- March 31, 2020
-- Delft Spline Systems anounces that it will relax the limitations of the hobby license for its DeskProto CAM software. Previously under such license it was not allowed to use DeskProto for any commercial application, now sales are permitted up to a revenue of 3000 euro yearly.
"Hobby users sometimes want to sell a CNC machined product to cover their costs, without the intention to create an income. The old hobby license did not allow that.", says Lex Lennings, DeskProto sales manager. "We were very happy that we now can offer a suitable solution, calling such sales a 'hobby business
'. This can of course also be used by a startup business, in order to upgrade to a commercial license when the revenue has grown above this limit."
With the current need to stay at home because of the covid19-control regulations, this may be a good time to see if the hobby CNC machine can be used to generate some extra income. DeskProto offers both 2D and 3D CAM: it can load geometry
files (STL), vector
files (DXF, EPS) and digital images
(any format). And it can generate toolpaths for almost any CNC milling machine: 3-axis, 4-axis and (limited) 5-axis.
More details on https://www.deskproto.com/news-pressreleases/pr_hobby-buss_2020.php