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Old Sat 06 December 2014, 13:35
danilom
Just call me: Danilo #64
 
Novi Sad
Serbia
Estlcam

While roaming the youtube I stumbled about this CAM software.

http://www.estlcam.com/anleitung.php

Seems pretty capable and very affordable (50 usd or 35eur)

It has all that you need, pocket, profile, preview toolpath and 3D machining
I installed it but had no time to test all the functions. Has Linuxcnc and Mach3 postp.
It even has a implementation of trochoidal milling toolpath, its a toolpath where the endmill is engaged at full depth, maximize axial chip thinning and allow much higher feedrates. Don't know if this is usable on wood thou
http://www.estlcam.com/100w.php


Forgot to mention ... its capable of sending the gcode directly to Arduino Uno and therefore control the machine directly . INSANE

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Old Sun 07 December 2014, 03:41
Duds
Just call me: Dale
 
Canberra
Australia
Great link!

I particularly liked this video http://youtu.be/T4fn-tP1PuI that also demonstrates the trochoidal cutting technique really well. I learned something tonight.
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Old Sun 07 December 2014, 22:36
KenC
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Klang
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Very nice! Thanks for the link!
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Old Wed 10 December 2014, 09:59
digit
Just call me: Dominic
 
Quebec
Canada
That website and software is in Deutsch. Is it possible to get website and software in English ?
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Old Wed 10 December 2014, 13:57
racedirector
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New South Wales
Australia
If you use Google Chrome browser it will translate it for you
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Old Wed 10 December 2014, 14:01
digit
Just call me: Dominic
 
Quebec
Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by racedirector View Post
If you use Google Chrome browser it will translate it for you
At least the web page. What about software :s
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Old Wed 10 December 2014, 14:08
danilom
Just call me: Danilo #64
 
Novi Sad
Serbia
Don't know where do you see only Deutch?

Links I posted point only to english pages and software is in English language

http://www.estlcam.com/downloads/Estlcam_setup7.exe
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Old Wed 10 December 2014, 15:45
digit
Just call me: Dominic
 
Quebec
Canada
Both with chrome et firefox the page is in Deutsch here.

Might be something with his server.
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Old Wed 10 December 2014, 21:12
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
I get English page at 1st try.
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Old Thu 11 December 2014, 04:38
Duds
Just call me: Dale
 
Canberra
Australia
I've been using ESTLCAM and found it a very good application the webpage and the application are a mix of German and English but the application is simple to use and makes good gcode. I really like that the output code is marked up with comments and messages.
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Old Thu 11 December 2014, 14:10
racedirector
Just call me: Bruce #122
 
New South Wales
Australia
Tried this myself and just couldn't get it, must be a bit slow. No undo, can't deselect anything you select by accident and a few other issues. I'll stick with Cambam thanks....

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Old Thu 11 December 2014, 14:32
Duds
Just call me: Dale
 
Canberra
Australia
Bruce, what version of CAMBAM are you using?
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Old Thu 11 December 2014, 14:33
racedirector
Just call me: Bruce #122
 
New South Wales
Australia
Dale, using .098N and just looking at the about window I have 38 evaluations left
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Old Tue 17 March 2015, 23:44
notimeforwork
Just call me: kwguy
 
kitchener, ontario
Canada
Estlecam is a very economical choice for beginners learning cnc. It does have its drawbacks - it only handles dxf files with single layers, and with that limitation it doesn't do 3d surfacing as someone suggested.

It is very easy to learn how to use, and is a perfect stepping stone to something a little more complicated and pricey. I've used estlecam on and off for about 6 months. With it I was able step up my understanding of cam programs enough to attempt to comprehend the benefits of a cad/cam package program.
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Old Wed 15 April 2015, 10:04
notimeforwork
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kitchener, ontario
Canada
Latest two versions of Estlecam do have a rudimentary 3d surfacing feature. It will handle an STL file and gives you few machining strategies.
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