ICAM Interfaces Post-Processing Product Suite to Mastercam

ICAM Technologies Corporation and CNC Software Inc. (CNC) announce today that they have signed a Business Partner Agreement allowing for a smoother integration between their two distinctive products. Under this agreement, ICAM has created a graphical user interface to its complete NC post-processing development product suite within Mastercam.

Mastercam NC programmers can now develop integrated NC post-processing and machine simulation solutions for 5-Axis Mill and Mill / Turn applications within Mastercam 8, 9, X2 and X3 using CAM-POST® and Virtual Machine – ICAM’s advanced NC post-processing and machine tool simulation products, respectively.

Customers will benefit from ICAM’s extensive NC post-processing expertise with advanced multi-axes machining applications and techniques such as path planning, high-speed machining, tool-tip programming, coordinate frame transformations, NURBS interpolation and arc fitting of point-to-point data.

Within the context of this partnership, ICAM has developed a Mastercam Extractor featured within the latest version of Virtual Machine. Mastercam Extractor allows for the automatic data extraction of the tool, part and stock including fixtures and holders, as described in Mastercam X2 and X3; thereby, enabling NC programmers to easily and efficiently create machine simulation sessions.

Deploying Virtual Machine as an integrated option to CAM-POST, delivers a powerful machine tool simulation solution providing Mastercam programmers with the means to simulate and test NC programs against collisions and over-travel easily and automatically during post-processing.

“ICAM is the most widely used NC post-processing solution for multi-axes machining applications” says Doug Nemeth, Corporate Sales at CNC Software. “A CAM-POST interface within Mastercam and the Mastercam Extractor featured in Virtual Machine will allow our customers to efficiently create advanced post-processors and machine simulations, resulting in increased part production and quicker time to market.”

“Mastercam programmers can rest assured that they can obtain high-quality and proven ICAM post-processors that support all major machine tools and controllers” adds Sam Chehab, ICAM’s VP of Sales and Marketing. “Mastercam users can also benefit from ICAM’s Integrated PSE solution that allows for advanced NC post-processing, machine tool simulation and verification as well as G-Code emulation within a single integrated software platform.

About CNC Software Inc.

Mastercam provides complete and advanced software solutions for the CAD/CAM market. High quality milling, turning, wire EDM, and modeling CAD / CAM software, supported by a worldwide network of expert representatives has helped to make Mastercam the leading CAD / CAM tool according to CIMdata, Inc. (an independent research firm) on the market today. Mastercam has the ability to strip away the clutter and focuses on what’s important – the customer. Visit www.mastercam.com for further information.