CNC Manufacturing Consulting

From the Experts at ICAM

ICAM’s consultants possess the expertise required to fulfill the most complex NC manufacturing requirements. From assistance with system implementations, post-processor development to custom NC programs and mentor services, ICAM’s resources offer the best NC post-processing and machine tool simulation solutions specific to individual client needs.

  • Generate NC programs for parts designed with all major CAD / CAM systems
  • Develop and integrate custom post-processors quickly and efficiently
  • Interface output generated from major CAD / CAM systems to leading CNC machines tool and controllers
  • Provide support for complex multi-axes CNC machines
ICAM’s technical consultants provide fundamental support to customers integrating new machines, technologies, concepts and methodologies into their NC manufacturing environment.

The proper manufacturing software and the appropriate computer hardware is only part of a successful NC manufacturing software execution. ICAM’s implementation services provide integration support and engineering services to ensure the NC post-processor and its components are installed correctly and operational.

An ICAM Sales Account Manger will discuss individual client needs and requirements during initial discussions. Client objectives resulting from the consultation will form a basis for a prioritized implementation strategy.

  • NC manufacturing software set-up and installation
  • Project management to ensure the defined objectives are achieved on schedule
  • Assist customers with the maximization of advanced CNC machines tool functions
  • Training services to ensure a successful system adoption by the customer
  • Realization of immediate return on ICAM’s NC manufacturing software investment
ICAM requests that clients provide a suitable and functional working environment for its NC manufacturing consultants, for example:

  • Designated work area
  • Desk and office supplies
  • Telephone, computer and Internet connection
  • Supplementary equipment necessary to solve specific NC manufacturing issues
ICAM’s NC manufacturing consultants are senior application engineers with extensive expertise with ICAM’s CAM-POST NC post-processing software solution. Subsequently, ICAM’s consultants provide advanced NC post-processor development strategies and usage scenarios for advanced multi-axes CNC machine applications.

ICAM’s consultants also possess strong technical competencies as well as solid knowledge-base consisting of multi-axes CNC machine / numerical control machining methodologies.

Additional charges will be applied to final client invoices to include travel and living expenses incurred by ICAM’s NC manufacturing consultants.
ICAM’s Consulting Services are often used as an alternative to formal ICAM training courses. These services are commonly required when difficult and very specific NC design and manufacturing issues arise.
On-site mentoring services provide users access to a vast NC manufacturing knowledge-base that can be directly applied to individual manufacturing environments. Implementing solutions to meet the most difficult NC manufacturing issues is what ICAM does best.

ICAM’s consultants will perform on-site evaluations of specific NC post-processors developed using CAM-POST. They will also perform detailed analyses focusing on the integration of specific CAD / CAM output files with each respective CNC machine tool. Subsequently, a report will be generated recommending specific modifications to improve existing post-processors.

Furthermore, ICAM’s experts will review any additional NC post-processing features and / or special manufacturing productivity options that may improve overall production.

Contact ICAM’s Services Department today by telephone at (514) 697-8033 or by email at for a on-site consultation quote.

Senior ICAM consultants will provide their expertise and mentor on manufacturing strategies, processes, industry standards and technologies when CATIA V5 and CAM-POST are integrated on the following machining platforms.

Lathe – NCI, LMG

NC programmers will learn how to define and manage turning operations and explore advanced CATIA V5 capabilities such as machining operations, parameters and transition paths. Users will also learn how develop and use CAM-POST post-processors to create advanced NC manufacturing programs.
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Milling- NCI, PMG, SMG

NC programmers will learn to utilize the CATIA V5 / CAM-POST integrated platform for 2.5 to 4-axes machining applications. Users will also learn to develop and use CAM-POST post-processors to generate advanced NC manufacturing programs.
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Mill/Turn- NCI, PMG, SMG, AMG, LMG

This course is customized for users adept with the CATIA V5 NC milling and turning workbenches (NCI, PMG, SMG, AMG, LMG). NC programmers will learn how to use the CATIA V5 / CAM-POST integrated platform to perform multi-axes Mill/Turn machining applications as well as develop and ultilize CAM-POST post-processors to generate Mill/Turn NC manufacturing programs.
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Advanced- NCI, PMG, SMG, AMG

NC programmers will learn to use the CATIA V5 / CAM-POST integrated platform for 2.5 to multi-axes (AMG) machining applications as well as develop and use CAM-POST post-processors to generate multi-axes NC manufacturing programs. View Training Schedule.
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Learn Mastercam best-practices to create optimized toolpaths, post-processors & G-code!

From Mastercam toolpath creation to the development of post-processors and G-code based simulation sessions, Mastercam users will benefit from the latest programming best-practices developed to successfully integrate their NC programs within a production environment.

The following learning components will be covered under this new ICAM service offering:

  • Efficiently and accurately integrate and launch ICAM’s post-processing & machine simulation technology inside Mastercam
  • Implement industry proven best-practices to generate optimized toolpaths inside Mastercam
  • Fine-tune Mastercam NC programs to assure perfect and collision-free G-code
  • Deploy ICAM’s unique post-processing optimization features for precision parts and reduced manufacturing cycle-time
  • Leverage ICAM’s technology to accurately support complex multi-axes CNC machine programs

ICAM’s release of its post-processing and simulation products to the Mastercam market, allows Mastercam users to benefit from optimized NC manufacturing programs for standard 2/3-axis mill and lathes as well as complex multi-axis applications.

Integrated post-processing and machining simulation is made possible with Virtual Machine® and CAM-POST® – ICAM’s machine tool simulator and NC post-processing development tool, respectively. This combination delivers an innovative simulation environment that provides NC programmers with the means to test programs against collisions and over-travel, easily and automatically, during post-processing – a unique feature in the NC manufacturing industry.

Machining simulation sessions have been simplified with the launch of ICAM’s Mastercam Extractor featured inside Virtual Machine. To efficiently create machine models in Virtual Machine, Mastercam Extractor allows for the automatic data extraction of the tool, part, stock, fixtures and holders, as described in Mastercam X2 and later.