News Categories
(543)Articles (187)News (43)Events (88)Press Releases (71)BobCAD-CAM (385)CAD-CAM (4)Nesting (5)cad-cam training (1)cnc software training (1)online training (48)Case Studies (11)Seminars (87)bobcad (46)cnc milling (50)machine shop (3)cnc plasma (6)cnc router (372)cnc software (42)production machining (8)Machine Setup (6)Wire EDM CAD-CAM Software (5)cnc nesting (6)cnc router software (4)cnc sheet optimization (2)nesting cad-cam (6)plasma software (9)bobart (17)cad/cam (1)IMTS 2016 (33)cad-cam programming (4)cam system (4)cad-cam simulation (5)cnc simulation (9)software (21)Manufacturing Technology Training (4)Training Classes (8)Training seminar (354)CAD-CAM Software (18)Manufacturing Industry (1)section 179 tax deduction (1)Tax Savings (8)Artistic Manufacturing (19)3 Axis CNC Machining (11)4 Axis CNC Machining (18)5 Axis CNC Machining (1)Haas UMC 750 (1)Robey Tool and Machine (12)BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS (1)Brokklyn Custom Metal Fabrication (1)Design CAD (2)Gold Partner CAM Add-in (1)Inc. (7)SOLIDWORKS (1)Tormach CNC (1)WAX RAX (344)CAM Software (1)Architectural Renaissance Techniques (1)CAM Simulation (1)CarveTech (1)Engravimng (1)Mold Making (1)Texas Injection Molding (1)Copeland Racing (1)High Speed CNC Machining (1)racing (79)CAD-CAM Quick Tips (42)Tutorials (6)BobCAM (2)CAD Design (1)SOLIDWORKS Design Software (1)SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner (2)3D machining (1)3D Parts (2)3D Programming (1)3D Toolpaths (1)2D Machining (1)2D Toolpath (1)BobCAD AfterDark (4)CNC (1)Thread Milling (7)3D Toolpath (2)Boundaries (4)CAM (2)Check Surfaces (4)Milling (2)Toolpath (1)CNC Machine Simulation (1)2D Pockets (1)3D Milling (1)3D Surfacing (1)Plunge Roughing (1)2 Axis Lathe (1)2 Axis Lathe Software (2)CNC Lathe (1)CNC Turning (4)Lathe (2)Mill Turn (1)computer aided design (1)4 Axis Machining (1)4 Axis Rotary (1)CNC Mill (1)CNC Mill Turn (2)Indexing (2)Machine Simulation (1)Rotary Toolpath (1)Wrapping and Rotary (1)DXF Files (1)Sign Making (1)New Product Releases (1)Sign Expert Training Videos (1)Training Professor Videos (1)Embossing (1)Engrave on a surface (3)Engraving (1)V-Carving (1)5 axis programming (1)Live C (1)MultiAxis CNC Machining (1)Training Video Professor Series (3)CAD CAM (1)Mill 3 Axis (5)CAD (1)Guitar Manufacturing (1)Network Licensing (1)CAD-CAD (2)Plasma (1)Martin Sprecher BobCAD-CAM Successful Customer (1)Post Processor (2)Training Videos (1)Blackfin Manufacturing LLC (1)Customer Review (5)Customer success (1)R & D Machining (92)Tech Tuesday (1)IMTS (1)cam softwware (3)cnc terminology (2)advanced pocketing (1)advanced toolpaths (2)pockets (1)3 axis (1)case study (1)vertical milling (2)5 axis (1)5 axis indexing (1)5 axis swarf (1)swarf (2)CAD Tree (1)Cad tree V31 (1)multiaxis sorting (1)multiaxis sorting options (51)v31 (1)bobcad-cam software (1)multi passes (1)multiaxis multi passes (1)toolpath points (1)advanced rough (1)advanced roughing (2)mill pro (1)mill pro v31 (1)bobcad wireframe (1)wireframe to solid (1)cartesian Coordinate system (34)quick tip (1)title blocks (2)shape library (1)offsets (1)orientation (1)work offsets (1)extract