Welcome to the world of REAL WORLD Software from Kentech Inc. ... CREATED FOR the REAL WORLD ... CREATED BY the REAL WORLD !
Since 1986 ... over 30 years ... 3 decades ... Kentech Inc. has combined a unique blend of metal cutting, CNC, and machine shop experiences with
computer programming skill to develop an array of manufacturing and machine shop software products. Using years of experience gained "in the trenches", Kentech Inc. is known for creating
REAL WORLD solutions ... that solve REAL WORLD manufacturing issues.
Kipware® BUSINESS software includes individual titles for estimating machining cycletime, for cost estimating and quoting as well as quotation tracking
and analyzing. Purchase individually or bundle all together in the Kipware® SUITE.
Kipware® PROGRAMMING software includes conversational CNC software for programming Milling, Turning, EDM, Waterjet and Plasma machinery. In addition
to the ability to create G code programs conversationally, Kipware® conversational titles also include drawing and DXF import capabilities ... toolpath plotting
applications ... toolbox software ... and more standard helpful applications.
Kipware® CONVERSION software includes innovative and groundbreaking applications for auto-converting G code formatted for
one type of machine and control into code formatted for other machines and controls. Our most popular conversion application can auto convert Fanuc formatted
G code into Okuma OSP formatted code ... and reverse !!
Kipware® CNC TRAINING software titles are self-teaching application for learning G code programming for milling - turning - multi-axis turning ...
as well as learning more about manufacturing and engineering and even Fanuc Custom Macro B programming.
ALL Kipware® titles are available through traditional, on-premises installation on local PC's or as cloud based applications.
TRADITIONAL, ON-PREMISES INSTALLATION includes your software delivered via CD or downloadable installation file for installation on your PC. All titles
include (2) seats standard ... additional seats are available at 50% of the list price per seat.
CLOUD BASED / SaaS DELIVERY has your software hosted offsite and accessed from anywhere using an internet connection. Cloud subscriptions
include a small monthly fee and includes ALL upgrades, updates, maintenance ... NO additional charges.
Where would you like to shop?
TRADITIONAL ON-PREMISES INSTALLATION ... shop and purchase a CD or downloadable installation through the official online store for Kipware®
software ... BuyKipware.com
Cloud based in the Kipware® CLOUD - SaaS for Manufacturing ... access your selected Kipware® title(s) from anywhere ... anytime ... on any device
through a MINI Cloud ... MAX Cloud or CONVERSION Cloud ...
We try to provide as much product support information through the links below and the SUPPORT KNOWLEDGEBASE. If you cannot find the information you require to solve your support issue ... please
click the CREATE A SUPPORT TICKET option below and submit a ticket to have a Kentech Support Agent assigned to assist you.
Kipware® conversational is a fast, easy and efficient CNC programming system.
Kipware® conversational is designed to create CNC programs without the need for a CAD drawing or other image file ... nor CAD or other drawing experience.
Kipware® uses simple fill-in-the-blank forms to create powerful CNC programs for standard geometry
and includes the intuitive Kipware® SketchPad to draw or import DXF files for non-standard geometry CNC programming.
The Kipware® conversational approach allows novice programmers as well as experts to quickly and easily create G code CNC programs
faster than any CAM program.
Because Kipware® conversational was designed and created by real chipmakers ... powerful real world features like cutter comp and canned cycles are utilized
Click the link to the left and view our animation that illustrates
why Kipware® conversational is the perfect tool
between the overbloated complexity of CAD/CAM and
the kindergarten simplicity of underdeveloped
Kipware® Shop Floor Programming
Not every workpiece needs to be run through a complex, expensive CAD/CAM system ... nor programmed by an experienced "CAD/CAM operator".
Shop floor programming is meant and designed specifically for the simpler, everyday type workpieces machined in 95% of
shops around the world every day.
Shop floor programming harnesses the talent of chipmakers to assists them in creating powerful ... efficient ... accurate G code
programs without the need for CAD ... CAD/CAM ... or even a CAD drawing.
By not requiring CAD nor CAD/CAM experience ... shop floor programming and Kipware® conversational allows for more personnel to become
active in the programming process and that means increased efficiency and productivity.
CAD/CAM was NEVER designed for everyday programming. It was designed for the engineering and design of complex aircraft and
die mold programming ... is oftentimes overkill and can remove good chipmakers from the programming process actually bogging down the manufacturing process.
Shop floor programming has advantages for EVERY machining environment from home shops ... one man shops ... as well as multiple machine, production facilities.
Kipware® conversational and shop floor programming is effective as a compliment to a CAD/CAM system allowing simpler, everyday programs to be created
by anyone with Kipware® leaving the complex "stuff" for the CAD/CAM. Users can get more out of their CAD/CAM system and increase their shops output and efficiency.
Kipware® conversational was designed and created by machinists and real chipmakers to create fast, efficient and accurate CNC programs and includes powerful
programming practices like canned cycles and cutter compensation all automatically.
Many CNC machines advertise "shop floor programming" but are limited by the fact that the CNC controls is not a personal computer. Kipware® conversational harnesses
the power, flexibility and portability of the PC and laptop for greater power, efficiency and portability.
Unlike conversational controls ... Kipware® is not locked to the machine and provides the ultimate in portability. One PC or laptop running
Kipware® conversational can be moved around and utilized to program multiple machines. In addition, PC based conversational frees the program creation from having to be
done at the machine and within the hectic shop environment.
ANYONE who programs a CNC who has had the thought "Geez this CAD/CAM seems really OVERKILL for this job."
CAD/CAM IS NOT and SHOULD NOT be the go to tool for EVERY programming project.
Hobby CNC Programmers
... who want to escape the complex, "only from a drawing
world" of CAD/CAM.
Shop Floor CNC Programmers who know G code but could use a tool that adds efficiency and speed to their programming.
Machine Shop Professionals who are looking to add speed and bring more people into the programming process. Kipware® is a programming
system that gives beginners to novices a REAL WORLD tool to help them quickly and easily create G code programs without the need for a drawing or CAD experience.
Click the link to the right and explore the reasons why the Kipware® Conversational Shop Floor Programming
System is the best solution for shop floor programming.
CAD/CAM was NEVER designed for everyday CNC programming.CAD/CAM was created for DESIGN and ENGINEEERING
... it was never designed for everyday shop floor programming especially not for job shops.
CAD/CAM is oftentimes overkill and can remove good chipmakers from the programming process ... slow down a production environment.
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.
No complicated and expensive "post processors" are required.. Kipware® conversational outputs Okuma, FANUC and "fanuc compatible" (like HAAS) G
code out of the box ... that takes care of 95% of CNC machine / controls on the market. Basically, if your machine takes standard / normal G code ... it will work with Kipware® conversational.
Kipware® conversational 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.
Transparent, open pricing with no maintenance agreement ... no need to call for a quote or talk to a salesperson ... just click the
PRICE LIST link anywhere on the site.