Kipware® conversational is MORE than just programming !!
We used our 30+ years of experience living and working on the shop floor when we built Kipware® Conversational. As a result, we not only created the PREMIER PC based conversational programming applications, we also created many REAL WORLD companion applications.
Explore this page and the video links to check out all the REAL WORLD
companion applications included STANDARD with ALL Kipware® conversational titles.
A simple drawing application with DXF IMPORT
for non-standard shape programming
While the conversational, fill-in-the-blank module is employed by Kipware® conversational for the G code programming of standard shapes ... the included Kipware® SketchPad can be utilized for non-standard shapes.
SketchPad allows the user to either draw the toopath / shape directly or to import a DXF file created in any CAD program. Once the toolpath / shape is created or imported ... the SketchPad uses conversational, fill-in-the-blank forms to gather inputs and then create the desired G code program.
SketchPad's patent-pending and unique MACHINIST MODE allows users to create ANY toolpath desired by simple moving the mouse ... represented by a user defined cutting tool configuration. SketchPad CYCLES can be employed to make toolpath generation even easier.
The Kipware® SketchPad can be used to create cycles for non-standard shapes in conjunction with KipwareM® (milling) or KipwareT® (turning) ... or as a stand-alone programming application to create G code independent of Kipware® conversational. SketchPad® also contain a powerful EDITOR making it a complete, stand-alone G code generator.
We invite you to fully explore the Kipware® SketchPad through our YouTube videos series ... just click the link
Speed & Feed Wizard for Kipware® Conversational
Consistency in the cutting parameters utilized in a G code program is a key factor to reaching full production quickly. Kipware® conversatinal makes creating G code fast ... and the included KipwareCSF® Speed and Feed Wizard makes including consistent speeds and feeds in those programs fast and easy.
Rather than basing speeds and feeds on pie-in-the-sky, never-attainable "recommendations" , KipwareCSF® allows users to build a database of cutting parameters based on your shop equipment's capabilities and your shop floor's inventory. Then KIpwareCSF® uses that database to auto-calculate realistic speeds and feeds and auto-inserts them into your G code creations.
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G Code Wizard for Kipware® Conversational
The key to any CNC programming application is to give the user the ability to grow as their programming knowledge expands. One way Kipware® conversational allows for this is with the included KipwarePA® - G Code Wizard program creation application.
KipwarePA® uses a simple point-and-click interface to create smaller "snippets" of G code which eliminates typing errors, misplaced codes, missed codes and mis-formatted codes. KipwarePA® assists users to create error free and efficient G code leading to faster implementation and thus increased production output.
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G Code Conversion Software
Because Post Processors are OLD SCHOOL and OBSOLETE.
We were so tired of the post processor madness used in the CAD/CAM model that when we designed and created Kipware® conversational we decided to break the mold for good. How ???
We designed Kipware® to automatically output G code formatted for any of the BIG three CNC controls (all available in one package and selectable by the user ... Fanuc ... Okuma ... Haas. Ninety-five percent of machine tool CNC controls are "fanuc compatible". Rather than making users jump through hoops to create or buy "post processors" for other controls ... we created a REAL WORLD tool ... KipwareXC®.
KIpwareXC® works with the G code program ... that means that users can convert the standard Kipware® output ... but also any G code file ... whether created with Kipware® or not. This is a huge advantage for shops that contain multiple, different CNC controls on their shop floor. KipwareXC® allows those shops to make Kipware® compatible with ALL their machines ... no "post processor" necessary ... BUT to also use KipwareXC® to auto-convert their other G code program formats to make ALL their shop machinery operate seamlessly.
KipwareXC® is included STANDARD with Kipware® STUDIO ... but is offered as an OPTION with KipwareM® and KipwareT®. However, the option price is heavily discounted from the individual title list price.
For more information and to watch videos on KipwareXC® ... please CLICK HERE.
RS-232 Serial Communication Software
For older machines that do not have floppy, USB or smart card capabilities ... we include KipwareDNC® serial communication software with ALL Kipware® conversational titles. KipwareDNC® enables users to UPLOAD and DOWNLOAD their Kipware® created G code between their CNC's and a PC or laptop. Unlike other communication packages ... there are NO restrictions in KipwareDNC®. This means that users can transfer programs ... both upload and download ... between an UNLIMITED number of machines.