MAZAK Selects ICAM as its Preferred NC Post-Processor Solutions Provider
ICAM Technologies Corporation is proud to be the authorized supplier of custom post-processor for MAZAK CNC machines. This acknowledgement strengthens the relationship between two of the world’s leading developers of manufacturing technology.
MAZAK and ICAM have also agreed to share respective product information and technical resources to ensure continuous compatibility and evolution of each company’s technologies.
ICAM / MAZAK customers will benefit from increased support for MAZAK advanced controls and kinematics and ICAM’s leading edge multi-axis machining applications. Furthermore, ICAM’s NC post-processing product allows customers who use CAD / CAM systems to exploit the most advanced MAZAK machine tool technology.
With the collaborative initiatives of ICAM and MAZAK, customers can rest assured that they will have access to MAZAK state-of-the-art machining functionalities via their CAD / CAM / PLM system and ICAM’s advanced NC post-processing products.
Super Quick Turn series, Dual Turn Series and Quadrex
Cybertech Turns with milling capability
Nexus Quick Turn with milling capability
Multi-Axis Vertical Machining Centers
Mazak Corporation offers a number of Vertical Machining Center solutions for the manufacturing needs of its customers:
The Variaxis Series – 730, 630, 500
The Vortex Series
The MTV Series
The Versatech Series
The FJV Series
The Hypersonic Series
The Nexus VNC Series
Horizontal Machining Centers
The FF Series
The FH Series
The PFH Series
The HCN Series
The Mu Series
The HV Series
All Mazak Horizontal Machining Centers share a number of features that MAZAK has incorporated into the base machine. The integration of the following items have improved the overall life, stability and accuracy of the machine tool and its components:
Mazatrol Fusion 640 Control with both Conversational and EIA Programming
Spindle Chiller Units
Hollow Ball Screws with recirculating fluid after passing through a separate chiller unit
Through Spindle Coolant
Digital High Gain Servo Motors with 1,000,000 (one million) pulse per revolution encoders
Mazak manufactures the most productive machine tools in the world. MAZAK meets standards of precision and reliability that are second to none in products, development, and manufacturing. The manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, the US, England, and Singapore meet the high standard of machine quality MAZAK insists on. By producing machines close to the market, MAZAK understands what its customers need to gain a competitive edge. This ability to match products to the market requirements allows MAZAK to produce innovative, high performance machines at a reasonable price. Agile manufacturing in all its factories provides consistent, high quality-machine tools.
ICAM and DMG America Sign Marketing Agreement
ICAM Technologies Corporation has entered into a Strategic Marketing Agreement (SMA) with DMG America (DMG). This agreement provides ICAM access to DMG’s commercially available design and manufacturing tools and other pertinent machine and controller information.
The sharing of technical knowledge and other resources will allow for a successful integration of ICAM and DMG respective products and services that will ultimately enable end-users to benefit from advanced DMG machine tool features via their CAD / CAM / PLM systems.
This agreement enables DMG customers to benefit from ICAM’s 40+ years of NC post-processing experience with multi-axis machining applications including path planning, tool-tip programming, coordinate frame transformations, NURBS interpolation and arc fitting of point-to-point data.
Additionally, ICAM’s integrated machine tool simulation solution, Virtual Machine®, enables NC programmers to graphically simulate and test programs for collisions easily and automatically during post-processing, before the machine code is implemented within the production environment.
Supports advanced machine tool features such as tool-tip programming, coordinate frame transformations, NURBS interpolation and fitting and arc fitting of point-to-point data
Integrated machine tool simulation, Virtual Machine, for collision, over-travel detection and avoidance and gouging verification
CAM-POST provides advanced built-in optimization features to enhance manufacturing efficiency and productivity
A large library of NC post-processors allows users to effortlessly interchange jobs between NC machines
Includes advanced forward-looking optimizations such as path planning, rotary axis pre-positioning and winding to avoid dwell marks and over-travel, and rotary repositioning during contouring where necessary
Simple “point and click” Wizard allows even the most novice users to generate advanced NC post-processors
Through advanced ISO standard macro programming capabilities, CAM-POST allows users to implement custom manufacturing methodologies
Supports all major CAD / CAM / PLM Systems and CNC equipment
CAM-POST works on all major hardware platforms such as UNIX and Windows
DMG, the technological leader in the field of metal cutting machine tools, presents its customers with innovative production solutions to increase productivity, flexibility and precision and also offers a comprehensive spectrum of DMG services to maximize customer care and satisfaction.
ICAM and Makino Sign Marketing Agreement
ICAM and Makino enter into a Strategic Marketing Alliance where both parties share technical knowledge and other resources to provide end users for a functional integration of each company’s respective products.
