CNC vs Manual Machining on Simple Parts.
CNC is just as fast or faster IF you have Conversational Programming
Think of a CNC as a Manual Machine with DRO’s and Power Feeds on all axes. Now add a simple graphical interface to set up all the common manual machining operations.
That’s Conversational Programming!
Use simple point and shoot Wizards to generate quick g-code. No CAD drawings, no CAM, no complex g-code programming–perfect for quick projects.
CAM isn’t always the best answer
Simple parts need a faster, simpler solution
For simple jobs use Conversational Programming Software
Look, CAM is indispensible, but for some simple jobs it’s overkill. Here’s what’s wrong with using CAM for every CNC programming task:
CAM needs a drawing to start from. With CAM, there’s no working from the back of the envelope.
CAM needs a lot of detail to support all the fancy things it can do. But if you’re not doing anything fancy, why provide all the detail?
CAM is expensive and not everyone has a seat. How can knowledgeable machinists be productive without CAM?
CAM has a steep learning curve. How do manual machinists leverage their considerable knowledge to be productive right away?
CADCAM is powerful but slow. You can’t do complex jobs without it. But why be slow on simple jobs?
Conversational Programming can help with all these problems.
Conversational Programming is a Free
Built-in Module of G-Wizard Editor.
Here’s how it works:
Start Simple: Pick an Operation
Choose the Conversational Wizard for your task:
There are simple Wizards for most common tasks by machine. Mills and Routers get the Wizards shown above. Lathes get their own Wizards:
You couldn’t ask for easier cnc lathe programming software.
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