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Published on September 19th, 2019 in Articles, News

Today’s Topic on 2 Axis turning will answer this question, “Can I force down-cutting on my finish pass”? The answer is yes! Using patterns from the basic finish toolpath gives you 5 options to choose from; let’s take a look.   After you have roughed out the profile of your part geometry, it’s now time […]

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bobcad lathe cnc software feature type programming
Published on September 18th, 2019 in Articles, News

Today’s topic focuses on 2 axis turning. Let’s take a look at Feature Types and Region options in BobCAD’s Lathe software & how you can use them to program your parts efficiently.     When using BobCAD’s 2 axis Lathe Wizard for turning cycles, you’ll use your feature parameters to control where on the part […]

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Published on September 16th, 2019 in Articles, News

Constraints are used as a boundary to control where the toolpath is created. They are also used as the base point of which the rapid plane will increment from. Today’s article will take you through the options that BobCAD provides when utilizing the Lathe CNC software.     The following are 3 options you have […]

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Published on September 12th, 2019 in Articles, News

Have you ever wondered about the first-ever CNC machine? Maybe you’ve thought about it while sitting at the machine or perhaps it didn’t even dawn on you at all! Well, either way, you are in luck because we did some digging and found some cool facts to share with you. Let’s take it back to […]

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Published on August 26th, 2019 in Articles, News

shape library and selected the slanted pipe support, extruding the middle. Now we are currently our top view.     What we want to do next is go to the Create 2D tab and select Arc so we can cut out some holes. I’m going to enter 1.5 into my X value and 1 for […]

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Published on June 19th, 2019 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips, News

Today’s topic is mainly for CNC router programmers but can be used in metal applications as well. Here is the scenario, you need to finish profile some ⅜ wide slots and your running into issues with the lead-in/out not having enough room for cutter compensation. What options can you use to finish the slot profile […]

bobcad cnc software user interface; new
Published on June 14th, 2019 in Articles, News

In our latest version of CNC software, we rolled out a brand new intuitive interface. Below is a screenshot of the interface, providing a short explanation of each component you will encounter. There are twelve main areas of the user interface. Learning about these twelve areas and the terminology that is used to describe them […]

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bobcad MOTF cnc education program
Published on May 31st, 2019 in Articles, News

BobCAD-CAM has been developing CAD-CAM software since the mid-’80s. We recognized the need to equip schools and students of the manufacturing sector with a solution to real-world challenges. Schools that teach Design & CNC machining have been experiencing a growing need for software technology that will work with their CNC machinery. The challenge? Finding software […]

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bobcad cnc software multiaxis multi passes
Published on May 10th, 2019 in Articles, News

Side roughing for multiaxis toolpaths is made simple using the multi passes option. Let’s take a look at the steps to add side roughing to any multiaxis toolpath in our V31 CNC software. Get Your Part File HERE       Download our latest CAD-CAM software   You’re one click away from subscribing to BobCAD’s […]

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bobcad cnc software vocabulary
Published on April 29th, 2019 in Articles, News

Welcome to the final part our 3-part series about the basic CNC terminology that new users will encounter on a day-to-day basis. Let’s wrap it up with these final 21 terms machinists will be incorperating into their daily vocabulary!   What is RS-232 used for? ​ Communication.   What is DNC? ​ Direct Numeric Control. […]

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