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Conversational CNC Programming Software for TURNING

stop the cad/cam overkill !!

Spend more time MAKING CHIPS ... NOT DRAWINGS !!

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 … that’s why everything starts with a drawing.  It was NEVER designed to be a PRIMARY G code generating tool.

The common belief is that CAD/CAM is making our shops dumber. Analogy : Sure an airplane pilot uses auto-pilot to fly … BUT he knows how to fly manual. Does your programmer know and understand G code? Kipware® conversational is a GREAT teacher.

If you are not designing ...

Why Shop Floor 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 Kipware® conversational has opened the world of CNC programming to everyone with no CAD or CAD drawing experience required.

Why Kipware?

  • 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 !!
  • Intelligent Interface … spend more time doing and less time learning to use the software.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UNLIMITED, FOREVER-FREE, ACCESS to our complete video training library and online user manual.

Since 1986, Kentech Inc. has been a leader, innovator and pioneer in PC based conversational CNC programming software combining over 30+ 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. 

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.

No drawing, CAD or G code programming experience is required to create powerful G code programs with Kipware® conversational.

Unlike conversational CNC controls … Kipware® is NOT LOCKED to the machine. Kipware® is the ultimate in portability and allows users to program multiple machines with just one Kipware® package.

Unlike simplistic wizards, Kipware® creates REAL G code programs that can contain multiple operations with powerful shop floor features like canned cycles, cutter compensation and more.

conversational OD grooving with Kipware conversational cnc programming software

In addition … if you need to program non-standard shapes, Kipware® conversational includes the Kipware® SketchPad.

Draw directly in the SketchPad or import DXF files from a CAD program and create efficient G code programs for those shapes. It’s easy to create BOTH roughing and finishing toolpaths in the SketchPad.

And the SketchPad includes our patent-pending Machinist Mode. In the Machinist Mode users can simply move the mouse as if it was the tool and create  roughing toolpaths on the fly. Super simple and efficient … anyone can create powerful toolpaths the way you want to machine.

You can program ANYTHING with KipwareT® !!!

KipwareT® is the top of the line in PC based conversational software.
The menu options outlined below illustrate why.

Bar Feed

KipwareT® handles it all from automatic barfeeders to turret mounted pullers.

Facing

Quickly create facing cycles from a simple fill-in-the-blank form.

Simple Turning

Simple one diameter turning with radii or chamfers.

Complex Turning

Multiple diameters with chamfers and/or radii on any/all corners are easily programmed.

Simple Boring

Simple one diameter boring with radii or chamfers.

Complex Boring

Multiple diameters with chamfers and/or radii on any/all corners are easily programmed.

Drilling

From simple drilling to complex peck then pullout cycles ... go way beyond canned cycles.

OD Grooving

Easily create OD grooving or cut off cycles with chamfers and/or radii.

Shoulder Grooving

Complex OD grooving against a shoulder with chamfers / radii.

OD Pulley Groove

Easily create complex grooving cycles for grooves with the same / different tapers.

Full Radius Grooves

Grooves with a radius bottom are easily programmed.

Radius Pulley Grooves

Complex grooves with the same / different tapers and full radius bottom are easily programmed.

OD Profile Grooving

Grooves with ANY chamfer or radii on ANY corner are easily programmed.

ID Grooving

Easily create ID grooving with chamfers and radii.

Shoulder Grooving

Complex ID grooving against a shoulder with chamfers / radii.

ID Pulley Groove

Easily create complex grooving cycles for grooves with the same / different tapers.

ID Profile Grooving

Grooves with ANY chamfer or radii on ANY corner are easily programmed.

Face Grooving

Easily create face grooving with chamfers and radii.

Face Profile Grooving

Grooves with ANY chamfer or radii on ANY corner are easily programmed.

OD Threading

KipwareT® can create cycles for everything from simple straight threads to multi-start to multi-taper threads.

ID Threading

KipwareT® can create cycles for everything from simple straight threads to multi-start to multi-taper threads.​

Tapping

Whether straight tapping or rigid tapping, KipwareT® can handle them all.

Knurling

KipwareT® goes beyond "standard" programming to include op's like knurling.

Ball Turning

Beyond "standard" ... ball turning cycles are easily created.

Back Turning

KipwareT® includes back turning for a straight diameter.

Back Turning

KipwareT® includes back turning for a tapered diameter.

Simple OD Radius

Sometimes it's just a simple OD radius.

Simple ID Radius

Sometimes it's just a simple ID radius.

Simple OD Taper

Sometimes it's just a simple OD taper.

Simple ID Taper

Sometimes it's just a simple ID taper.

Custom Cycles

Easily create custom cycles to be recalled at any time ... parts catcher, parts counter ... anything.

Speed / Feed Wizard

The included wizard auto calculates speeds and feeds and fills the form fields for you.

SketchPad

The included SketchPad allows users to draw or import DXF files ... then create tooplpaths for non-standard type shapes.

Toolpath Plotting

The included KipwareTP® application allows for plotting and simulation before you bring the code to the machine.

Toolbox Software

The included KipwareTB® - Toolbox Software puts shop formulas and other tools like trig calculators at your fingertips.

Video Training

Access our forever-free, constantly upgraded training library of videos directly from within KipwareT®.

Online Manual

Access our forever-free, constantly upgraded online manual directly from within KipwareT®.

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The EASIEST Conversational Live Tool & Y Axis in the Industry !!

conversational cnc programming software for turning centers with live tooling

KipwareT® contains the EASIEST and FASTEST conversational Live Tool and Y Axis programming options on the market. Using fill-in-the-blank forms users can quickly and easily … without a CAD drawing … create complex milling and drilling programs for indexing C axis and live tools and full C axis / Live Tool / Y Axis.

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 !!

NEW — Conversational Sub-Spindle Programming NOW Available !!

KipwareT® now offers conversational sub-spindle programming. Create  TRANSFER and CUT-OFF TRANSFER cycles and G code programs all conversationally using simple fill-in-the-blank forms

conversational cnc programming software for turning centers with sub spindles

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