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To enable you to have full control over your machine tool you need software.
CAD + CAM + Machine Controller
CAD - Computer Aided Design - a drawing package that can generate a file format that your CAM software can understand.
CAM - Computer Aided Machine - software that can convert your drawing (CAD) into G Codes that the machine controller can understand.
Machine Controller or (Post Processor) - software that can take the G Codes generated by the CAM software and convert them to signals the machine can understand.
Once you have all three of these and you can use the software to produce your components, then it is plain sailing, well almost!
There are many choices of software today from free internet downloads to very expensive software packages costing many thousands of Pounds or Dollars, whatever you decide to get you must make sure that all three will function together to make your machine work.
Rhonmac-cnc recommend Dolphin software for the CAD/CAM and for the machine controller software go to www.artofcnc.ca
Our policy is one of continual improvement therefore specifications may change without notice. Pictorial representations are intended as a guide only and may vary depending on machine model or product offered.