ICAM Ships Integrated PSE V20 to its Users
Montreal, February 8, 2013 ICAM Technologies Corporation announces that it is currently shipping Integrated PSE V20, the latest version of its integrated Post-processing, Simulation & Emulation software, to its user community.
Inside a single software platform, Integrated PSE provides a unique environment for Post-processing, Simulation and Emulation (for G-Code) that interfaces with the most popular CAD / CAM / PLM systems, CNC controllers and machine tools on the market.
Integrated PSE V20 supports Windows 8 and features SmartPATHTM, 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.
SmartPATH™ 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.
Building on 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, Integrated PSE V20 offers an array of new features including:
- Support for 3D tool compensation
- Support for positioning/continuous B axis when turning
- Supports probing and part-transfer of in-process stock
- Advanced time line presenting more information on simulation process (tool change, coolant, sub-programs, etc…)
- Support for merging lathes and multi-control workcell applications
“SmartPATHTM, new in V20, really 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 around the world. ICAM has added an integrated machine tool simulator, Virtual Machine®, with the provision for G-code machine simulation driven with ICAM Control EmulatorTM to its product mix that further strengthened its position in the NC manufacturing market. ICAM customers benefit from dramatic improvements to CNC machine optimization, NC programmer productivity and manufacturing process efficiency. ICAM’s unique technology and services provide its customers and industry partners with the competitive edge that their business operations and customers demand.
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