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3 Axis Undercutting
Published on May 8th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

An undercut is a situation where material is removed from an area of a workpiece such that the remaining material forms a recessed or lower surface relative to the surrounding area. In other words, an undercut is a shape that is created when a cutting tool removes material from an area that can’t be reached […]

5 Axis CNC Router
Published on May 4th, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Why Choose a 5-Axis CNC Router Manufacturers across various industries choose 5-Axis CNC routers for their precision and versatility.  This week, let’s look at why they are so popular, and NEW CAD CAM features that make programming them easier.  Who Chooses a 5-Axis CNC Router? 5-Axis CNC routers are well-suited for any manufacturer that requires […]

Published on May 3rd, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Discover what the Best CAD CAM features are for working with images. Make sure to join us this week as we review BobART and how to use it to load image files, move them to position, and convert them to the geometry you can 3D engrave with a V tool cutter.  For most CAD-CAM systems, […]

4 Axis CAD CAM Indexing
Published on April 27th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

If you are just getting started with 4 Axis cnc router, indexing is likely the first feature you’ll need to master. Using an index system, you can automatically rotate your job to any position, making it easy to program part features found at different angular locations. What is a 4 Axis CNC used for, and […]

Two Machine Setup Locations
Published on April 26th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

Are you tired of wasting time, money, and resources on errors and inefficient manufacturing processes? Look no further than CAD CAM simulation! This powerful tool offers numerous benefits, including detecting errors, providing greater visualization of the manufacturing process, and optimizing tools for production. Detect errors with BobCAD CAM software by simulating the machining process before […]

CAD CAM Cut Order Control
Published on April 26th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

CAD CAM Cut Order Control |  New Operation Manager This New CAD CAM feature controls the cutting order of your machining features and operations. Giving you individual control over features, operations, and tools called and run in. “process order control.” The New Operation manager adds Drag and Drop to CAD CAM cut order control. This […]

Best CAD CAM Features for 4 Axis CNC Routers
Published on April 24th, 2023 in Articles, Tech Tuesday

Discover what the Best CAD CAM features for 4 Axis CNC Routers in 2023, the ones that make it easy to program your 4-axis projects like 4 Axis wood carvings, 4 Axis columns, 4 Axis furniture legs, and more~! If you are considering your first 4-Axis CNC router or own a 3-Axis router and you […]

Published on April 21st, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

Feedrate Control Update for 3D Milling Improvements to feedrate control make it’s way into one of the most used 3D machining toolpaths, equidistant offset.  This toolpath is popular with anyone using it due to its consistent finish along steep and shallow surfaces, unlike the planar and Z-level finish, which is suitable for one and not […]

deburring fixture avoidance
Published on April 20th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

3D Milling 3-Axis Edge Breaks Need to put a soft edge on a 3D profile?   Use a chamfer mill and the new deburring toolpath, it’s the fast and easy way to program these typically challenging part features. Holes, Pockets, and Voids on curved surfaces leave sharp edges,  deburring softens these edges with a small radius […]

dynamic holder checking
Published on April 18th, 2023 in Articles, CAD-CAM Quick Tips

Running into things you shouldn’t will cost you more than time! This is why current BobCAD-CAM, BobCAM for SOLIDWORKS, and BobCAM for RHINO all offer gouge checking options with dynamic holder checking. Use this feature to ensure you’re collision free! Want to learn tips and tricks of Advanced 3D Milling? Join us Wednesday @ 1 […]

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