturing software that small shops could afford, yet powerful enough to allow them to compete with larger shops that had deeper pockets for technology. "Leveling the manufacturing technology playing ground is what we specialize in," commented Larry Pendleton, CEO of BobCAD-CAM when asked about his companies dedication to providing industry leading CAD/CAM solutions. Pendleton continued, "It's no mystery that small to midsized job shops are a big part of this country's economic backbone and is why we figured out how to make CAD/CAM technology accessible for these shops without compromising on CNC machining functionality to do so. Manufacturing regularly demands new ways to machine parts...So, we never stop developing." With that noted, the latest BobCAD-CAM core software product for CNC milling is now available.
The new V25 software adds support for 64 bit computers which allots more computer memory for creating toolpath of higher complexity faster. In addition, all of the PRO level toolpaths are now multi-threaded meaning that results can be achieved faster as well. Single window simulation is now developed into the system interface allowing the operator to perform solid toolpath simulations better while displaying paths and the cutting tool along with many other special options.
New Design features include un-wrapping, a special feature preview so you can see what will happen before a feature is executed, spline geometry modification tools, new viewing and a stretch feature. A new improved User Coordinate System provides faster setting up of an imported part that is positioned in the workspace. Basically the operator can simply select a face to setup the UCS. New CAM machining functionality was developed into the system which starts with an all new Stock Wizard. "We have had huge demands from our customers to enhance the stock setup so that it's not only easier to create stock but support irregular stock shapes as well and we finally have it," said Greg Myers, BobCAD-CAM Development Director. A significant addition is the Adaptive Roughing toolpath operation that takes traditional methods to a new level. Adaptive roughing uses a trochoidal style cutting approach where the tool doesn't make sharp turns that produce added wear on the cutting tool. The result is less wear on the cutting tool as well as less wear on the CNC machine. A more friendly and flexible Facing cycle was added along with a variety of other enhancements. The software also received a major overhaul in terms of its tool database. A massive material speed and feed library was included along with tool crib options, a tool holder library and machine definitions so that users can spend more time producing accurate toolpaths and less time figuring out speeds and feeds.
BobCAD-CAM also offers a series of special add-on modules to the core V25 system that includes CNC Lathe, Nesting and Artistic CAD/CAM.
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CAD/CAM Software Streamlines Programming
Version 26 of BobCAD-CAM’s core CAD-CAM software for CNC milling combines existing 2D and 3D machining technology with the company’s Dynamic Machining Strategies (DMS) said to streamline CAM programming.
Providing Consistent Tool Engagement in Five Axes
BobCAD-CAM says it is the first to provide a consistent tool-engagement-angle toolpath strategy for two through five-axis operations.
Consistent Tool Engagement in Five Axes
This tool path applies the consistent-tool-engagement-angle strategy that previously has been only available for two- and three-axis operations to four- and five-axis simultaneous movements.
CAD/CAM Software For Simple and Complex Parts
BobCAD-CAM’s will showcase Version 25 of its CAD/CAM software at IMTS 2012.
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