ICAM Introduces SmartPATH at IMTS 2012
Montreal, August 6, 2012 -- ICAM Technologies Corporation (ICAM) is pleased to announce that it will be introducing SmartPATHTM at IMTS 2012 at booth E3217.
ICAM’s SmartPATHTM is unique software designed to automatically optimize rapid positioning toolpath motions generated by CAD/CAM systems. This software provides savings both in CNC run-time positioning and in CAD/CAM toolpath preparation.
Rapid positioning motions generated by CAD/CAM software do not take into account machine tool kinematics, workpiece setup and travel limitations and therefore, place the burden of responsibility for safe and efficient positioning onto the NC programmer.
Rapid positioning tool-paths often must be redeveloped and carefully verified by the NC programmer when migrating programs from one CNC machine to another.
SmartPATHTM, however, identifies inefficient and unsafe positioning motions and automatically replaces them with minimized collision free safe motions based on the actual machine tool kinematics, physical travel limits, axes positioning rates and the dynamically changing state of the in-process stock.
Optimize with SmartPATHTM Video (18 mb)
Migrate with SmartPATHTM Video (18 mb)
SmartPATHTM Benefit Highlights
- Reduces CAM programming time and fixture design time
- Based on actual machine kinematics, SmartPATH ensures efficient, collision-free multi-axis machine toolpaths
- Allows operators to automatically migrate a part program between CNC machines with different kinematics
- Reduces manufacturing cycle time and cost by minimizing non-productive machine tool motions and positions
- Optimizes the use of the machine’s working envelope
“SmartPATH™ sets ICAM apart in the market,” says Brian Francis, ICAM’s Director of Research and Development. “NC programmers can now optimize the use of CNC machines by shortening machining time, allowing for the full use of the machine axis range and reducing the part programming time inside the CAM system.”
About ICAM Technologies Corporation
For over 40 years ICAM Technologies Corporation has been specializing in the development and implementation of advanced NC post-processing solutions for manufacturers in major industries worldwide. To further strengthen its position in the marketplace, ICAM has introduced Virtual Machine®, an integrated machine tool simulator with the provision for G-code machine simulation driven with Control EmulatorTM. ICAM customers benefit from dramatic improvements to CNC machine tool performance, NC programmer productivity and manufacturing process efficiency.
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