edges (1)v31 cnc (1)section view (2)project curves (1)imprint (1)spun profile (1)arcs (2)planes (6)tech tuesday (1)drill multi depth holes (2)drilling (2)user interface (1)hole pattern (1)drill hole sort pattern (2)quick tips (1)tapping (1)thread library (2)Articles @es (1)cutter comp (1)lead-in/out (1)counterbore (1)holes (8)2 axis (1)open profile (1)machine inside pocket (2)bobcad-cam cnc (1)direction of cut (1)profiling (1)demo mode (3)2d (1)qyuick tip (1)ramp slot (1)slots (2)side rough (1)2 axis tabs (2)bobcadcam (1)tabs (1)haas rs 232 (1)depth of cut (1)solid fillet (1)cylinder (2)pocketing (3)chamfer (1)solid chamfer (1)view normal (1)bobcad facing (1)edge breaking (1)mill (1)mill premium (1)morph (1)roughing (1)tapered pockets (2)tapered walls (1)art cnc (1)success (1)3d (1)counter bore slot (1)counterbore slot (1)tapered pocket (1)facebook groups (2)press release (2)3d control (1)v31 quick tip (1)3d geometry (1)boundary (1)depth options (1)angle range (2)operation stock (8)BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS Quick Tips (1)face milling (1)facing (7)v7 (1)minimize retracts (1)contour ramping (1)profile tabs (1)extend (1)trim (1)open pocket (2)docking panes (1)calculator (2)data entry (1)tips (1)select geometry (1)shading off (1)boolean add (1)center pocket (1)filet (1)manufacturing milestones (1)constraints (1)custom (1)geometry (2)ID (2)OD (1)stock (1)Private (1)2d to 3d (3)design (1)part print (1)wireframe (1)workflow (1)feature types (1)region (2)turning (1)finish patterns (1)carpet (1)loopers (1)tufting machine (1)sketching (1)bobcad technicians (1)support (1).stl (2)simulation (2)cam tree (1)manager (1)artistic cnc (1)bobart manager (1)UCS (1)boolean (1)cone (1)solids (3)new release (21)v32 (1)new software (1)installation (1)installing v32 (1)upgrade migration (1)current settings (1)default settings (1)cam tree settings (1)tool library (1)v32 tool library (1)material library (1)v32 cad tutorial (1)v32 mill (1)v32 mill tutorial (1)ribbon bar (1)lathe tutorial (1)wire edm (1)wire edm tutorial (1)laser (1)tutorial (1)waterjet (1)posting (1)work offset (1)work offset pattern (2)Surface Modeling (1)Surfacing Features (1)wireframe creation (1)Lathe Training Professor (1)Mill Training Professor (1)Service Pack Release (1)2D Drilling (1)depth settings (1)T-Cutter (1)BobCAD-CAM V32 Service Pack 2 (1)software updates (1)BobCAD-CAM software version (11)V33 (1)V33 Release (2)BobCAD Service Pack (1)bobcad updates (1)BobCAD V33 new version (1)V33 updates (1)BobCAM Updates (1)BobCAM V8 (1)BobCAM V8 new version (1)CAM software for solidworks (1)General News (1)BobCAM for Rhino (1)CAM modules (1)Rhino CAD (1)rest machining (1)Peck Drilling (1)Side Roughing (1)CNC Machining (1)Hole Feature Recognition (1)Probing (1)V9 (1)Corner Slowdown (1)V33 Features (1)BobCAD V33 Service Pack 2 (1)Drill Tip Positions (3)V33 CAM Features (1)Barrel Mill Tool Support (1)BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS V9 (1)Adaptive Feedrate (1)Advanced Feedrates (1)G code (1)Radial chip thinning
RSS Feed
News
Jun
1
Tech Tuesday: Barrel Mill Tool Support
Posted by Steven Soehl on 01 June 2021 12:15 PM

