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.
Fill in the Blanks
A popup appears giving you a simple set of inputs to fill in:
Easy to Access Power
It’s easy to fill in the blanks, but they give you easy access to power. Each Wizard has been designed with an eye towards what real world machining situations need.
Here are just a few of the power features available:
– Facing Wizard will radius into the cut, which reduces the wear on your tooling and improves surface finish.
– Variety of patterns for holes are available including grids, vectors, circles, arcs, and even the ability to load a list of hole coordinates from another source.
– Our custom Deep Hole Cycles can save time and go deeper than canned machine drilling cycles.
– Lots of little ease-of-use touches like the ability to “Break all edges” with a single click while turning multiple OD diameters.
Add Conversational CNC to Your Toolbox
Everyone should have a little Conversational CNC Programming power in their Toolbox. It doesn’t replace CAM, but it sure is handy for a lot of jobs.
The best thing is it comes with a radically easier way to deal with all GCode because it is a free built-in module of our powerful G-Wizard Editor and GCode Simulator.
No need to buy an expensive stand-alone Conversational package or machine option. Just get a copy of G-Wizard Editor, and you’ll instantly have access to Conversational CNC.
Recently updated on February 15th, 2023 at 02:58 pm