BlenderCAM is an open-source solution for Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) within Blender. Combining several algorithms for G-code generation usable by CNC machines, it opens up many possibilities for engineering and artistic creation.

Key Features:

  • Multiple Milling Strategies: BlenderCAM offers various milling strategies such as Profile, Pocket, Drill, and Parallel, providing users with a range of options for their CNC machining needs.
  • Support for Main Cutter Types: The add-on supports different main cutter types, including Ballcone, End mill flat, V-carve, and more, allowing for versatility in machining processes.
  • Over 10 Post-Processors: It includes more than 10 post-processors like GRBL, LinuxCNC, Iso, etc., ensuring compatibility with various CNC machine types.
  • Comprehensive Work Process: BlenderCAM allows users to create or import 3D objects in Blender, choose calculation strategies according to the project, visualize the machine path, and use rendering simulations for an end-to-end workflow.
  • Adaptability to Different Machines: The tool is adaptable to various machine specifications, including speed, feed, work area, support for 4th or 5th axis, tool changes, and commands for dust collector, mist, hold down, etc.
  • Community and Support: Users can join the BlenderCAM community on platforms like Element or Discord for support, discussions, and contributions to the open-source project.