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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding CAM Post-Processors

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding CAM Post-Processors

Many people have questions about the post-processors used in CAM systems, such as:

  • What is a post-processor?
  • Why are they frequently customized?
  • How do you get your post-processor customized?
  • How do you change the post you're using?

We’re going to try to answer many of these common questions in this blog article.

March 23, 2020
Learn to Maximize Your CNC Machining Efficiency

Learn to Maximize Your CNC Machining Efficiency

Is your machine shop running as efficiently as possible?

You need the right tools and we’ve got them.

February 27, 2019
How to Set up Your Machine in SOLIDWORKS CAM

How to Set up Your Machine in SOLIDWORKS CAM

You’ve been through the tutorials, took a class or two and are feeling pretty good about getting programming using SOLIDWORKS CAM. But every time you fire it up, you always repeat the same steps, Machine, Tool Crib, Post Processor etc and every time you think to yourself, there must be an easier way. There sure is, and you’re in the right spot. Take a celebratory sip of your favorite brew, stretch those knuckles, as we’re about to walk you through your first steps of getting your machine and post processor setup.

January 2, 2019
How to Set Up Your Tool Crib in SOLIDWORKS CAM

How to Set Up Your Tool Crib in SOLIDWORKS CAM

So you’ve got your mill setup, you’ve ordered all of your tools, vises, and holders. Let’s not discuss how much you’ve just sunk into ‘ancillaries’ to get this venture, AKA hobby, going. Wipe that brow, take a sip of that brew, and let’s talk tooling. Whilst you can just adjust tools on the fly, from a productivity standpoint, it just makes sense to take a little bit of time to get that tool drawer synced up with SOLIDWORKS CAM. And that’s what we’re going to walk you through here.

January 2, 2019
Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS CAM

Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS CAM

So you’ve done it…you’ve sunk your life’s savings (or should that be wife’s savings) into a CNC. You’ve taken the garage door off, cut a hole in the roof, broke your back in 5 places and dropped a thousand bucks into a curse jar but you’ve got your machine in its final resting place. You’ve jogged it around, loaded up the hand-written g-code that you spent all of Sunday night writing, double checking, and testing… without crashing…much. And you’ve quickly realized that conversational programming is about as fun as explaining to your wife why she must park on the street and why your kid needs to get a job because their college fund is ‘invested’ in a big box in the garage. And let’s not forget, it means tying up the machine and being stood in the cold shop.

January 2, 2019