In the same way you wouldn’t expect the architect to swing a hammer, or plumb a toilet, there’s usually a handoff from one skillset to another. And while the house construction is the common end goal, the as-designed is not the same as the as-built. The same goes for mechanical designs. Even the best engineers might omit important design-for-manufacturability considerations. This is why it’s important to get the same design tool, with the same history, in front of the CNC programmer. With that seamless handoff, changes can be made with ease, and CAM rework can be minimized. That's why you’ll find a wide array of CAM offerings in the Onshape app store.
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Kiri:Moto is a fully integrated tool-path generator for CAM, 3D Printing, and Laser cutting.
CAM mode provides 2.5-axis tool path generation for facing, roughing, profiling and finishing. Fine controls allows users to optimize tool use and tool paths, and a preview lets you simulate tool paths.
3D printing mode provides model slicing and Gcode output using built-in and customizable profiles for many types of 3D printers. A high degree of control over slicing parameters coupled with a powerful print preview capability ensures that you get the most out of your 3D printer.
Laser mode will intelligently slice a 3D model and layout the cross sections for export to DXF or SVG.