Conversational CNC Programming Software for MILLING
stop the cad/cam overkill !!
NOT every workpiece requires a complex and expensive CAD/CAM system … nor a CAD/CAM programmer.
CAD/CAM was originally created for complex aircraft programming and is a DESIGN tool first and foremost. It was NEVER designed to be a PRIMARY G code generating tool.
If you are not designing … DUMP the CAD … KEEP the CAM with Kipware® conversational for CNC programming.
Why Shop Floor programming?
95% of machine shops around the world spend every day in the creation of G code for “everyday” workpieces … not airfoils and dies.
The Kipware® conversational CAM approach allows novice programmers as well as experts to quickly and easily create G code CNC programs faster than any CAD/CAM program … without the need for a CAD drawing nor CAD/CAM experience. And … the real world development of Kipware® conversational has taken the programming of complex shapes, using the conversational approach, to new, higher levels.
Conversational programming does not require ANY G code experience … just answer the questions. Anyone can create professional G code programs using the fill-in-the-blank forms … no CAD or drawing experience required.
Kipware® is DIFFERENT
Kipware® software uses simple fill-in-the-blank forms to create powerful G code / CNC programs that include “best programming practice” outputs like canned cycles, cutter compensation and more.
The forms speak a machinist’s language … with terms and input fields that make sense reflecting our design by real chipmakers and machinists using real world shop floor experiences.
No past CNC programming experience nor G code experience is required. Beginner programmers never have to even see the G code … or dig deep into the G code if you are an experienced programmer.
With Kipware® conversational users do not need to know Fanuc, Okuma, Haas or any programming language … just answer the questions and Kipware® does the rest.
- Easy to install … receive a download and get programming within (1) hour on normal business days and within (12) hours on off days.
- Lifetime purchase … with no maintenance fees … and (2) seats standard !!
- NO Drawing Experience Required … pick a menu, fill-in-the-blanks to describe the shape, generate automatic speeds and feeds with the wizard, click create program … BANG … G code.
- Professional G Code … any user can create professional G code employing “best programming practices” including canned cycles … cutter compensation … ramping … chamfering … all done automatically by Kipware® conversational.
- Create Programs with Multiple Operations … unlike simplistic wizards, Kipware® creates real world programs with multiple operations and multiple tools to machine workpieces completely.
- Complex Shape Programming … Kipware® goes beyond just conversational with the included SketchPad that can import a DXF file and generate a toolpath quickly and easily.
- Supplement, Compliment or Replace any CAD/CAM system by adding Kipware® conversational for quicker, easier everyday type programming. Kipware® = everyday programming … CAD/CAM = complex programming.
- The ONLY Conversational 3D Programming on the market … because we are innovators and pioneers. Standard shapes like cones, troughs, tapered holes, bowls, and more can be programmed using simple, fill-in-the-blank forms … no drawing required !!
- The ULTIMATE in Portability … Many machine tool builders have embraced conversational shop floor CNC programming … the problem … CNC controls are NOT PC’s and have limited power … and the conversational CNC programming is locked to the machine. Kipware® conversational CAM uses the full power of the PC and is the ultimate in portability. One purchase gives ALL your shop equipment conversational programming capabilities.
- NO Special PC Requirements … we built Kipware® to run efficiently on the shop floor with no requirements for outlandish video cards, vast memory or extreme processor speeds. Find minimum requirements HERE.
- Tons of Real World Companion Programs Included Standard … Kipware® conversational CNC software also comes standard with real world programming tools like our backplotter to view your toolpaths, toolbox software that puts everyday formulas at your fingertips and speed and feed wizard that auto-calculates cutting parameters and auto-inputs that data where required.
- KipwareM® is full 5 axis (3+2 positional) capable STANDARD !! We didn’t design Kipware® to be a limited, underdevolped “wizard” … we designed Kipware® to be a REAL WORLD programming tool.
- LITE Version is available … all the power with just a little less fluff.
Kipware® conversational cuts through the clutter and complexity that CAD/CAM has forced on the market to help users create everday G code programs quickly and easily.
Since 1986, Kentech Inc. has been a leader, innovator and pioneer in PC based conversational CNC programming software combining over 25+ years of professional manufacturing experiences with innovative computer programming skills.
Kipware® conversational is the PREMIER conversational CNC programming software on the market. Our Clients include Fortune 500 companies … Industry Leaders and Pioneers.
KipwareM -- Features and Screenshots
kipware® conversational Video gallery
“We need that replacement part for the Wackonator !!”
The innovative SHOP FLOOR CNC programming model can compliment and even replace the complex and expensive CAD/CAM ONLY model !!
This video shows KipwareM® in action and illustrates it’s ease-of-use and simple power. STOP THE CAD/CAM OVERKILL !!
NEW RELEASE — this video illustrates why Kipware® is the GOLD standard in PC based conversational CAM. Constant innovation and unprecedented ease-of-use makes Kipware® a must-have for any level of CNC programmer’s arsenal.
This video illustrates the unequaled ease-of-use and simple power for creating G code for machining standard 3D shapes in KipwareM®. The ONLY conversational 3D programming on the market !!
NEW RELEASE – June / 2020. Easily create square or rectangular bosses with any chamfer or any radius on any corner in seconds with the new O.D. BOSS CONTOURING menu in KipwareM®. Check it out !!
“Conversational” CNC controls like Haas, Okuma and others are NICE … but they are not running on a true PC and as a result are inferior to Kipware® and PC based conversational. Not to mention they are locked to the machine !!
The ONLY Conversational 3D Programming in the Industry !!
KipwareM® contains the ONLY conversational 3D programming option on the market. Using fill-in-the-blank forms users can quickly and easily … without a CAD drawing … create complex 3D toolpaths for standard 3D shapes.
CONES … TAPERED HOLES … TAPERED Square & Rectangular BOSS … TAPERED Square & Rectangular POCKET … Horizontal & Vertical TROUGHS … Female BENDING DIES … CURVED SURFACES … BOWLS … RADIUS EDGES … TAPERED RADIUS EDGES … and we’re constantly adding new options based on user requests !!