Re: Somewhat off topic - Best CAM Program?

From: asrp (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 03:33:39 EEST

                You may like to consider "Worknc" basically we use for
graphite electrode machining, quite easy to use and covers big range of
machining strategies, their site is

Like you mentioned Esprit we used upto ver10. Its still very strong in
wirecutting, 2d and 2&half D programs. Making 2d drawings not as many as
options as major cad packages but very very simple and fast to use.
Knowledge based database is another plus point. If you need any further
info on these two packages drop me a mail.


----- Original Message -----
From: "SiderWhite" <>
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Sent: Friday, May 04, 2001 10:52 AM
Subject: RE: Somewhat off topic - Best CAM Program?

> This is a little bit off-topic but it is somehwhat related because it can
> used in a
> RP environment:
> What is the best CAM program out there for the money (including service
> 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
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