DeskProto® releases free CAM software for Linux
"In the past many requests have been made if we could make DeskProto available in Linux," says Lex Lennings, DeskProto spokesman, "We are very happy that we now also can help Linux users with this easy-to-use CAM software, following our motto 'CNC machining for non-machinists'."
DeskProto offers three types of CAM:
* Vector machining: 2D jobs like nameplates and front-panels (import DXF, AI, EPS file)
* Geometry machining: 3D jobs like sculptures and scale models (import STL file)
* Bitmap machining: reliefs based on digital images (import any image format).
Four editions are available: Free, Entry, Expert and Multi-Axis. The Free edition offers basic CAM functions for all three types of CAM, and can be used free of charge (no time limitation). The paid editions offer more functionality, the top edition (Multi-Axis)
DeskProto is available as free download on www.deskproto.com. A quick start is possible, as DeskProto is friendly for users without much prior CAM experience.
DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems is the 3D CAM program that has made CNC milling a competitive alternative for 3D Printing by making it just as easy. The software can import 2D drawing files (DXF, EPS, AI), 3D geometry files (STL, DXF) and digital images (BMP, JPG, PNG, ...), calculate NC toolpaths and then export NC program files suited for any 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling machine. Key feature is the ease of use: DeskProto is aimed at designers, not (as most other CAM software) at CAM specialists.
Despite its low-end price DeskProto contains many high-end features, like automatic feedrate reduction at high chiploads, collet collision check, full rotation axis support, the two-sided milling wizard, and much more (not all options are available in all editions). Current users range from hobbyists and one-person model-shops to multinational A-brand companies like Unilever, Lancôme, Sony-Ericsson and NASA.
For more information visit www.deskproto.com
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