Tech Tuesday is a weekly blog that addresses some of the most common questions and concerns that I hear throughout the previous week from users of BobCAD’s CNC software. Both customers and future customers are more than welcome to leave a comment on what they would like to see covered for the following Tech Tuesday.

 
A new feature in V33, BobCAD-CAM now supports Barrel Mills for most operations. More and more companies are turning to Barrel Mills. Cutting with Barrel Mills can save an unbelievable amount of time and money. Until now, we’ve had no way to support these tools in your operations, but after working hand in hand with Melin Tool Company to test and retest, we can give you a product that puts this amazing tool in your hands. BobCAD-CAM offers four different types of barrel mill tools in 3 Axis milling and Mill 4 Axis Standard packages. Two additional barrel mill types can be utilized with the Mill 4 Axis Pro surface based toolpaths. See the diagram below to get an idea of why these tools are quickly becoming the standard.
 

Barrel Mill Tool Support - CAM feature found in BobCAD-CAM V33

 
In the diagram, you can see the smaller step over that is necessary for the ball endmill versus the barrel mill tool. Also the cusp height, or scallop height, is noticeably smaller when using the barrel mill tool. This means with the barrel mill tool, you will have less passes and a better tolerance on a part when using this toolpath down tapered walls. When programming with barrel mill tools, you can save time in machining and also cut your parts with a better tolerance level.
 
Here are the four different types of barrel mill tools that are now standard in V33:

four different types of barrel mill tools

 
With these types of tools, you can program a barrel mill tool with a much deeper step down and still leave the desired cusp height. It’s easy to see how these tool shapes can save so much time!
 
Download a demo of V33 today and try out Barrel Mill Tool Support!
 
BobCAD-CAM has provided CAD-CAM CNC Software products to the global manufacturing industry for over 30 years. BobCAD-CAM software can be found to increase CNC productivity for many applications in aerospace, automotive, production manufacturing, mold making, general machining, woodworking as well as the medical manufacturing industry, consumer products, musical instruments, custom fabrication, defense industry and many others due to the products ability to automatically generate NC programming code for such a wide variety of CNC controllers. BobCAD-CAM software is also found in educational institutions throughout the world as well as independent hobby home use. Products include machining technology for 2, 3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC Milling, Routing, Waterjet, Plasma and Laser machines as well as 2 Axis CNC Lathe. BobCAD-CAM is modular allowing shops to start off at a reduced technology level and add technology as it is needed including an add-on, BobART, for artistic machining. Unique technology includes adaptive high-speed machining multiaxis milling and routing which is a first in the world of CAD-CAM software. BobCAD-CAM also provides a variety of quality training products that include regional and online training classes or private sessions tailored to specific applications. Professional certification and multi-tiered support solutions are available. Contact BobCAD-CAM directly for more information at 877-262-2231 or 727-442-3554


Read more »



May
19
Tech Tuesday: Corner Slowdown
Posted by Steven Soehl on 19 May 2021 04:22 PM

Tech Tuesday is a weekly blog that addresses some of the most common questions and concerns that I hear throughout the previous week from users of BobCAD’s CNC software. Both customers and future customers are more than welcome to leave a comment on what they would like to see covered for the following Tech Tuesday.

 
A new feature in V33 is the Corner Slowdown option in our Advanced Feedrate page. This new feature will allow users to break their toolpath into smaller segments and reduce the feedrate in the corners of the toolpath. BobCAD users have many different options in this feature. You have the option to apply this feature in external corners only, internal corners only, or all corners. You can apply a specific minimum angle and maximum angle, a certain distance from the corner, and a desired feedrate percentage.
 
The minimum angle option determines the minimum angle change difference between two entities to determine whether they should be handled as a corner.
 
