ICAM Releases the Latest Version of CAM-POST: V18

ICAM Technologies Corporation (ICAM) announces the release of CAM-POST® V18, the latest version of its graphical NC post-processing software solution.

Version 18 delivers technological improvements based on the evolution of the NC manufacturing industry and the market intelligence gathered upon solving current manufacturing issues faced by leading aerospace and automotive companies.

CAM-POST V18 is an interactive NC post-processing development and deployment software product supporting the most popular CAD / CAM systems, CNC controllers and machine tools.

Unlike competing post-processing products that restrict programmers to develop post-processors using complex macros, CAM-POST V18 provides the environment for a tightly integrated post-processing and machine simulation solution allowing users to create and automatically test NC programs against collisions and other programming errors within a single user-friendly graphical interface.

Building on its advanced “forward-looking” features such as path planning and rotary axes pre-positioning / winding, developed to enhance the machining process while avoiding dwell marks, over-traveling and rotary repositioning, CAM-POST V18 offers an array of new features to its end-users including:

  • Rotary head support for 5-axis Mill / Turn machines
  • New polar interpolation (TRANSMIT, G12.1.) and emulation support for Mill / Turn and Mill machines
  • Rotary axis “singular positioning” optimization to avoid linear axis over-traveling conditions
  • Automatic switching between Cartesian (xyz) and Polar (zxc) to avoid linear axis over-traveling

ICAM’s complete NC manufacturing product line including CAM-POST V18 is now available for 64-bit processors and supports Windows Vista®. The ICAM database supports extended post-processor names and virtually unlimited saved post-processor revisions.

“What makes CAM-POST V18 such a unique post-processing solution is that advanced posts can be generated, tested and automatically optimized concurrently during the programming phase,” said Brian Francis, ICAM’s Director of Research and Development. “The benefit of these features is that it allows programmers to develop high-quality post-processors at a fraction of the time it would have taken using other solutions.”