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May
16
Textures for 3D Milling Q & A
Posted by Nick Erickson on 16 May 2017 04:19 PM
Get answers to all the important questions about making your parts stand out using patterns and textures.     Subscribe to BobCAD-CAM's CNC Software Blog Join your fellow manufacturers! Get BobCAD-CAM’s latest CAD-CAM articles straight to your inbox. Enter your email below:   1) What program are you using to create your sample parts, BobCAD-CAM...  [Read More]
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May
11
CAD-CAM and The Importance of CNC Machine Simulation
Posted by Chris on 11 May 2017 03:51 PM
The Purpose of CAD-CAM Software with CNC Machine Simulation As CAD-CAM Software offers CNC businesses a wide variety of design and CNC programming benefits, the aspect of Simulation has steadily advanced over the past 10 years and has become a critical aspect of offline programming in an effort to provide the necessary utilities that help...  [Read More]
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May
8
How and When to Use Check Surfaces vs. Boundaries
Posted by Nick Erickson on 08 May 2017 08:04 AM
Get answers to all the important questions about how and when to use check surfaces vs. boundaries to control where your toolpath does and doesn’t go. What are check surfaces? These are used to trim away unwanted toolpath or to bump toolpath up and out of the way.   What are boundaries? These are used...  [Read More]
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May
5
How to Choose a CAD-CAM Software
Posted by Al DePoalo on 05 May 2017 09:00 AM
Easy to use, easy to learn, easy to own. That’s what most shops look for in a CAD-CAM software. And today, it’s less about “do I need a CAD-CAM system” and more about “which one should I choose this time.” Over the last 30 years, a lot has changed in CAD-CAM, but the idea of...  [Read More]
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May
2
11 Important Questions About Thread Milling
Posted by Nick Erickson on 02 May 2017 11:41 AM
Check out the answers to the top 11 questions that we received during a recent Q&A session on thread milling. Thread milling, a popular feature request from CNC shops, was introduced in BobCAD-CAM V29 and BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS™ V6. This feature makes machining threads easier than ever – allowing you to machine tapered (pipe) threads,...  [Read More]
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