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Enhanced CNC Optimization in NCSIMUL

SPRING Technologies has enhanced the optimization capabilities of its flagship NCSIMUL package. The improvements are contained in the NCSIMUL OPTITOOL module of NCSIMUL MACHINE, SPRING Technologies' CNC machine verification software for simulating, verifying, optimizing and reviewing machining programs.

The new capabilities include algorithms that transform working feedrates into rapid feedrates or specified maximum feedrates for approach and retract motions in both circular and linear toolpaths. The software's Air Cutting Optimization mode can enable users to reduce machining times by 4-25% by minimizing air-cutting motions and optimizing entry and exit feedrates. This results in immediate and automatic savings on every part produced, even on existing programs.

Simple, one-click implementation requires no alteration to the toolpath or CAM system. The software is effective in FANUC, Heidenhain, Siemens and any other standard CNC control languages. NCISMUL OPTITOOL also enables users to test different optimization strategies and provides graphic analysis comparing initial and optimized feedrates. Further, this optimization can be applied (repeated) on every machined part currently in process, multiplying the gains.

"Optimization of non-cutting motions, as provided by these enhancements of NCISMUL OPTITOOL, represents a major opportunity for significant savings in machining time," said Silvère Proisy, North American Operations Director for SPRING Technologies.

For more information contact:

Silvère Proisy, General Manager

SPRING Technologies Inc.

50 Milk St., 16th Floor

Boston, MA 02109


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