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    Free (or cheapest) turning CAM?

    whats a free or cheap cam for lathes?

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    what kind of lathe do you have?

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    I dont have one yet. wana do research beforehand to get back of the envelope total cost of ownership.

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    Most CAM software, while easy to output some G-code, do not use canned cycles for lathe turning efficiently. Even today, I program most lathe jobs (90%) standing at the machine with a part print and a calculator. Anyone serious about CNC machining needs to learn "manual" programming before stepping off into CAM anyway.

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    Dolphin Partmaster has a pretty slick turning package.

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    There is a product called Inplot the website is i-Logic Software I think the cost
    is around $150.00 the product is very good for lathe cad and cam. We use it for
    testing and tweaking our lathe programs.

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    Lazy turn. Abandoned I think and no longer supported.

    CamBam I think has a lathe operation mode, but I have not used it.
    Bob La Londe
    http://www.YumaBassMan.com

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    Hi
    Thats why i bought the bobcad boundle
    But right now i fight with the emc2 control on my lathe.
    I do have an Klippfeld k10
    Cu
    Thomas

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    is lazyturn still available for download or purchase?

    How much did the bobcad bundle cost you? 2kish?

    It seems there arnt as many options for turning cam as there are for 3 axis milling cam. the lowest price is probably cambam (but only does profiles and no internal hold cutting. then next one up is dolphin partmaster which is 500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by autobot View Post
    is lazyturn still available for download or purchase?
    I'ld ask that over on the Mach Support forum. There is still a section over there to discuss Lazy Turn.

    LazyTurn
    Bob La Londe
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    Low cost CAM

    SmartCAM for turning can be best option in low cost CAM for turning.

    Anant

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    Checkout my CAD2Lathe Program at:
    CAD2Lathe
    Its not fancy but it works with a liittle CAD Help.
    Bob A
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