CAM toolpath types explained

When I was starting to get my feet wet (I’m not sure they’ll ever be wet enough…) with Meshcam, I was puzzled by some of the terminology for the different toolpath types, and what the difference really was. Found this great article over at CNC Cookbook (they’re having one of their 15% off sales BTW).

Talks about when 3d or parallel roughing are more important, as well as the various finish methods.

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Even though I’ve been using Meshcam for a couple months now, I don’t find meshcam toolpath terminology or work flow very intuitive at all. I’ll check out this article. Thanks.