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December 3, 2020

FANUC America and CNC Software have recently introduced 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.”

For more information, visit www.fanucamerica.com or www.mastercam.com.

 Nexans Webinar - Key 2021 Electrical Code Changes Impacting Wire and Cable  

Nexans Free WebinarJoin NEXANS for a free webinar with Isaac Müller, Applications Engineer for Nexans as he reviews and discusses the changes to the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable. This free webinar will take place Wed, Jan 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST


This webinar includes:
- Updated rules to protect cables (12-514,12-516)
- New conditions of use for wire & cable (Table 19)
- An opportunity to ask your questions

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