ALPHACAM Machinist


Mill, Turning & Profiling

An Easy-to-Use CAD CAM Solution

ALPHACAM seamlessly integrates both 2D and multi-axis machining, providing an extensive list of cutting strategies which can be applied to any type of component. The emphasis behind ALPHACAM is to provide customers with productivity, reliability and flexibility. This can be found in all our modules which include Milling, Turning, Profilng and Wire.

Our strength is in providing world class innovative solutions that gives users a range of software applications that are essential to the design and manufacture of your products.

ALPHACAM Machinist brings together multiple ALPHACAM modules to provide the functionality that gives users the flexibility to take on almost any project. ALPHACAM Machinist delivers high performance, impressive ease-of-use, practical commands and NC code outputs according to your manufacturing needs.



ALPHACAM Milling Image


Renowned in the metalworking industry for ease-of-use, ALPHACAM can contour, pocket, engrave and hole-drill complex parts. Functions such as 2.5D multiple depth cutting, pocketing with an unlimited number of islands and tool radius compensation can be controlled using its intuitive user interface.

ALPHACAM Turning Image


From simple 2D slots and holes to the simultaneous 5-Axis machining of complex 3D surfaces and Solids using driven tools, ALPHACAM makes it easy.



ALPHACAM is a leading CAM solution for wire eroding. 2-Axis machining with optional constant draft angle and 4-Axis shape-to-shape cutting are fully supported.

Benefits of ALPHACAM:

  • Ongoing Software Development
  • Proven Post Processors
  • Numerous Machine Strategies
  • Advanced CAD Translators 
  • Local Support
  • Multi Drilling Unit
  • Report Generators
  • Multi-Axis Machining
  • Applicable to numerous types of materials

Core Foundation

All ALPHACAM modules are built using one core foundation which includes geometry creation commands such as line, arc, circle, rectangle, polygon, ellipse, spline and polyline together with surface creation options. Other features include intelligent snapping functions such as end, mid, centre, intersect, tangent, quadrant and auto.

Import options for DXF, DWG, IGES and a variety of solid model formats ensure compatibility with other CAD systems. There are also various geometry editing functions including undo, redo, move, copy, rotate, mirror, scale, break, trim, explode, join, extend, fillet, chamfer and offset.

All modules have user defined tool and material libraries controlling many of the important machining parameters such as tool direction, automatic lead in and lead out, corner cut options (straight, roll round or loop), G41/42 tool compensation and automatic calculation of speeds and feeds.

Post Processors:

With manufacturers facing ever increasing global competition, it is essential to maintain maximum machinery efficiency to ensure optimal production throughput. Having an optimised link between ALPHACAM and your CNC machines, through the use of post processors, is a key component in attaining this efficiency.

Having developed post processors for virtually every machine control in use today, ALPHACAM has the knowledge and experience to fine tune your CNC output ensuring maximum yield and quality in the shortest possible time.

Impementing ALPHACAM alongside our CNC has meant we have taken massive strides forward in the production of intricate detail and our reduced lead times. 

Jason Biviano - SCF Interiors