James Shorkey is a longtime manual machinist in Colorado that is turning a new leaf and conforming to CNC machining. That’s why he got BobCAD for him and his intern. In a twist of irony, his new intern is teaching him about CNC machining while James is teaching him some manual machining. “My intern uses both BobCAD & Solidworks. I am getting better with my BobCAD-CAM software all the time, learning tricks, watching the tutorials. I think in a few years here I will have it mastered. I do a lot of work for the students with their research projects. There was another shop (in town), but it’s now an empty building because the owner retired. I drive BobCAD on a Bridgeport Mill with a Fadal control & in a couple of weeks, I’m getting a Ganesh CNC 2 axis Lathe with Fadal as well. We generate drawings and also take student drawings (importing them into Solidworks), using BobCAM to create programs, edit programs & run simulation. If it all runs smoothly on the computer screen then we are golden,” says James.
CAD-CAM software is a critical component of CNC manufacturing due to its ability to automate the design and manufacturing process. The influence of CAD and CAM technology is something tangible that can be witnessed in our everyday lives. Manufacturing has a very important role in prototyping new designs, allowing engineers to create precision parts quicker and easier than ever before. BobCAD understands that in order to have trained professionals that are ‘Work Ready’, it starts in the classroom by properly equipping the Manufacturers of the Future. With over 110,000 seats of software worldwide and growing, the new BobCAD-CAM Version V31 CAM software is ready to make an immediate contribution to your school’s curriculum.