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Boost Machining and Programming Efficiency with Digitalization Suite

FANUC America has introduced its next step in end-to-end digitalization tools for machine shops with the new NC Reflection Studio. The advanced software allows for complex program creation, troubleshooting and editing while simulating the cutting process.

NC Reflection Studio uses machine models from the machine tool builder or select CAM systems with a virtualized FANUC CNC, creating a digital twin to provide G-code and cutting simulation, in addition to backplotting, program editing as well as full-featured job setup. This aspect provides greater simulation accuracy by using the real CNC parameters, machine layout and kinematics. Additionally, users can upload or download part programs to the CNC over an Ethernet connection for seamless program management.

This is a tool that helps ensure programs are correct for the exact machine set-up, and ultimately make parts more efficiently with less risk, which is what all manufacturers want," said Paul Webster, Director of Factory Automation Engineering for FANUC America. "As a global leader in providing CNCs, we are the best source to provide real Industry 4.0 insight into the CNC. With this high-fidelity simulation suite, you will be able to spend less time testing posted programs at the machine and more time cutting."

NC Reflection Studio allows robust part program editing and complete job set-up of tooling, fixtures, offset and part blanks. Importing posted programs from CAM and testing using the machine models and CNC set-up gives users the ability to see how the machine will process the program in the real world.

"Traditional G-code simulation, while fast, lacks data about the set-up of the real machine," said a company spokesperson. "Adding online simulation unlocks the ability to test programs utilizing the actual machine parameter settings. With this flexibility of editing programs between the backplot, cutting and online simulation environments, users can quickly test programs while editing, as well as verify detailed programs before releasing them to production."

For more information contact:

FANUC America Corporation

3900 West Hamlin Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48309-3253

888-FANUC-US (326-8287)

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