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    Mach3 Alternatives for Linux

    Mach3 is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control), which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked nine alternatives to Mach3 and three of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Mach3 are Blender CAM (Free, Open Source) and PyCAM (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 14, 2021
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    Mach3 is very popular among the Hobby CNC community. Artsoft produces Mach3 software and has been around for some time....
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    1. LinuxCNC controls CNC machines. It can drive milling machines, lathes, 3D printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, robot arms, hexapods, and more.
      Almost everyone thinks LinuxCNC (the Enhanced Machine Control) is a great alternative to Mach3.
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      • Blender
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      Blender CAM is an open source solution for artistic CAM - Computer aided machining - a g-code generation tool. Blender CAM is an add-on for the free open-source Blender 3d package.


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      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.
      PyCAM vs Mach3 opinions
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      Cam software can't control a CNC machine.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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