Did you know that CAM-POST has a new feature called “SmartCUT” that eliminates “air cutting” motions?

SmartCUTTM uses material removal simulation to identify motions programmed to run at cutting feedrates while the tool is not engaged in material. These motions, commonly referred to as "air cutting", are wasting precious machining time and can significantly reduce overall productivity. Whenever possible, SmartCUT will change these time-wasting motions to RAPID or high-feed positioning. In [...]

January 27th, 2015|Categories: Smart Optimization Modules, Tech Tips|

Did you know that CAM-POST has a new feature called “SmartFEED” that optimizes machining feedrates?

SmartFEED™ uses material removal simulation to automatically calculate the best machining feedrate based on the machine tool capabilities, tool reference cuts, and real-time engagement of the cutting tool with the in-process stock. In the example illustrated in PICTURE 1 below, the tool is taking one pass with significantly different depths between the start and the [...]

January 20th, 2015|Categories: Smart Optimization Modules, Tech Tips|

SmartPATHTM for Automatic Tool Path Optimization and Migration

Machining tool paths are divided to cutting and positioning (i.e., rapid) paths. Positioning paths are non-cutting motions that must be minimized to increase machining efficiency. Path planning for multi-axis positioning motions is a challenging task. Programmers need to spend a lot of effort to adjust positioning motions in the CAM systems and later verify them [...]

November 26th, 2013|Categories: Smart Optimization Modules, Tech Tips|