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CAD-CAM Guide for New CNC Machinists

Maybe you are transitioning from manual machining to CNC machining or maybe you are newer to machining and just want to learn more. Either way, this article has the information needed to bring you up to speed on the basic things you should know when getting started. Let’s start with some everyday terminology you can expect to see regularly. Today’s whitepaper is for new CNC machinists. We will introduce you to everyday terminologies you need to know, introduce you to the various kinds of machines that accept G or M code and the types of software that are available for those machines.
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5 Ways CAM Software Cuts Your Programming Time In Half

Reducing programming times and improving the machining process is something that all job shop manufacturers are trying to achieve. So, how do you do it? Here are 5 things manufacturers can do to cut their programming time in half using BobCAD-CAM CNC software!
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Newly Designed Interface in BobCAD-CAM’s V31 CNC Software

The release of BobCAD’s V31 CNC software has stepped away from the antiquated toolbars, and layered menus of the old Windows applications, instead, opting to go with a more modern, ribbon-style interface.
 
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BobCAD’s V31 CAM Software Plunge Roughing Routine Makes It Easy to Remove Hard Material

As many of your out there know, a good way to quickly rough hard material in a plunge roughing operation. There are many benefits to implementing this approach and BobCAD’s new V31 CAM software offers users multiple ways to accomplish this for 2-5 axis part programming.
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BobCAD-CAM Releases Latest CAD-CAM Software: V31

BobCAD-CAM announced on August 22, 2018, that their latest software, V31, is available for sale to the public. V31 stepped away from the antiquated toolbars and layered menus of the old Windows applications and breathed new life into the software by integrating a modern, Ribbon-style user interface. Not only is BobCAD-CAM’s Version 31 release introducing significant power for both the CAD and CAM side of things, they also upgraded the entire customer experience to be more intuitive and modern.
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Mirroring Toolpath With CAD-CAM Software Saves You Time & Steps

Did you know you can mirror your multiaxis Toolpaths with CAM software? This allows users to program one side while mirroring it for the other, saving them time and steps. Let’s look at how.
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Pro CAD-CAM Tip: Minimize Retracts

Did you know you can minimize your retracts, keeping your tool down between passes instead of going to clearance every pass? Here is how it works:
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Pro CAD-CAM Tip: Isolate Geometry Using Layers

Did you know you can isolate geometry by putting it on its own layer in your CAD-CAM software? Check it out!
 
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CAD-CAM Buyer’s Guide: Mill 4 Axis Standard vs Mill 4 Axis Professional

Users who are doing 3 Axis work on a 4 Axis machine, utilizing the rotary for positioning, will find products like BobCAD-CAM’s Mill Standard to be most effective. Machinists that are performing full simultaneous 4 Axis work will find their Mill Professional module to be more to their liking. With that being said, which module is right for your shop? Let’s look at these 2 and highlight the benefits both modules provide to the user.
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Modular CAD-CAM Software Keeps Costs Down, Productivity High

So what is modular CAD-CAM software? Simply put, it allows different software functionalities to be accessed independently from one another. Integrated CAD and CAM is a great way for shops to run at peak performance and centralize all their programming and machining needs with the availability to upgrade the software functionality as needed. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits.
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