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CAM WorkPackages for NCSIMUL 4CAM

SPRING Technologies has launched its CAM WorkPackages, a set of interfaces between commercially available CAM solutions and NCSIMUL 4CAM (formerly NCSIMUL CAM). WorkPackages are provided for CATIA (Dassault Systèmes), NX (Siemens), CREO (PTC), TopSolid'Cam (MISSLER) and Mastercam (CNC Software, Inc). Ultimately, SPRING Technologies plans to offer its users direct interfaces with all of the leading CAM products on the market.

"NCSIMUL 4CAM is an innovative solution that is a vital add-on for a CAM deployment that makes production environments even more agile," said a company spokesperson. "To do this, it must enable users to transparently harness all of their CAM project data, so they can quickly and easily switch from one NC machine to another without writing new code. The CAM WorkPackages provide this capability."

NCSIMUL 4CAM enables programmers in any sector of industry to directly and easily retrieve a part assembly, a clamping system and a rough stock model, with the machining and positioning coordinate system data and associated cutting tool library, without having to go back into the toolpath program. In addition to the ISO files, the CAM WorkPackage gives users read access to CATIA, Esprit, GO2CAM, NX, Pro-E and Surfcam APT files to automatically identify and separate the different machining phases and facilitate the change to the new machine. This delivers further timesavings when changing between NC machines, addressing production and machine availability imperatives.

Customer benefits include:

  • Optimized flexibility to adapt manufacturing to machine availability on the shop floor
  • Faster production rates and TRS from NC machines
  • Safer machine changes in one click, generating a new NC program that is simulated, checked, optimized and validated, whichever NC machine was used upstream or downstream in the process
  • Monitoring of all the modifications made following the change of machine in the different machining sequences
  • Capitalization on the work of the programmer by automatically reusing information from the CAM
  • Dynamic management and exporting of the intermediary rough stocks for instant data checks at all times during the machining phase.

For more information contact:

Silvre Proisy, General Manager

SPRING Technologies Inc.

50 Milk St., 16th Floor

Boston, MA 02109


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