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5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

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Our company just purchased an NTC 5 axis laser and I am looking for offline programming solutions. I've seen the Cenit product and looks great. Is there any other that I can compare to or is this the way to go?

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

I worked for a company that recently bought cenit and it is wonderful fot programming and fixtures

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

Sorry I don't know anything specific to lasers but are you just generating G-code? There are many cam packages that can handle 5-axis work. We use Surfcam. Alot of it depends on what CAD package you use. Surfcam is VERY good at importing files from many formats.


RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

Trumpetman,

Cenit is a very good product however I think you need a unix seat.  Helmut hasn't actually said when Catia v5 will be available.  you also might want to take a look at tebis, it has improved greatly and very much resembles cenit.  Finally Maz-CAT Can work but it's too much work to.

Have you heard about bluestar Laser?

Congrats on the new purchase.

jckenney
cadlsi@sbcglobal.net

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

Hi there,

we have a Mazak 5 axis Laser, and I have had the same problem with finding programing solutions.
Mazak sell a 3D programe suite, but it is very expensive and knowing their other software products, it's more than likely very compilcated.
I purchased some 2D and Rotary programing software from SigmaTeK. And at the time we disscussed them writing up a post processor for doing full 3D. They didn't seem to think it would be a big problem. But because of the amount of 3D cutting we do, we decided not to carry on with it.
There worth a go, very good company to deal with.

Regards.

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

Caren,

Did you buy a space gear? or a big 5 axis?


James Kenney
Laser Specialists

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

To James Kenney,

We purchased a SpaceGear 48, about 3 years ago now.

Regards.

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

Trumpetman,

There is a product called PEPS by Camtek that can provide 3rd party programming for your 5-axis laser.  

Regards

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

I been using BoBCad for other machining but it a good cheap cnc program runs about 1000.00 and does everything I need

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

TeTebis is definitely the best choice for a 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming.

Best regards,

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

Oups ... Tebis

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

You may want to look at Metamation's MetaCAM.  This is the best laser software I have used in my short laser career.

RE: 5 Axis Laser Offline Programming

Caren,
Mazaks FG-CAM and Space-CAM packages are frickin' sweet.

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