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Free CAM Post Processors

SOLIDWORKS CAM & CAMWorks post processors, designed for your specific machine needs, ensure you get the proper G-code to link your CAM system to your CNC machine.

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Standard and Custom Post Processors for CNC Programmers

In a CAM system, CNC machine movements are visually represented on-screen using lines, arcs, circles, and splines, with each displayed tool path corresponding to a Cutter Location (CL) value. Behind the scenes, post processors convert this CL data into machine-specific G-code required for proper operation.

Choosing the right post processor is crucial, as it ensures the accurate translation from the virtual image to G-code, preventing potential machine crashes. The post processor acts as a behind-the-scenes guide, facilitating a seamless transition from the digital representation to the physical manufacturing process.

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How Hawk Ridge Systems Can Help?

Over the years, we have produced exacting code for clients of all sizes and the most demanding machines. We have a full-time dedicated staff that writes and handles post processors only, leveraging their combined 75+ years of experience. This allows for fast turnaround times and more individual focus on your immediate need.

  • When an aerospace company with over 125 CNC machines, some costing as much as $2 million, needed a company they could trust for post processors they turned to us.
  • When a tier 1 automotive supplier needed parts fast for a new machine, we provided the post processor within days.
  • It’s not all about the big companies – we are here for you no matter how large or small. We were just as happy to supply a small shop with their Röders ultra-high-speed milling machine p