Since 1986, Kentech Inc. has been a leader, innovator and
pioneer in PC based conversational CNC programming software combining over 25+ years of professional manufacturing
experiences with innovative computer programming skills.
What is Kipware® Conversational ?
Kipware® conversational is fast, easy and efficient G code programming system.
Kipware® conversational allows users to quickly and easily create G code programs for everyday workpieces ... no need for a CAD
drawing or CAD experience.
Kipware® uses simple fill-in-the-blank forms to create powerful G code cycles for standard geometry.
For non-standard geometry, users can use the intuitive Kipware® SketchPad to draw toolpaths directly or import DXF files and create G code programs.
The Kipware® conversational approach allows novice programmers as well as experts to quickly and easily create G code programs
faster than any CAM program.
Kentech Inc. has been creating state-of-the-art ... proven-in-the-trenches ... conversational programming applications for over 25+ years
Kipware® conversational was created by professional machinists ... who programmed for years in professional shops ... using REAL
Why Kipware® Conversational ?
95% of everyday CNC programming does not require a CAD/CAM system ... despite what the CAD/CAM companies tell you.
CAD/CAM is oftentimes overkill and can remove good chipmakers from the programming process ... slow down a production environment.
Any chipmaker can create G code programs with Kipware® ... not just the "CAD/CAM guy".
Kipware® was designed by REAL machinists, CNC programmers and computer programmers from the shop floor up ... not just "computer guys".
We incorporated things we wanted as machinists and programmers directly into our design and development.
Kipware® has a simple, easy-to-use user interface ... no complicated icon systems to remember like CAD/CAM systems.
Kipware® is a great compliment to a CAD/CAM system ... simpler programs can be created by anyone with Kipware® leaving the complex "stuff"
for the CAD/CAM. Get more out of your CAD/CAM system.
Kipware® Video Series
Click any of the thumbnails below to watch a video in our Kipware® Video Series
Video #1 - Create a machining cycle using a Kipware® conversational menu.
Video #2 - Explore the multiple options available for editing and viewing cycles created through the conversational menus.
Video #3 - Add other cycles and build a complex machining program using only the conversational menus.
Video #4 - Convert your conversational cycles into a complete G code machining program ready for operation.
Video #5 - Creating a Non-Standard Shape Contour with KipwareM® and the SketchPad.
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Improving Shop Efficiency with Kipware®
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Kipware® Saves the Space Wizards
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Kipware® White Papers ... because the DEVIL is in the DETAILS !!
KipwareM® Includes ...
Kipware® Conversational module for standard geometry programming.
Fill in the blank forms are available for 30+ standard geometrical shapes:
Slots - Horizontal, Vertical, Linear, Radial
Helical Milling - ID / OD
Thread Milling - ID / OD
Manual ISO Coding
Create Custom Drill Cycles that go beyond canned cycles.
ROTATE any cycle at any angle with just one input
Cycles can contain cutter compensation created all automatically.
Cycles can contain roughing … finishing … or both.
Climb or conventional mill … you decide.
Wall and / or floor finishing is user selectable.
Fully 4th Axis Compatible through our Custom EIA Cycle.
4th Axis Option Standard : quickly and easily create complex programs for your 4th axis which include slotting ( straight and twisted ),
threading, and engraving.
3D Conversational Option Available : G code for standard 3D type shapes ... cones, troughs, tapered pockets and bosses ... can easily be
created through our ground-breaking 3D conversational option.
Kipware® SketchPad - Conversational CAD/CAM for non-standard geometry.
Intuitive ... easy-to-use ... drawing combined with conversational G code toolpath creation from those drawings.
DXF FILE IMPORT combined with conversational G code toolpath creation from those DXF files.
Includes the patent-pending MACHINIST MODE ... your PC's mouse becomes the tool ... simply move the mouse and double-click to create a toolpath !!
KipwareCSF® - Machining Speed and Feed Wizard for Kipware® conversational.
KipwareTP® - Integrated toolpath plotter and G code editor accessed directly from within Kipware® conversational or as a stand alone application.
KipwarePA® - Point and click code creation alternative makes creating G code quick and easy.
KipwareTB® - Machinist toolbox software for access to formulas, calculations, trig functions, tangency calculations and more from within Kipware®
conversational or as a stand alone application.
KipwareDNC® - RS232 serial communication software to upload and download programs to / from your machine and PC..