CAD/CAM Software Provides Modular Functionality Options
BobCAD-CAM software is designed to increase CNC productivity for applications in the aerospace, automotive, production manufacturing, moldmaking and general machining industries with the ability to automatically generate NC programming code for a variety of CNC machine tool controllers. The software provides functionality for two-, three-, four- and five-axis CNC mills, routing, waterjet, plasma, burning and laser machines as well as two-axis CNC lathes. Its modular format enables shops to start off at a reduced technology level and add as needed, including add-ons for artistic machining and nesting sheet optimization. The software includes adaptive high-speed machining, multi-axis milling and routing capabilities.
Importing and exporting CAD files is a fundamental function of CAM software. An understanding of this process can help you know what to expect and will aid you when making a CAM purchase.
Direct numerical control (DNC) should solve problems, not create them. If you under-stand how DNC works and follow the tips presented in this article, you can maximize its benefits and avoid headaches with your system. Part One of a two-part series.
A Lincoln College of Technology machining instructor details the most useful features of Mastercam — his school’s software of choice.