DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems (the Netherlands) is the 3D CAM program that has made 3D CNC milling feasible for non-machinists. Key feature is its ease of use: DeskProto is aimed at designers, not (as most other CAM software) at CAM specialists. The software can import STL files from any 3D CAD system and can export NC program files suited for any 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling machine.
Despite its low-end price DeskProto contains many high-end features, like automatic feedrate reduction at high chiploads, collet collision check, full rotation axis support, the two-sided milling wizard, and much more (not all options are available in all editions). Current users range from one-person design and model shops to multinational A-brand companies like Unilever, Lancôme, Sony-Ericsson and NASA.
For more information visit www.deskproto.com