Welcome to CamBam

CamBam is an application to create CAM files (gcode) from CAD source files or its own internal geometry editor. CamBam has many users worldwide, from CNC hobbyists to professional machinists and engineers.

CamBam currently supports the following:

  • Reading from and writing to 2D DXF files.
  • 2.5D profiling machine operations with auto-tab support
  • 2.5D pocketing operations with auto island detection
  • Drilling (Normal,Peck,Spiral Milling and Custom Scripts)
  • Engraving
  • True Type Font (TTF) text manipulation and outline (glyph) extraction.
  • Conversion of bitmaps to heightmaps
  • 3D geometry import from STL, 3DS and RAW files
  • 3D waterline and scanline machining operations
  • Extensible through user written plugins and scripts
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Getting started with CamBam

Download CamBam now to provide 40 free and fully functional evaluation sessions. After this time CamBam will still produce around 1000 lines of gcode so you can continue to evaluate and run small jobs.

Watch videos to get a quick overview of working with CamBam. The CamBam plus Introduction and Styles Overview are a good place to start.

Read through the CamBam documentation. The Getting Started and Simple Example sections are particularly recommended. The documentation is also available offline from the Help - Contents menu within CamBam. The documentation also contains a tutorials section and a number of sample files are provided in the CamBam installer.

Visit the CamBam user forum. Need help or want to report a problem? Got a feature request? The forum has many talented and friendly users on board. Check out a wide variety of amazing members projects, from watch making to airplane builders.

Buy a CamBam plus license. CamBam provides an unmatched level of features at extremely good value. As well as supporting future development, a CamBam license also entitles you to free upgrades.

Thank you very much for your support and happy machining!


New CamBam V1.0 development release

Still in development, a preview release of our next CamBam version is now available and includes....

  • Printing support.
  • Bitmap vectorization.
  • New scripting drawing objects.
  • Spline drawing and editing.
  • Exporting toolpaths to DXF (useful for laser cutters)
  • Improved drawing and editing modes

For more details, see What's new in V1.0?

V1.0 is also available for Linux and offers improved stability.

CamBam for Linux can now also be run on a Raspberry Pi.

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