March 2, 2018

SPRING Technologies

Boston, Massachusetts – Representatives from SPRING Technologies, developer of software for CNC machining simulation and optimizing CAM programs, will demonstrate its NCSIMUL package at the Smart Manufacturing Experience in Boston, April 30 through May 2, 2018, booth #1044. The company will also host a “Knowledge Bar” during the event, with North American Operations Director Silvère Proisy leading a discussion surrounding NCSIMUL 4CAM and how it offers flexibility to the shop floor by streamlining the G-code for all CNC machine tools.

In addition, the company will launch its latest version of NCSIMUL, which sets a new benchmark for 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 and NCDoc.

More about NCSIMUL

  • 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 3D definitions
  • One-click project update
  • Project export/import
  • Automatic performance analysis
  • Automatic graphic detection of machining risk zones, less than optimal cutting conditions

The improvements are contained in the NCSIMUL OPTITOOL module of NCSIMUL MACHINE include algorithms that transform working feed rates into rapid feed rates or specified maximum feed rates 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% to 25% by minimizing air-cutting motions and optimizing entry and exit feed rates. 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 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 feed rates. Further, this optimization can be applied (repeated) on every machined part currently in process, multiplying the gains.