Kentech Inc. - Custom Machine Shop /CNC Software Development
Strategic Business Unit
for Custom Software Development

History of Kentech Inc.

Kentech Inc The Leader of the Pack

Since 1986, Kentech Inc. has combined a unique blend of metal cutting, CNC, and machine shop experience with computer programming skills to develop an array of software products for the metalworking environment. Using years of experience gained "in the trenches", Kentech Inc. is known for creating REAL WORLD solutions for machine shops and we have the REAL WORLD experience to back it up. In addition to our software products, we offer services that put us in the shop every day, programming, setting up machines and training operators and programmers. We "touch and feel" the newest technology every day and put it into action. That's experience not many other companies can say they use to develop their software products.

Our Software Products

Our manufacturing software and machine shop products include business software for quoting and estimating, machine shop scheduling and quotation tracking. Using our chip making and CNC experience, we created the only true conversational CNC software for programming that is PC based, our KipwareM® and KipwareT® packages. Realizing that all machines are not created equal we created unique machine shop software like our KipwareXC® and CNC XChange packages that can convert one style and format of CNC program into any user defined syle and format, further aiding in rapid CNC programming, eliminating expensive post processors and enhancing our own conversational CNC software. Our KipwareEDU® CNC training software is used by individuals, technical schools, and corporations around the world.

Having lived and worked "in the trenches" of manufacturing, our company philosophy has always been to create useful, powerful, but most importantly "real world" products. We are proud that our customers prosper with the realization of that philosophy every day.

Our REAL WORLD Experience

Software Engineering

  • Extensive development in a variety of languages including Basic, C, C++, Visual Basic, HTML.
  • Experience with ANDROID development.

Manufacturing Experience

  • Class "A"Machinist
    • Experience with CNC and manual machinery including 2-8 axis turning centers, 3-5 axis horizontal/vertical machining centers, vertical/horizontal manual mills, lathes, planes, OD/ID grinders, Bridgeports, Surface Grinders, Planer Mills, VTL's.
  • Former Field Service Engineer and Applications Engineer for Mori Seiki USA.
  • Over 17 years of CNC Programming and Operator Training on variety of CNC controls including Fanuc, Yasnac, Mitsubishi, Fadal, Hass.
  • Over 20 years of CNC Programming/Operator Training on CNC machines including Mori Seiki, Matsuura, Hitachi, Toyoda, Fadal, Hass.

Engineering Experience

  • Over 20 years of fixture design and development.
  • Former Senior Manufacturing Engineer in a high production environment.
  • Experienced in CAD / CAM systems including SolidWorks, Surfcam, Autocad, Mastercam.
  • CAD/CAM experience including 3D surfacing.

Our Formal Training

  • College degrees in Engineering.
  • Trained at the Factory Mori Seiki in Japan-Diploma in CNC Programming/Maintenance Courses in CNC Lathe Machining Center.
  • Training in Japan at the factory of Shizuoka-Diploma in CNC Programming/Maintenance Courses in CNC Machining Center.
  • Trained in Japan at the factory of Kuraki - Received Diploma in CNC Programming/Maintenance Courses in CNC Machining Center.