From the hobbyist to professional musical instrument manufacturers, CAD/CAM software opens the door for the creation, design and cnc manufacturing of musical instruments and component parts. Throughout the years BobCAD-CAM has helped many individuals and companies automate their workflow, become more efficient and enable them to innovate and make amazing musical instruments through using our cnc software along with the BobART add-on. Here are a few of those success testimonials.
Anyone who buys a bagpipe is buying a link to an ancient way of life. Your blood already pulses to the music of the great Celtic Soul. Let the calls of the Clans from days past blow into the present with bagpipes hand crafted by silversmith and bagpipe maker Roderick MacLellan. Attention to detail & dedication to the highest standards of quality, guarantee a bagpipe of unique appearance. However, this style and intense craftsmanship takes time and until now, has really only been a “hands-on” craft. Master craftsman, Roderick MacLellan manufacturers his bagpipes from the finest materials, using traditional skills and techniques learned in Scotland. His research has enabled his company to stay true to turn of the century techniques which ensure a warm, broad, mellow tone, producing an instrument that is stable and easy to tune. This is essential to the solo performer & competition piper of today. Not that long ago, Roderick made the jump to CNC manufacturing. He had been looking into this for quite a while. The introduction of CNC technology meant that he would be able to mass produce parts for his pipes, increase production and allow him to provide his customer requests for his bagpipes faster. However, the question was if this change would affect the quality of the final product. A high standard in bagpipe manufacturing for only the highest quality final products was the most important factor. Mr. MacLellan continued his research for Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing software to allow him the freedom to create the parts he needed and then machine them without compromising in quality. His search brought him to BobCAD-CAM. After integrating BobCAD-CAM CNC programming software into his shop and learning the ropes he began making the components that he needed in a fraction of the time it took him before CAD-CAM. “What used to take me a week, now takes me an hour,” MacLellan reported. “The BobCAD system has brought me time and allowed me to maintain the quality that I wanted and make improvements as well.” MacLellans”™ bagpipes are thoroughly tested and played by expert players in the U.S. & Scotland, most notably Roderick MacLeod & the late P.M. Angus MacDonald of the Piping Centre in Glasgow. You can visit Roderick MacLellans”™ website at www.highland-pipemaker.com for a catalog of his bagpipes and custom pipe creations.