Archive for month: May, 2016

May 27, 2016
27 May 2016

MecSoft Launches MILL-Xpress

Irvine, CA, June 6, 2016: MecSoft Corporation, the developer of industry leading CAD/CAM software solutions, has announced the launch of a new configuration to the Milling module of its popular CAM software product line, called Xpress. This configuration is tailored for the growing community of makers, tinkerers, and DIY’ers who are looking for an easy to use, inexpensive but powerful software solution for programming CNC mills.

MILL-Xpress will be available for VisualCAD/CAM, RhinoCAM and VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS.


Features of this configuration include:

  • 2½ Axis methods such as Facing, Pocketing, Profiling, and Drilling
  • 3 Axis methods such as Z-level roughing and Parallel Finishing
  • Standard tools such as Ball, Flat, Corner Radius, V and Drill tools
  • Free post processors
  • Ability to step up to more advanced configurations as the need arises

The launch of MecSoft’s MILL-Xpress configuration will give the growing community of makers a very capable and inexpensive solution to enable them in their pursuit of learning and utilizing CNC technology. Even though our products are currently being used by many in this movement, we feel that with the launch of this configuration, we are making it even easier for makers to participate in the utilization of advanced CNC technology, stated Joe Anand, President of MecSoft Corporation.

About MecSoft

Headquartered in Irvine, California, MecSoft Corporation is a worldwide leader in providing Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software solutions, addressing both Additive and Subtractive manufacturing technologies, for the small to mid-market segments. These solutions include products VisualCAD/CAM/3DPRINT®, VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS® and RhinoCAM™ & Rhino3DPRINT. These software products deliver powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for users in the custom manufacturing, rapid prototyping, rapid tooling, mold making, aerospace, automotive, tool & die, woodworking, and education industries. For the latest news and information, visit mecsoft.com or call (949) 654-8163.

May 19, 2016
19 May 2016

Dube’s Customs 1948 Willys Jeep Dash Insert

Dube’s Custom Street Machines specializes in building, restoring, and customizing show cars and bikes. Here is one example of how VisualCAM® fits into their custom production process.

1948 Willys® Jeep Dash Insert

Using the 2½ Axis Pocketing toolpaths in VisualCAM® 2016, Dube’s machined the logo for the dash insert (shown below). The other 2½ axis toolpaths used Profiling, Engraving, Chamfering and Drilling.

 

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Check out the finished product in the video below.

 

If you want to learn more on how VisualCAM® can work for you, contact us today or download a demo.

May 5, 2016
05 May 2016

RhinoCAM “Get’s the Job Done” at T-FAY TECH!

From speaking with Tamas Fay at T-FAY TECH Machining, you get the sense that he expects a lot from his CADCAM tools. That they simply have to work – and most importantly that they can’t get in the way of getting a job done! One of the features T-FAY TECH really likes about their RhinoCAM® Profissional configuration is how easy it is to create multiple setups and Work Zeros where they need them on parts that need to be machined from multiple orientations.

“It’s a small thing really but to me it is very important”, says Tamas.

“Other CAM software I have used in the past make it unnecessarily complicated to do even the simplest tasks. Not so with RhinoCAM!” 

 

RhinoCAM

Tamas’s RhinoCAM Professional configuration provides the complete suite of advanced 3 axis toolpath strategies and the ability to create multiple coordinate system setups. A different Work Zero can then be defined for each unique setup you define. For parts that require machining from multiple orientations, this capability provides ease-of-use as well as saving time during the programming stage.