Expert Training Services

For the Entire ICAM Product Lineup

ICAM educational programs provide hands-on, cost-effective training that ensures smooth implementations and rapid end-user adoption.

ICAM has developed a unique approach that focuses on “learning-by-performing”. Through the use of case studies, feedback exercises, simulations and group discussions, ICAM guarantees practical, relevant, interactive and enjoyable course content. Most importantly, participants can immediately apply their newly acquired NC post-processing skills upon returning to their job duties.

Experienced ICAM instructors lead all courses with a limited number of 4-6 students per session. Each participant is provided with a complete set of training manuals and a personal workstation.

CAM-POST Basic Training

This 4-day course will teach you how to develop fully functional NC post-processors quickly and efficiently. With the help of comprehensive manuals, participants will have the opportunity to create, test and debug individual NC post-processors in class.

Session / Status 2017 Dates
Montreal, Québec January 9 – 12
Montreal, Québec February 6 – 9
Montreal, Québec March 6 – 9
Montreal, Québec – Dealer Training Only March 27 – 31
Montreal, Québec April 3 – 6
Montreal, Québec May 1 – 4
Montreal, Québec June 5 – 8
Montreal, Québec July 10 – 13
Montreal, Québec August 7 – 10
Montreal, Québec September 11 – 14
Montreal, Québec October 16 – 19
Montreal, Québec November 13 – 16
Montreal, Québec December 4 – 7
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Note: Training to be held at our Montreal or Orlando offices. Please contact your ICAM representative for further information

Day 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to structure and modules
  • Creation of a post-processor
  • Compilation, testing and debugging

Day 2: CAM-POST Macro Development

  • Introduction to macro language
  • Macro exercises and examples
  • Introduction to post-processor functions

Day 3: Exercises, Installation & Setup

  • Conclusion of post-processor functions
  • Macro exercises
  • Installation and setup

Day 4: Customer Post-Processor Creation

  • Develop a post-processor for your NC machine
  • Testing and debugging of your post processor

CAM-POST Advanced Training

Session / Status 2017 Dates
Montreal, Quebec March 20 – 22
Montreal, Quebec June 19 – 21
Montreal, Québec September 25 – 27
Montreal, Quebec December 18 – 20
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Note: Training to be held at our Montreal or Orlando offices. Please contact your ICAM representative for further information.

Day 1: Advanced Macro Programming

  • Review of the CAM-POST macro language
  • The Rapid Macro Development (RMD) Tool
  • String manipulation
  • Look ahead techniques
  • Startup/shutdown macros
  • User defined macros

Day 2: Advanced Macro Programming

  • File I/O
  • Tape macro & editor
  • System variables and functions
  • Sub programs & advanced debugger

Day 3: Advanced Machine Configurations

  • 3, 4 and 5-axis milling machines
  • Head Attachments
  • High Speed Machining
  • Flame cutters and lasers
  • Simple and multi-axis turning
  • Composite post-processor creation
  • Wire EDM’s and punch presses

Combined Virtual Machine & Control Emulator Basic Training

Session / Status 2017 Dates
Montreal, Quebec February 20 – 24
Montreal, Quebec May 15 – 19
Montreal, Quebec August 21 – 25
Montreal, Quebec October 30 – November 3
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Note: Training to be held at our Montreal office. Please contact your ICAM representative for further information.

Day 1 – CE/VM/MRS

  • Introduction to structure and modules
  • Simulation requirements
  • Virtual Machine user interface
  • Adding part, stock, fixtures, tools and holders
  • Setting compensation
  • Collision detection

Day 2 – CE/VM/MRS

  • Use ICAM Manufacturing Extractors
  • Setup the Config.XML
  • Setup your CE/VM windows
  • Run a CErun verification in Part Space
  • Run a CErun complete machine simulation
  • MDI commands
  • Error analysis
  • Measurement tools
  • Save machined stock

Day 3 – Create a Virtual Machine model

  • Virtual Machine Model Creation
  • Create or import geometries
  • Add kinematics
  • Attachment points
  • Axis mapping between Control Emulator and Virtual Machine model
  • Use Virtual Machine macros programming
  • Use them for tool change specific location
  • Simulate complementary devices
  • Pallet changer, part load etc…
  • Create custom machine model using Virtual Machine

Day 4 – Create a Control Emulator

  • Control Emulator Structure
  • Create Control Emulator From existing post-processor
  • Code and Data customization
  • Review of the ICAM Macro language
  • Macro language features unique to Control Emulator
  • Compilation, testing and debugging
  • Code, Data, Start-up/Shutdown and Event macros

Day 5 – Customer Control Emulator Creation

  • Develop a custom Control Emulator for specific NC machine
  • Link your Virtual Machine model to your Control Emulator
  • Testing and debugging tools at the time you develop your CE/VM machine simulation

On-Site Consulting Services

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.

Training Locations & Hotel Information

Montreal, Canada office
Orlando, Florida Office
Tunis, Tunisia Office