CNC automation cells are a tried and tested way of improving your manufacturing efficiency by minimizing setup and down time. But as Mike Merrill, Manufacture Engineering Manager at Toyota Racing Development found out, integrating automation into your process can also expose issues you never even knew you had. We sat down with Mike to find [...]
The G550 universal machining center form German machine tool builder GROB is an incredibly capable CNC machine used throughout the automative and aerospace industries. Its popularity lies in its unique design, balancing stability and range of motion in an efficient and compact footprint. It's no surprise then that we here at ICAM have built a [...]
Over the coming months we'll be looking at how our range of CNC manufacturing software helps our users get more out of their CNC machines. To do so, we'll be visiting clients in a variety of industries, beginning this week with the mold makers at Groupe GLP Hi-Tech. We'll be speaking with Robert Leblanc, Chief Technical Officer [...]
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.
Looking to reduce your 5-axis CNC machining costs? ICAM's innovative SmartPACK lineup is a revolutionary feed-rate & toolpath optimization suite that allows you to significantly cut down on machining and programming time by implementing powerful algorithms that make decisions for you. A key member of the SmartPACK lineup is SmartCUT, ICAM's solution to time-wasting air-cuts. Air-cuts [...]
Evaluating NC post-processing and machine tool simulation software providers? Here are five reasons to choose ICAM.
SmartPATH automatically generates new optimized and efficient positioning tool-paths while avoiding over-travel and collisions. The software supports all CNC Machines & Controllers including MAZAK, DMG & SIEMENS and is compatible with all major CAD/CAM Systems includign NX CAM, Mastercam & CATIA.
ICAM Technologies Corporation has entered into a Strategic Marketing Agreement with Modig Machine Tools of Virserum, Sweden. This agreement provides ICAM access to Modig’s proprietary machine and controller information. The sharing of technical knowledge and other resources allows customers to benefit from the rapid and successful integration of factory tested and proven post-processors and machine [...]
In this simple example, ICAM shows how cycle-time was reduced by 42% when implementing its SmartCUT™ and SmartFEED™ optimization technologies.
Here's a look at a MODIG Dynamic Clamping Assembly being controlled by ICAM's powerful custom Post-Processor & GCode Simulator.