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Oct 15, 2012

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Jon Banquer

I think the future is companies like Joe's OEM licensing a direct CAD modeler and porting their toolpaths to the user interface of that direct CAD modeler and then selling the whole package as Visual Mill Direct.

What should be obvious to many by now (but isn't) is that a CAM company needs much better control over their own destiny. With the proper OEM licensing of a direct modeler like SpaceClaim they will have it.

One day Joe many realize I'm right about this and make me a job offer. I'm thinking it should start at six figures. :>)

Jon Banquer
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Evan Yares

Why would 3D Systems want to sell CAM? You don't need CAM software for 3D printing.

My guess is that a contract renewal period came up, and 3D Systems didn't renew. No big deal: MecSoft has a good reputation. They'll take care of AlibreCAM users.

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