CNC Post-Processor Development with CAM-POSTGeorges2020-12-22T19:23:40+00:00
CNC Post-Processor Development
with Complete Multi-Axis Support
Develop Your Own CNC Post-Processor Quickly & Effectively
CAM-POST® is an advanced independent single source NC post-processing development software supporting all major CAD/CAM/PLM systems, CNC controllers and machine tools. CAM-POST incorporates over 45 years of industry leading NC manufacturing expertise to deliver the most advanced, intuitive and flexible system architecture available. Developed by ICAM engineers, CAM-POST post-processors are also available as dedicated solutions for specific CAD/CAM systems, machines and controllers.
Build Powerful Post-Processors for Any CAM Systems
Built with independence at the forefront, CAM-POST supports all major CAD/CAM systems like CATIA, NX CAM, creo, Mastercam & many more. This means you can develop and refine one post-processor for use with all the CAM systems you’re using, significantly cutting down on programming time.
Looking to Have a Post-Processor Built for Your Machine?
Industry leaders in aerospace, automotive and other highly-competitive manufacturing markets rely on ICAM to develop dedicated CNC post-processors tailored to their particular manufacturing environment.
A CNC Post-Processor Builder with Advanced Capabilities
Embedded CNC optimization technology delivers improvements to part quality, production output and reduced cycle time – the real measure of a post-processor can be taken from the quality of NC code it produces. Several of CAM-POST’s most powerful features, providing the user with on-demand access to advanced functionalities in the multi-axes machining world, are outlined below.
CAM-POST now includes support for 6-Axis kinematic solutions, including advanced features tri-rotary heads as well as simultaneous co-linear shared travel.
Intuitive Graphical Interface
Quickly generate advanced NC post-processors thanks to a comprehensive point-and-click implementation wizard.
Less Coding, More Cutting
Address many complex NC programming situations through our extensive GUI, rather than developing logic through macros.
RTA is logic that can retract a tool from the material and reset to the alternate pose when rotary or linear travel is exhausted during continuous machining. Rotary axis winding and pre-positioning features provide extended uninterrupted 5D cutting. Preferred rotary positioning can be used to ensure better operator visibility or to enforce a consistent 5-axis pose where possible.
Using ICAM’s unique look-ahead technology, CAM-POST automatically selects the best possible path during a rapid positioning motion, avoiding any undesirable dwell marks resulting from a required rotary-turn-around. Path planning also prepositions rotary axes that are parallel to the tool if it discovers that they must be rotated midway through a continuous cut.
Rotating Tool Center Point
RTCP is a feature of advanced controllers that permit the user to output tool tip coordinates instead of control point coordinates supporting actual axes, vector, dual point, Euler, RPY or virtual axes rotary control methods. The control computes the kinematics and handles linearization for simpler and more transportable programs, as well as full 5D tool compensation. RTCP activation and deactivation is available in the CAM program, while maintaining control over travel limit conditions and simulations.
Local Coordinate Frame Transformation
CAM-POST supports translation, rotation, scale, mirror and additive transformations. Activation of coordinate frames can be set automatically, whenever the tool orientation changes, or can be set on demand. LCS also includes recognition of preferred coordinate frame hints from the CAM system. All travel, feed and timing calculations continue to be based on the true physical configuration of the machine.
NURBS & Arc-Fitting
NURBS fitting module allows manufacturers to machine smoother, more accurate parts in significantly less time. Interfacing with CNC controllers supporting NURBS output formats, CAM-POST NURBS fitting is capable of defining continuous curve segments with one-quarter program data as compared to traditional linear programming.
Integrate ICAM’s Simulation & Optimization Solutions for Even More Savings
ICAM’s entire product lineup is designed with high-level modularity in mind. This means manufacturers can take advantage of advanced CNC simulation & tool-path optimization solutions at the post-processing level, in a approach called Adaptive Post-Processing. This methods leads to savings of up to 35% in programming and manufacturing cycle time.
CAM-POST has allowed countless manufacturers worldwide to develop CNC post-processors that generate more efficient G-Code leading to substantial savings in programming and manufacturing cycle time.
“Our goal was to use the existing APT files, over 70 of them, and run them through a new ICAM Post to achieve the same tool path […] ICAM did an excellent job collaborating with us to develop the Post, in order to give us an error free CNC tool path; especially with little to no changes in the original APT files.”
Bill Gwinn, Lead NC Programmer at Triumph Aerostructures
Get a Free Demonstration of how CAM-POST Integrates into your existing setup.
No matter your specific manufacturing needs and constraints ICAM’s team of dedicated Post-Processor engineers can provide the ideal solution for your situation. They will take the time to understand and evaluate your existing process in order to deliver the most powerful and refined post-processing solution possible.
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