Any manufacturing company which has looked into the purchasing of a CAD/CAM system to implement into their
operations has discovered that the initial cost can be quite an expensive investment. Ranging from $2,000 up to $80,000+ for a single licence.
Most CAD/CAM systems come pre-packaged with post-processors (a tool that reads the manufacturing instructions issued from a CAM system and
writes an appropriate rendition for a target NC machine), however; most of the time these post-processors will need to be modified in order
to work properly with your companies CNC machinery. These modifications can be extremely expensive and time-consuming, quickly doubling your
initial investment before working at an appropriate and functional level.