Conferences language : English, except for three workshops ()
- ICAM TECHNOLOGIES - ICAM SmartPATH offers CATIA Users Reduced Manufacturing Cycle Time
Mr. Jean-Nicolas RUBY, Vice-President Technical Marketing & Services, ICAM Technologies Corporation
Multi-axis part manufacturing requires considerable programming time with numerous iterations inside the CAM system and machine simulator prior to part production. CAM and NC programmers also struggle to create safe movements while avoiding machine over-travel. ICAM Technologies will present SmartPATH, an optimization module that is part of its integrated post-processing and simulation solution. SmartPATH automatically creates the appropriate safe retracts and approach motions for part manufacturing based on the machine kinematics and machine specifics; thereby, mitigating the importance to define all safe retracts and approach motions inside CATIA. Now, CAM programmers can concentrate on their CAM strategy and let the ICAM solution adapt and optimize the NC program based on the available CNC machine. This unique solution also allows CATIA programmers to directly re-use existing CATProcess files on different CNC machines, without having to modify the CATIA program. ICAM will also present the simplicity to automatically migrate an existing CATProcess to various machines with different kinematics configurations and NC controllers.