You need to manually adjust tool compensation values. Tool length and diameter compensation play a huge role in making sure your part comes out to spec. Unfortunately, some generic posts simply output offsets with the same number as the tool. While that may be fine in some situations, more complex setups often require references [...]
For as long as there have been CNC machines, there has been Machine Code. Over the years it has come in many shapes, sizes and flavours, but the bottom line remains: you need a way to feed precise instructions to your machine in return for reliable and repeatable behaviour. But in order to quench manufacturers' [...]
MCADCafé's Jeff Rowe sits down with Andre Tarsitano, Business Development Manager at ICAM, to discuss Adaptive Post-Processing, our latest technology that combines post-processing, simulation and optimization into one streamlined process. This new methodology allows you to avoid the repetitive, iterative steps associated with traditional NC Programming by automatically identifying and correcting collisions, over-travels and more.
Each and every manufacturing environment presents their own share of difficulties and challenges. But aerospace component manufacturing remains one of the most demanding industries due not only to the complexity of the materials, processes and design of the parts in question, but also the rate at which new parts must be developed and level of precision required. Add increased [...]
4 answers to NC post-processing questions for multi-axis equipment. Many people believe that when they buy a sophisticated, highly-capable computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine, it will automatically accept computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) data and produce parts. Unfortunately, some of the most modern CNC machines cannot do that.Depending on the machine and controller [...]
Evaluating NC post-processing and machine tool simulation software providers? Here are five reasons to choose ICAM.
Global Business Reports Québec Aerospace 2015 John Nassr, ICAM President, on Adaptive Post-Processing™
Selected quotes from the interview John Nassr ICAM Technologies Could you provide us with a brief historical overview of the company and describe any important milestones that occurred along its evolution? ICAM Technologies was founded in 1971 to provide programming services to local companies servicing Canadair. By the 1980s, ICAM had specialized in CNC [...]
Improving Traditional CNC Programming Productivity through Adaptive Post-Processing™ The CNC manufacturing landscape is constantly changing with the introduction of new controllers, machines and CAD/CAM products. It is a challenge for CIOs to stay on top of current trends in machine automation and spearhead the development of new products that ensure integration between the aforementioned [...]
Automatically applying the best path forward. BY RUSS WILLCUTT Jerry Gustafson, manager of NC programming at Valley Machine Shop, says that SmartPath saves him time both in terms of setups and reprogramming code every day Machine programmers and operators know that valuable production time is lost due [...]
Case Study From: 5/14/2012 Modern Machine Shop, Matt Danford, Editor May 14, 2012 At this aerospace manufacturer, software from ICAM minimizes time spent reworking out-of-the-box post-processors for new machines and improves confidence in part programs. NC programmer Jerry Gustafson says he expected a learning curve when Valley Machine Shop decided to implement more sophisticated [...]