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I have decided to keep the sale on HSMAdvisor until November 11.

This should give everybody just enough time to make up their mind.


The sale has been extended until November 13 th.

I have received not one but two letters asking me what happened to the sale prices and why it ended so soon.....

Well, you guys have 2 more days to decide!

HSMAdvisor 0.610 Has just been released

November 2, 2013, 5:34 pm by admin

In this release I have added CAD/CAM integration.

Please read the latest tutorial in HSMAdvisor Tutorials section here
This is a pretty Unique way of doing it.

It is still in the beta-mode.
But it is fully functional. I have tested it on MasterCAM and SurfCAM with great results.
While some functionality is not supported well on all cadcam packages, it is still much better than nothing.

Please send me your feedback on how it works with your CADCAM package.

I have also added a list of recently used materials.

Now material list will have 6 recently used items at the very top of it.
Later on i will allow user to enter whatever number of recent items he wants to see there. But for now its just 6.

New Computer ID and New License keys

Starting from this release i have changed how Computer ID keys are generated.
This was done to fix problems some of the users experienced when they added or removed additional hardware on their computers.

New Computer ID's mean License keys have been changed for all users as well.
Not to worry though, License keys will be automatically updated for all of our users, so no action from their side is required.

If you have active license. You will get a message telling you what happened and your license file will be updated automatically.

Some bugs got fixed as well.

All of them were pretty minor, nothing to write home about.

Material definitions got updated as well.

Added several materials, updated speeds and feeds for tool steels and stainless steels.

I still have to add some of the previously requested materials (like Weldox Graphite, etc) to the list.
And i am planning to add it in the next release.

Chiploads for micro-milling were changed as well.

Chiploads for micro-endmills (below 1/16 dia) were reduced significantly.

Halloween Sale is On!

October 22, 2013, 7:15 pm by admin

Haloween sale is ON!

All HSMAdvisor Licenses are currently 35% off!

You can buy a single seat licence now for just 48.75$

3 Seat license is only 98.75$

FSWizard PRO for android is 25% off. Now available from Google Store for just 13$


This is another video from his Productivity Series.

In there we get a quick demonstration of HSM techniques Eric is using to produce his beautiful vise.

Also my own HSMAdvisor is featured there!

Thank you Eric!

Orange Vise are produced in the USA.

Check out this website for more info

Bob La Londe' review of FSWizard/HSMAdvisor

October 10, 2013, 7:00 am by admin

This recent post was taken from CamBam forums. It was made by a reputable and longstanding member of CNC DIY community Bob La Londe.

This post was modified to remove references to other software packages to prevent me from being sued. If you wish to read the full article please visit the original forum page located here.



Re: Speed & Feed Primer ~ Long & Boring & Essentials « Reply #18 on: October 06, 2013, 20:31:44 pm »

(edited. To read the full response please visit the cambam forum post located here)


I will probably buy a copy of HSMAdvisor sooner or later.  HSMAdvisor and FSWizard are opposite sides of the same coin.  FSWizard is web based and free to use, and HSMAdvisor is standalone PC based but costs.  I have found that FSWizard is quite good, but very aggressive.  If you put in all the setup data it asks for, use coolant or lubricant  when you should, and have a fairly rigid machine you can make all the cuts it calculates.  Its also got a pretty decent material database built in and calculates for different tools, geometry, coatings, and even machining types like milling, drilling, and turning.  


I've also found zero-divide (the author of FSWizard and HSMAdvisor) is quite easy to work with.  He also has a free and a paid version of FSWizard for the Android Market.  When I am doing a quick simple job using the Mach 3 Wizards I'll often double check my numbers using the FSWizard cell app rather than walk in the office and use the CAD/CAM computer.  I've got 4 FS apps on my cell phone, but FSWizard is the only one I use anymore.  




What would be cool regardless of the tool is a direct interface from something like HSMAdvisor to drop the numbers back into CamBam rather than manually entering them one at a time.  Calculate a cut using all of your parameters, step over, DOC, stickout, etc, and then click OK to send all of the appropriate numbers to the MOP you are working on.  

Getting started on CNC?  In or passing through my area?

If I have the time I'll be glad to show you a little in my shop.  

Some Stuff I Make with CamBam


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