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Automation and Optimization Software Maximize Shop Floor Capabilities

SPRING Technologies, developer of software for CNC machining simulation and optimizing CAM programs, will demonstrate its flagship NCSIMUL package at AeroDef 2018. The conference and exhibits event, held at the Long Beach Convention Center, will span March 26-29 in Long Beach, CA.

The latest version of NCSIMUL allows comprehensive control of the machining process, providing ease of use, flexibility and automation for manufacturers to move towards Industry 4.0. The two main modules, NCSIMUL MACHINE and NCSIMUL 4CAM, will be highlighted at the event, along with NCSIMUL OPTITOOL.

"Without compromising the integrity of the shop floor, our software has the ability to streamline capabilities that work to complete and optimize any project overnight using automated processes," said Silvère Proisy, North American Operations Director for SPRING Technologies. "Of particular interest to aerospace OEMs and its suppliers, this approach provides room for more innovation during the day and without risking thousands of dollars in equipment and machinery. Flexibility drives productivity with automation tailored to any shop floor."

Among the newer features of NCSIMUL and the NCSIMUL 4CAM module are: new probing strategies; support for turning after milling, for one-click NC machine turnaround; cutting tool management with 3-D definitions; one-click project update; project export/import; automatic performance analysis; automatic graphic detection of machining risk zones and less than optimal cutting conditions and more.

The improvements are contained in the NCSIMUL OPTITOOL module of NCSIMUL MACHINE and include algorithms that transform working feedrates into rapid feedrates or specified maximum feedrates for approach and retract motions in 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 savings on every part produced, even on existing programs.

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

For more information contact:

Silévre Proisy, General Manager

SPRING Technologies Inc.

50 Milk St., 16th Floor

Boston, MA 02109


AeroDef Booth 1022

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