As the developers at Spring Technologies explain, the machine simulation checks the NC code to generate absolutely collision-free programs at maximum speed. This also considers set-up as well as swivel and entry movements in the machining area. The simulation occurs in a three-step process, without losing any time with iterations, so that a streamlined work process can be ensured. Users are said to benefit from programming during the day and production in batch mode at night. The tool paths can also be optimized. Unnecessary tool motions and dreaded tool crashes are avoided, as is also stressed. Avoiding air cutting, users can apparently reduce the machining time of the NC programs by 20 percent on average and achieve improved surface quality and increase tool life. Digitalized CNC manufacturing, however, does not end at the plant gate, the company points out. 3D NC videos of simulations can also be deployed within supplier management. Conversely, users can download tool data directly from the tool clouds. The digital technical document management provides real-time access to current modifications and enables an interactive collaboration.
NC simulation in an automated and intelligent process
The machine simulation NCSimul Machine allows a continuous process from the CAM system to the machine, and reportedly does so with outstanding 3D technology and rapid calculation.