Optimized 5-axis Post Processor for FANUC CNCs
Mastercam’s new post processor unlocks faster and more accurate “art to part” FANUC CNC capabilities.
Hoffman Estates, IL – FANUC America, a leading factory automation solutions provider, and CNC Software, global leading CAM systems provider of Mastercam, introduce a new post processor designed to optimize 5-axis capabilities in FANUC CNCs. The new post processor allows advanced machine tool operators to reduce their cycle times while boosting part accuracy, particularly for CAD/CAM generated 5-axis simultaneous contouring part processes.
A growing number of manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, medical and mold & die job shops, are incorporating 5-axis simultaneous processing in their operations. By optimizing FANUC CNCs with this new Mastercam post processor, machine tools will be able to produce parts–modeled in the CAD system—more precisely.
“For 5-axis simultaneous contouring, a quality CAD/CAM system is critical,” says Rick Schultz, Aerospace Program Manager for FANUC America. “FANUC has worked closely with CNC Software to make it easy for programmers to create optimal tool paths using the advanced algorithms available in the 5-axis Milling Standard Package for FANUC’s 30i-B and 30i-B Plus Series controls.”
Key functions in the Milling Standard Package for FANUC controls include Tool Center Point (TCP), Workpiece Setting, Error Compensation (WSEC), Easy Setting Function to support multiple acceleration and process profiles, and advanced lookahead algorithms AICC II with Smooth Tolerance Control+. This package used with the latest FANUC-controlled machine tools and the new Mastercam post processor is designed to power the future of advanced 5-axis machining.
“This new Mastercam post processor unlocks the full potential of machine tools that come with the 5-axis Milling Standard Package,” explains Schultz. “Shorter cycle times with better path accuracy and mirror surface finishes will set a new standard for machining with Mastercam generated code.”
About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation. FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability.
FANUC embraces a culture of “Service First” which means that customer service is our highest priority. We are committed to supplying our customers with parts and support for the life of their FANUC products.
FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities in: Auburn Hills, MI; Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Houston; Huntington Beach, CA; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; Birmingham, AL; San Francisco; Seattle; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, and Manaus, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Monterrey, and Queretaro, Mexico. For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website: www.fanucamerica.com. Also, connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About CNC Software:
Founded in 1983, CNC Software, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tolland, Connecticut, with corporate offices in Switzerland and China. The company develops Mastercam, a suite of CAD/CAM software created to reduce production time and expense with efficient machining strategies and advanced toolpath technologies like Accelerated Finishing™ and Dynamic Motion™. Mastercam is the world’s #1 CAM software, with more than 280,000 installations in industries such as moldmaking, automotive, medical, aerospace, consumer products, education, and prototyping. It is distributed through an international channel of authorized Mastercam Resellers in 75 countries, providing localized sales, training, and support for 2- through 5-axis routing, milling, and turning; 2- and 4-axis wire EDM; 2D and 3D design; surface and solid modeling; artistic relief cutting; and Swiss machining. For more information, visit www.mastercam.com.
FANUC America Corporation Media Contact:
Factory Automation: Debra Schug
CNC Strategic Communications Specialist
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Robotics: Cathy Powell
Public Relations and Communications Manager
FANUC America Corporation
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