RE: Somewhat off topic - Best CAM Program?

From: Ed Lambourne (
Date: Tue May 08 2001 - 13:31:57 EEST


Delcam products are most certainly available in the US!
Details of our software can be found at
North America: Delcam Inc. 3270 Electricity Drive, Windsor, ON N8W 5J1
Tel: 800-664-3506 or 519-974-8088 Fax: 519-974-8170
E-mail: marketing
Delcam will be pleased to put you in touch with our Sales Partner
nearest to your location.



Ed LAMBOURNE                                Delcam plc
Technical Director                      Small Heath Business Park,                        Birmingham, B10 0HJ, UK
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-----Original Message----- From: Wolfram Oldörp [] Sent: 05 May 2001 19:10 To: RP-ML Subject: Re: Somewhat off topic - Best CAM Program?

Take a look on Delcam and Cimatron products. We are searching for a while, because we are not so happy with IDEAS Generative Machining. Hope both are available in US. kind regards Wolfram Oldörp

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----- Von: "Paul Finelt - Optimum Online" <> An: "SiderWhite" <>; "Rapid Prototype Mailing List" <> Gesendet: Freitag, 4. Mai 2001 04:19 Betreff: RE: Somewhat off topic - Best CAM Program?

> Ah Glenn you've been around here long enough to know not to ask these kind > of questions. What are you trying to do ... set of another rp-ml > skirmish..... > > This question is like asking what kind of a truck you should buy. What are > you hauling? What fits your style? Budget? What Machine tool? Machining > knowledge and abilities? Wait were those last questions about trucks or > machining. > > Look around ALOT. TEST ALOT. Most of the popular s/w buys you a wonderful > hopefully stable ) set of tools with which to generate toolpaths. You had > better know machining though, because none of them will make you a toolmaker > / machinist. > > Be sure you can translate models from all the CAD systems you might want to > communicate with. If you're going to IGES the data in, I GUESS (please grin) > you better be sure IGES works as advertised on both ends of the process > (sending system and receiving system.) > > Call me if you have any questions. 914-699-0000 x207 > > PLF > "Thinking that got you into your problems, will not help you get out of > them" paraphrase of quote from A. Einstein > > -----Original Message----- > From: []On Behalf > Of SiderWhite > Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 8:53 PM > To: Rapid Prototype Mailing List > Subject: RE: Somewhat off topic - Best CAM Program? > > > This is a little bit off-topic but it is somehwhat related because it can be > used in a > RP environment: > > What is the best CAM program out there for the money (including service and > support)? > We plan to do 3-axis machining like die repair and various brackets and > fixtures. Typical materials would be low to high carbon steel, stainless > steel, and titanium. We are currently using AutoCad Mechanical Desktop for > our CAD design work. > So far I've narrowed it down to these four: > 1. Mastercam > 2. Surfcam > 3. Gibbscam > 4. Esprit > Any opinions or comments would be very helpful. > Thanks, > Glenn Whiteside > > > > For more information about the rp-ml, see > > > For more information about the rp-ml, see

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