Provide ICAM with your machining requirements and we will work together with Makino in delivering high quality and efficient solutions!
ICAM offers a custom advanced post-processing development solution geared to deliver optimized results for all Makino machines. ICAM’s custom NC post-processors are created using advanced kinematics models and offer support for up to 15 axes of control.
CAM-POST has the most integrated and comprehensive MULTI-CAM Interface in the market compatible with every hardware platform.
OMAX makes abrasive waterjet machining simple & precise through its exclusive Intelli-MAX® control software that is available on all OMAX and MAXIEM branded waterjet machines. By combining Intelli-MAX with advanced NC post-processors from ICAM, OMAX & MAXIEM owners stand to benefit from the sophisticated features that coincide with high-end 3D CAD/CAM packages.
For example, OMAX and MAXIEM waterjet operators can program complex multi-axis tool paths, while simultaneously achieving the speed and accuracy that comes with the Intelli-MAX Software Suite. Furthermore, operators can program multi-process tool paths within a single CAD/CAM system.
OMAX is collaborating with ICAM, because of their extensive skills & experience implementing and supporting advanced machining applications. OMAX is especially impressed with ICAM’s manufacturing expertise within the aerospace & automotive sectors, because these are two of the many industry segments that greatly benefit from the speed and flexibility of OMAX waterjet machines.
Headquartered in Kent, Washington, OMAX® Corporation is the global leader in abrasivejet machining. Each OMAX JetMachining® Center & MAXIEM® JetCutting Center is powered by the company’s innovative control software, bringing affordable abrasivejet technology to an expanding and diverse group of industries.
For more information on OMAX products and accessories, contact OMAX at 800-838-0343 or visit www.omax.com.
ICAM Technologies Corporation (ICAM) has signed a Strategic Marketing Agreement (SMA) with Dörries Scharmann Technologie GmbH (DST), a leading provider of CNC machine tools designed for drilling, turning, boring, milling and grinding applications primarily catered to the aerospace and defense industries.
The main purpose of this agreement is to assure the successful integration of ICAM’s NC post-processing and machine tool simulation technology with DST machine tools through the exchange of technical knowledge and product information including DST’s commercially available machine and control specifications. ICAM’s post-processors will enable end-users to take full advantage of sophisticated DST machine tool features and functionalities via their respective CAD / CAM systems.
Additionally, ICAM and DST have agreed to collaborate on strategic marketing initiatives as well as to promote each other’s products and services within the NC manufacturing market.
DST customers will also benefit from ICAM’s extensive NC post-processing experience with advanced multi-axes machining applications and techniques such as high-speed machining, tool-tip programming, coordinate frame transformations, NURBS interpolation and arc fitting of point-to-point data.
Virtual Machine Model – DST FOGS
Droop + Rein FOGS D40
Furthermore, Virtual Machine® may be deployed as an integrated productivity tool to ICAM’s NC post-processing technology to create a powerful machine tool simulation environment allowing NC programmers to optimize and test programs against collisions and over-travel automatically during post-processing.
“We are pleased to work with ICAM to offer integrated ICAM NC post-processor and simulation solutions to simplify and accelerate the machine tool implementation process of our customers,” said Michael Schedler, DST’s Head of Marketing. “ICAM’s on-going collaboration with SIEMENS allows them to create proven NC post-processors for the SINUMERIK 840D, the most widely used controller for our machines.”
“DST is recognized as a leading supplier of high-quality multi-axes CNC machines to the aerospace and defense industries,” says Sam Chehab, ICAM’s VP, Sales and Marketing. “This newly formed business relationship provides end-users easier access to DST’s advanced machine tool features using ICAM’s advanced solutions concurrently with all major and multiple CAD / CAM / PLM systems.”
Dörries Scharmann Technologie GmbH (DST) delivers machine tools from Dörries, Droop + Rein, Scharmann Berthiez and Mecof with well proven outstanding performances for drilling, turning, boring, milling and grinding of medium and large size components. For decades DST products have been employed on many different applications worldwide. DST has developed a level of know-how which is state-of-the-art in many areas. DST machine tools are used to solve the most demanding machining tasks efficiently and to the highest standards in terms of accuracy.
DST delivers the machining technologies for its customers to solve specific machining tasks in an economical way. For more information visit: www.ds-technologie.de.
ICAM – FOREST-LINÉ Integration
A post processor is the critical component between a CAM system and machine tool and alows users to properly drive their CNC machine.
Integration of FOREST-LINÉ CNC machines with Flexitool into CAD / CAM / PLM manufacturing process using the ICAM PSE solution.