The maximum angle option determines the maximum angle change difference between two entities to determine whether they should be handled as a corner.
 
The distance from corner option is the distance from the detected corner at which the entity will be broken, and the slower feed rate applied.
 
Feedrate percentage is the percentage of the cutting feedrate to be applied to the portions that will be slowed down.
 
The Corner Slowdown option is available in many operations now including pocket, profile, engraving, chamfer, and corner rounding. You can cut your feedrate to a specified percentage when you approach corners. Many variables need to be taken into consideration, especially ensuring the tool does not engage too much material at the same time. Having the tool engaged in the material too much can easily break a tool. When moving around a part, additional stock is always encountered in the corners.
 

Corner Slowdown - CAM feature found in BobCAD-CAM V33

 
Notice how much additional material this tool engages in the corner. While you want to remove material as quickly as possible, scenarios like this have to be accounted for, and until now, that meant having to slow the speed on the rest of the path as well. Now, with the new Corner Slowdown feature, simply specify how close to get before the corner, and the percentage to slow the feedrate down to and you’re done! The toolpath is broken and the feedrate is reduced by the specified percentage.
 
This feature will even allow you to divide the specified distance into a number of segments so the feedrate gradually drops to the specified feedrate percentage! Now, you can finally set your speeds as fast as you can, and focus on slowing down the toolpath in the corners when absolutely necessary. Download a demo of V33 today and try out the new corner slowdown feature!
 
BobCAD-CAM has provided CAD-CAM CNC Software products to the global manufacturing industry for over 30 years. BobCAD-CAM software can be found to increase CNC productivity for many applications in aerospace, automotive, production manufacturing, mold making, general machining, woodworking as well as the medical manufacturing industry, consumer products, musical instruments, custom fabrication, defense industry and many others due to the products ability to automatically generate NC programming code for such a wide variety of CNC controllers. BobCAD-CAM software is also found in educational institutions throughout the world as well as independent hobby home use. Products include machining technology for 2, 3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC Milling, Routing, Waterjet, Plasma and Laser machines as well as 2 Axis CNC Lathe. BobCAD-CAM is modular allowing shops to start off at a reduced technology level and add technology as it is needed including an add-on, BobART, for artistic machining. Unique technology includes adaptive high-speed machining multiaxis milling and routing which is a first in the world of CAD-CAM software. BobCAD-CAM also provides a variety of quality training products that include regional and online training classes or private sessions tailored to specific applications. Professional certification and multi-tiered support solutions are available. Contact BobCAD-CAM directly for more information at 877-262-2231 or 727-442-3554


Read more »



May
12
Tech Tuesday: Probing
Posted by Steven Soehl on 12 May 2021 04:35 PM

Tech Tuesday is a weekly blog that addresses some of the most common questions and concerns that I hear throughout the previous week from users of BobCAD’s CNC software. Both customers and future customers are more than welcome to leave a comment on what they would like to see covered for the following Tech Tuesday.

 
The new probing features offered in our CAM software includes 41 different probing cycles. By touching off your tools, setting your work offsets, and performing in-process measurements, programming for your probing cycles has never been easier.
 
There are many in-process measurement cycles including:

  • Single surface in X, Y, or Z
  • Web to measure the width/length of a part
  • Pocket to measure the width/length of a pocket
  • Bore to measure the diameter of holes
  • Boss to measure circular parts
  • Internal/External corners
  • 5-Point rectangle internal/external to measure length and width
  • Angled surfaces

 
With these new probing features, you can now program everything for your milling machine in BobCAD-CAM. Try the new probing features today!
 
