ICAM & HMCT Group Sign Strategic Marketing Agreement
ICAM Technologies Corporation has signed a Strategic Marketing Agreement (SMA) with Harbin Measuring & Cutting Tool Group (HMCT Group), a leading Chinese manufacturer of measuring, cutting and CNC machine tools, to collaborate on strategic marketing initiatives as well as to promote each company’s respective products within the NC manufacturing marketplace.
Additionally, under the terms of this agreement, ICAM and HMCT Group will share technical product information in order for ICAM to develop advanced NC post-processors for HMCT Group’s new generation Parallel Kinematics machining center, LINKS-EXE700.
The Parallel Kinematics technology enables the X, Y and Z axes motions to be performed by three or more parallel axes; thereby, allowing the LINKS-EXE700 to combine the flexibility and envelope inherit to robotic machines with the accuracy and rigidity of traditional machine tools. The LINKS-EXE700 is ideally suited for the aerospace, automotive and heavy equipment industries where agile and high-speed machining applications are required.
All post-processors developed for HMCT will be created using ICAM’s NC post-processing development software product, CAM-POST®. CAM-POST is an advanced independent NC post-processing development, management and deployment technology supporting all major CAD / CAM / PLM systems, CNC controllers and machine tools.
CAM-POST also supports sophisticated multi-axis machining applications and techniques such as high-speed machining, tool-tip programming, coordinate frame transformations, NURBS interpolation and arc fitting of point-to-point data.
“ICAM was selected by HMCT, because of their vast knowledge with developing NC post-processors for sophisticated machine tools similar to the LINKS-EXE700 Parallel Kinematics machining center. ” said Hualiang Wei, HMCT’s President. “Additionally, ICAM’s post-processors are compatible with the most widely used CAD / CAM systems in the industry; thereby, allowing our customers the flexibility to choose and to add additional CAD / CAM systems without the need to replace their existing ICAM posts.”
“We are pleased to develop post-processors for HMCT.” says Sam Chehab, ICAM’s VP, Sales and Marketing. “ICAM has been at the forefront of the NC manufacturing software industry developing advanced posts for innovative machines such as the LINKS-EXE700 for over three decades and we are confident that HMCT customers will obtain high-quality posts that will maximize their machine tool investment, while improving their overall manufacturing process efficiency.”
About Harbin Measuring & Cutting Tool Group Co. Ltd.
Harbin Measuring & Cutting Tool Group Co. Ltd. (HMCT Group) established in the 1950s is the only enterprise that can manufacture measuring and cutting tools in the 156 key projects during China’s First Five-Year-Plan period. HMCT Group has provided a historical contribution to the development and growth of tools and measuring tools within the manufacturing industry in China. HMCT Group is now in a leading position in the Chinese tools industry. The enterprise covers an area of 180,000sq.ms of which the production area accounts for 110,000sq.ms. HMCT Group’s assets are valued at 700 million RMB. The major products HMCT Group produces is measuring tools, cutting tools, precision measuring instruments, NC cutting tools and CNC machine tools.