ICAM and SIEMENS Join Hands for Smarter Industrial Production Methodologies using CNC Programming

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MONTREAL, QC:  ICAM Technologies and SIEMENS have signed a PLM Solution Partner Program Agreement which allows ICAM’s Adaptive Post-Processing solution to be integrated within NX CAM. 

Adaptive Post-Processing by ICAM changes CNC programming methodology by creating a unique integrated environment for the traditional independent steps of post-processing, tool-path optimization and G-code simulation. This new methodology allows all these steps to be executed simultaneously permitting cross communication among them allowing for automatic toolpath corrections, all in one integrated process, with a single click execution.

The NX users are able to reduce NC programming and machine cycle times through the integrated solution provided by the ICAM’s post processor. The integrated solution allows for the in-process evaluation of feedback from the post-processor, machining simulator and ICAM’s other tool-path optimization technologies to automatically create an optimized NC program for a target CNC machine.

The traditional serial method of tool-path creation, post-processing, machine simulation and G-code verification, most often create errors leaving the dull investigative work in the hands of the NC programmer. ICAM's Adaptive Post-Processing solution eliminates these errors and reduces programming time, also allows the programmer to adopt ICAM’s philosophy to “create tool-paths for the part”.  The Creation of tool-paths while using Adaptive Post-Processing also eliminates the reprogramming of the part for a new target CNC machine.

“These are exciting times for significant changes in manufacturing productivity for all NX CAM users worldwide,” says John Nassr, President, ICAM Technologies. As the expectations regarding the collaboration and the expectant results of the two will be both remarkable and significant.