BobCAD-CAM has provided CAD-CAM CNC Software products to the global manufacturing industry for over 30 years. BobCAD-CAM software can be found to increase CNC productivity for many applications in aerospace, automotive, production manufacturing, mold making, general machining, woodworking as well as the medical manufacturing industry, consumer products, musical instruments, custom fabrication, defense industry and many others due to the products ability to automatically generate NC programming code for such a wide variety of CNC controllers. BobCAD-CAM software is also found in educational institutions throughout the world as well as independent hobby home use. Products include machining technology for 2, 3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC Milling, Routing, Waterjet, Plasma and Laser machines as well as 2 Axis CNC Lathe. BobCAD-CAM is modular allowing shops to start off at a reduced technology level and add technology as it is needed including an add-on, BobART, for artistic machining. Unique technology includes adaptive high-speed machining multiaxis milling and routing which is a first in the world of CAD-CAM software. BobCAD-CAM also provides a variety of quality training products that include regional and online training classes or private sessions tailored to specific applications. Professional certification and multi-tiered support solutions are available. Contact BobCAD-CAM directly for more information at 877-262-2231 or 727-442-3554


Read more »



Apr
13
Tech Tuesday: Side Roughing Patterns
Posted by Steven Soehl on 13 April 2021 02:52 PM

Tech Tuesday is a weekly blog that addresses some of the most common questions and concerns that I hear throughout the previous week from users of BobCAD’s CNC software. Both customers and future customers are more than welcome to leave a comment on what they would like to see covered for the following Tech Tuesday.

 
Using the side roughing options for an outside profile in previous versions have been limited. In V33, BobCAD-CAM has implemented many new options to optimize your profile cuts. Now, instead of only calculating your side roughing passes by stock remaining, there is an option to calculate the extra passes by the certain stepover you desire.
 

Options to calculate the extra passes by the certain stepover you desire by Stock Remaining or Stepover

 
You can now sort the side roughing passes in a specific order. If you are implementing multiple passes down the stock at a certain depth of cut, you can set the order of the side roughing operation to reach the full depth before stepping over. The other option is to step over the toolpath all the way to the final profile pass before stepping down to the next depth of cut.
 

 
Depending on which sorting method you use, you also have the option to define either a Zig or a Zig Zag cut. Users can implement a Zig Zag cut back and forth down the stock when sorting by passes. When sorting by slices, customers can now implement a Zig Zag cut going back and forth across the stock before dropping down to the next depth of cut.
 
Try all of these new side roughing features in V33 today!
 
BobCAD-CAM has provided CAD-CAM CNC Software products to the global manufacturing industry for over 30 years. BobCAD-CAM software can be found to increase CNC productivity for many applications in aerospace, automotive, production manufacturing, mold making, general machining, woodworking as well as the medical manufacturing industry, consumer products, musical instruments, custom fabrication, defense industry and many others due to the products ability to automatically generate NC programming code for such a wide variety of CNC controllers. BobCAD-CAM software is also found in educational institutions throughout the world as well as independent hobby home use. Products include machining technology for 2, 3, 4 & 5 Axis CNC Milling, Routing, Waterjet, Plasma and Laser machines as well as 2 Axis CNC Lathe. BobCAD-CAM is modular allowing shops to start off at a reduced technology level and add technology as it is needed including an add-on, BobART, for artistic machining. Unique technology includes adaptive high-speed machining multiaxis milling and routing which is a first in the world of CAD-CAM software. BobCAD-CAM also provides a variety of quality training products that include regional and online training classes or private sessions tailored to specific applications. Professional certification and multi-tiered support solutions are available. Contact BobCAD-CAM directly for more information at 877-262-2231 or 727-442-3554


Read more »



Apr
24
BobCAD-CAM V32 Service Pack Released
Posted by Steven Soehl on 24 April 2020 11:39 AM
BobCAD V32 Service Pack 2 Release Notes This second update for BobCAD-CAM V32 includes enhancements in CAD and Posting and corrections in the following areas; General, CAD, General CAM, Mill, Lathe, Wire EDM, Simulation and Posting.   For information about all the new enhancements and corrections released in BobCAD-CAM Service Pack 2 Build 3482, see […]
Read more »