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BobCAD-CAM unveils New 4 & 5 Multi-Axis CNC Software at IMTS 2012.

Clearwater, FL September 10, 2012


As the International Machine Technology Show 2012 kicks off, BobCAD-CAM released their new Multi-Axis 4 & 5 Axis cnc software. Their new software opens the door for CNC shops that have machines that need to perform simultaneous 4 and 5 axis machining the ability to easily perform highly complicated cutting actions. "This type of machining is typically very complicated and requires software to aid in the whole programming stage," said Sean Owen who runs the support and service departments of BobCAD-CAM. New releases include both 4 and 5 axis simultaneous machining capabilities. New toolpath cutting strategies include:

*Parallel Cuts

*Cuts along Curve

*Morph between 2 curves

*Parallel To Multiple Curves

*Project Curves

*Morph between Surfaces

*Parallel to Surface

The 5th axis standard includes a toolpath for trimming that works great for items such as vacuum molds or other shapes that require 5 Axis profile cutting. The 4th and 5th axis pro add-ons also include additional support for the Tapered Tools, T-Cutters, Dove Tails and Lollipop Tool types.

BobCAD-CAM invites you to come and see us at IMTS 2012 September 10-15, 2012 at McCormick Place - Chicago, IL Booth #E-3360. The 29th edition of IMTS. You can also visit BobCAD-CAM online at http://www.bobcad.com or contact them directly at 877-262-2231.

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The 6-axis version of the R17HS high speed variant of the R17 robot is now available. As is our policy the 6th axis is an optional bolt-on module. At the same time we have made it even faster and new software eliminates shake and greatly improves repeatability as this video shows. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG0MeiJ-yE. The video would seem to imply a repeatability of 0.01mm but we are sticking with 0.2mm in the spec. The motor specialist was able to tune the motors from the other side of the pond. My first reaction when we put power on and entered the first commands was to jump back in amazement (and maybe an expletive). Tip speed is now 3m/s; that's 3 times as fast as its nearest competitor yet costs half the price. I love it when a plan comes together.