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Articles and papers on CAM, CNC and DeskProto

3D CAM for Milling and Rapid Prototyping Updated

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Anthony Lockwood, editor of Desktop Engineering selected DeskProto Version 6.1 as his Pick of the week for the issue dated Nov 27, 2013.

Read the article: 3D CAM for Milling and Rapid Prototyping Updated


3D Printing versus CNC machining (English)

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Compare 3D Printing (additive) and CNC milling (subtractive) as methods for Digital Manufacturing. Article in TCT Magazine, June 2013, written by Lex Lennings.

Read the article "Digital manufacturing" on-line on the TCT website.
The printed version was shortened by the editors:
Read the article "Digital manufacturing" as it was printed (PDF/ 1.5 MB)


3D Printing versus CNC machining (Dutch)

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Compare 3D Printing (additive) and CNC milling (subtractive) as methods for Digital Manufacturing (article in Dutch). Article in De Constructeur, Feb 2013 (the Netherlands), written by Lex Lennings.

Read the article "Digitale fabricage" (PDF/ 831 KB) - in Dutch !


DeskProto

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Read about why Sara Lee / DE decided to quit Unigraphics, and to start using SolidWorks and DeskProto instead. Article from Cad User Magazine (Great Britain),
written by David Chadwick.

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An Introduction to CAM Software

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What is the function of CAM software, how does it relate to other software packages used, what types of CAM software do exist, and which filetypes are used for communications. A very basic introduction. This was the "Article of the Month", written by Lex Lennings for the (no longer existing) Desktop CNC comparison table website.

Read the article "Use-of-cam" (PDF/ 74 Kb)


RP with CNC

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In the past few years, CNC milling has proved to be a valuable tool for prototypers. Reliable results and value for money mean that this class of technology shouldn't be overlooked. Article written by Lex Lennings, for "Prototyping Technology International 99" (which never was published).

Read the article "RP with CNC" (PDF/ 593 Kb)


Selecting Either Layered Manufacturing or CNC Machining

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Two fundamentally different methods are currently available for Rapid Prototyping: Layered Manufacturing Technology (additive) and CNC milling (subtractive). In order to create a prototype using RP, a designer will have to choose one of both methods. This paper gives guidelines for choosing the most appropriate method.
Article written by Lex Lennings, for the "Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing 2000" Conference, organized by SME/RPA.

Read the article "CNC versus LMT" (PDF/ 426 Kb)


The DeskProto approach offers true Concept Modelling

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In order to be used as a real Concept Modeler an RP system has to meet a number of requirements. After explaining these requirements a system is presented that indeed does meet them: DeskProto. This system is both low priced and fast, in contrast to many other 'Concept Modelers'. Article written by Lex Lennings, published in "Prototyping Technology International 98"

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