Adaptive Post-Processing™ is a new NC programming methodology that combines post-processing, simulation and optimization in one concurrent operation. Adaptive Post-Processing™ consists of three ICAM software products: CAM-POST® (post-processing), Virtual Machine® (machine simulation) and SmartPACK™ (automatic tool-path optimization).
The traditional CNC machine programming methodology requires a number of sequential steps to produce production-ready G-code from your CAM system. These steps normally include NC post-processing and G-code verification. The G-code verification software generates an error report suggesting changes to the original part program. This report is then analyzed, which results in revisions to the part program and then the cycle repeats itself until we are content with the G-code for a given CNC machine. This is a manual, time-consuming, costly and ineffective process, which drives up the cost of programming and production.
In sharp contrast to the above, ICAM’s new Adaptive Post-Processing™ solution allows you to AUTOMATICALLY and CONCURRENTLY perform all of the advanced NC Post-Processing functions PLUS deliver the most accurate verification available today. The result? 25-35% reduction in NC programming and machine cycle-time and consistent production of verified production-ready G-code every time, WITHOUT repetitive manual intervention. All ICAM products are scalable and modular, so you can purchase what you require and upgrade later!
Reduce NC Programming and Machine Cycle Time by 25-35%!
Manufacturers do not have to go through a long iterative process of repetitively correcting NC programs and testing them, as ICAM’s software automatically adapts the program to the selected machine in one programming step, saving 25-35% of programming time. This is accomplished through the simultaneous execution of ICAM’s seamlessly integrated post-processing, machine simulation and G-code optimization software modules.
Adaptive Post-Processing also relies on SmartPACK, which consists of three new innovative products called SmartPATH (patent pending), SmartCUT and SmartFEED. These products work together to automatically adapt, correct and optimize NC programs based on the parameters and kinematics of the machine and part you are making.
The resulting adapted NC program includes more efficient tool/positioning paths and optimized tool motions and feed rates, which when combined substantially increase the speed of part production. The software also improves overall productivity by extending tool-life and improving surface finish quality, while optimizing cutting forces and power consumption.