Develop Your Own CNC Post-Processor Quickly & Effectively
CAM-POST® is an advanced independent single source NC post-processing development software supporting all major CAD/CAM/PLM systems, CNC controllers and machine tools. CAM-POST incorporates over 45 years of industry leading NC manufacturing expertise to deliver the most advanced, intuitive and flexible system architecture available. Developed by ICAM engineers, CAM-POST post-processors are also available as dedicated solutions for specific CAD/CAM systems, machines and controllers.
Build Powerful Post-Processors for Any CAM Systems
Built with independence at the forefront, CAM-POST supports all major CAD/CAM systems like CATIA, NX CAM, creo, Mastercam & many more. This means you can develop and refine one post-processor for use with all the CAM systems you’re using, significantly cutting down on programming time.
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Create Unlimited Posts for All Your CNC Machines & Controllers
With CAM-POST, you can develop and refine your own CNC post-processors that leverage the power of over 45 years of industry experience for any and all your existing CNC machine/controller pairings.
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A CNC Post-Processor Builder with Advanced Capabilities
Embedded CNC optimization technology delivers improvements to part quality, production output and reduced cycle time – the real measure of a post-processor can be taken from the quality of NC code it produces. Several of CAM-POST’s most powerful features, providing the user with on-demand access to advanced functionalities in the multi-axes machining world, are outlined below.
RTA is logic that can retract a tool from the material and reset to the alternate pose when rotary or linear travel is exhausted during continuous machining. Rotary axis winding and pre-positioning features provide extended uninterrupted 5D cutting. Preferred rotary positioning can be used to ensure better operator visibility or to enforce a consistent 5-axis pose where possible
Using ICAM’s unique look-ahead technology, CAM-POST automatically selects the best possible path during a rapid positioning motion, avoiding any undesirable dwell marks resulting from a required rotary-turn-around. Path planning also prepositions rotary axes that are parallel to the tool if it discovers that they must be rotated midway through a continuous cut.
ROTATING TOOL CENTER POINT
RTCP is a feature of advanced controllers that permit the user to output tool tip coordinates instead of control point coordinates supporting actual axes, vector, dual point, Euler, RPY or virtual axes rotary control methods. The control computes the kinematics and handles linearization for simpler and more transportable programs, as well as full 5D tool compensation. RTCP activation and deactivation is available in the CAM program, while maintaining control over travel limit conditions and simulations.
LOCAL COORDINATE FRAME TRANSFORMATION
CAM-POST supports translation, rotation, scale, mirror and additive transformations. Activation of coordinate frames can be set automatically, whenever the tool orientation changes, or can be set on demand. LCS also includes recognition of preferred coordinate frame hints from the CAM system. All travel, feed and timing calculations continue to be based on the true physical configuration of the machine.