Posted September 29, 2017 4:46 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

Whether you’re a large shop, small shop or hobbyist, BobCAD-CAM is a universally effective tool for handling many jobs, complex or not, and fairly easy to get up and running. CAD-CAM engineers around the world are making some pretty incredible things nowadays with BobCAD’s dynamic CAD-CAM technology. No matter the reason that brought these individuals to pursue their passions through CNC manufacturing, it’s easy to see what makes them successful; determination coupled with the right software. For some it’s getting trained in the software, for others it may be getting good technical support. Not everybody is going to be instantly successful, especially those new to the industry, but with that being said, learning and mastering it can be achieved by simply applying yourself. Training is always recommended when buying new software or upgrading to a newer version. BobCAD-CAM provides customers with a wide range of training and technical support services to make sure that they receive the assistance they need in order to be successful.
 
I’ll let Randy Brady of Southern Precision Tooling say it in his own words: “ The Training Professor Videos SeriesCAD-CAM CNC machine is great and gets you up and running quickly. I did attend a 3-day class in Clearwater and it really helped get us more acclimated to the more advanced features of the software,” says Brady. He goes on to add, “We are basically a job shop that specializes in close tolerance work, 2 and 3 Axis Mill work, some 4th Axis/rotary as well, 2 Axis turning and Wire EDM. We are just getting into Mill/turn with our new Lathe, including sub spindle and Y Axis.”
 
BobCAD-CAM is primarily known for their powerful and affordable software, but it’s their top-notch technicians that make them superior in their industry. “When it comes to programming complex parts, BobCAD-CAM’s Toolpaths and simulation features are second to none. Once I’ve created my Toolpaths, simulation makes it easy to check my work and make sure everything looks right so I’m not wasting machine time or materials. Best of all, BobCAD-CAM’s tech support is always there to help if I get stuck,” said Bill Hamrick of Integrity Machining Inc. Success doesn’t always mean that you have the answer to everything, as Mr. Hamrick alluded to, but when there is a question, BobCAD has an answer.
 
It’s been said once or twice in the industry of manufacturing that “If your machine ain’t turnin’, you ain’t earnin’”, and success for most shops means profitability. Paul Gutierrez of Blackfin Manufacturing, LLC knows this first hand. He goes on to tell us how BobCAD-CAM software has aided in his bottom line: The BobCAD CAD-CAM system allowed Blackfin Manufacturing to immediately design and produce CNC parts the very first day they installed the software package. “Our Engineer, Brandon Gutierrez, designed parts and BobCAD produced CNC code that cut excellent parts on our CNC Router the very first time! We were amazed that we did not have to edit or modify a single line of code. Brandon quickly learned additional features of the software that allowed us to machine and nest parts very efficiently which allows us to cut costs and offer our customers lower prices. Brandon routinely achieves 100% product yield!”, says Gutierrez. Not editing code and almost 100% product yield surely saves time for Paul and Brandon, which in turn means money in their pocket as they can accept more jobs frequently.
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One of the greatest compliments our customers give us is how easy our software is for them to use. BobCAD made simplicity (along with affordability) their mission from the get-go and it has been a staple of this company for over 30 years. I’ll let Martin Sprecher of Hall Industrial Models explain how BobCAD software makes his life easier: “The feature I like best is the ability to model and program with the same software. I have used other high-end software systems that are good at programming but the CAD sides are difficult to use. I also needed a system that I could learn quickly. I rely on the whole package to make money I design and make different parts every day, I built many form dies and use the software to import the CAD model from the customer then design a die around it and program my CNC machines. The only thing other than BobCAD I use is an inexpensive back plot system the works very well with my programs. The best additional tool BobCAD provides is the Training Video selection. I have been able to learn functions as I need them”, concluded Sprecher. There are many things that contribute to the overall success of a CAD-CAM engineer, but as you can see, there is a common theme in that success; hard work, knowing when to seek the proper assistance and technologically sound software. Keep these core principles close and before you know it you will experience the success you seek.

 

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The Successful CAD-CAM Engineer
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The Successful CAD-CAM Engineer
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CAD-CAM engineers make some really incredible things with BobCAD’s dynamic CAD-CAM technology. What makes them successful? Determination and the right software.
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