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Blender CAM Alternatives

Blender CAM is described as *'open source solution for artistic CAM - Computer aided machining - a g-code generation tool.

Blender CAM n add-on for the free open-source Blender 3d package'* and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Blender CAM for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control), which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Blender CAM are Ink/Stitch, Embroidermodder, jscut and PyCAM.

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  1. LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control) icon

    LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control) 

    LinuxCNC controls CNC machines. It can drive milling machines, lathes, 3D printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, robot arms, hexapods, and more.

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    LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control) vs Blender CAM opinions
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    wulph111

    LinuxCNC does not do CAM. Blender does not control CNC hardware. These are two entirely different functions in the process.

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  2. Ink/Stitch icon

    Ink/Stitch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Inkscape
    10 alternatives to Ink/Stitch 

    An Inkscape extension for designing machine embroidery patterns.

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  3. Embroidermodder icon

    Embroidermodder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi
    12 alternatives to Embroidermodder 

    Embroidermodder is a free machine embroidery software program which allows editing, scaling, and translating sewing machine embroidery files to a variety of formats. It allows the user to add custom modifications to their embroidery designs.

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    Embroidermodder runs on all major operating systems.
  4. jscut

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    10 alternatives to jscut 

    A CAM in your browser! Convert your SVG files to CNC cutting paths with this tool.

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  5. PyCAM icon

    PyCAM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    17 alternatives to PyCAM 

    PyCAM is a toolpath generator for 3-axis CNC machining. It loads 3D models in STL format or 2D contour models from DXF or SVG files. The resulting GCode can be used with EMC2 or any other machine controller.

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    CamBam

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    11 alternatives to CamBam 

    CamBam is an application to create CAM files (gcode) from CAD source files or its own internal geometry editor. CamBam has many users worldwide, from CNC hobbyists to professional machinists and engineers.

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  7. gCAD3D icon

    gCAD3D

    • Windows
    • Linux
    60 alternatives to gCAD3D 

    gCAD3D is a 3D CAD CAM application that features an integrated 3D OpenGL viewer, a program interpreter for geometry and NC-commands in 3D, an integrated NC-processor, and a programming interface for user programs.

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  8. Mach3 icon

    Mach3

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    9 alternatives to Mach3 

    Mach3 is very popular among the Hobby CNC community. Artsoft produces Mach3 software and has been around for some time. This software can be used as a fully functional CNC control or used as a CNC simulator for training, learning or testing CNC programs.

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    SprutCAM

    • Windows
    18 alternatives to SprutCAM 

    The fast and easy way to create CNC or robot milling programs that let you get the very best from your machines.

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    ECam

    15 alternatives to ECam 

    ECAM is a programming system for CNC lathes and machining centers. He combines features of CAD / CAM systems with typical features of conversational programming.

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