Originally titled 'Post Processor Offers Post Templates to Output NC Code'
DMG/Mori Seiki offers Mori-APT toolpath-based post processor, which is part of a suite of applications called Manufacturing Suite. This universal post processor will be available for all Mori Seiki machines and will work with any CAM software that outputs toolpaths in Mori-APT standardized format. The Manufacturing Suite Post Processor software comes with post templates to output NC code for all of the company’s machines.
The Mori-APT toolpath format is an extension of APT CLDATA standard (based on ANSI NCITS 37-1999 and ISO 4343:2000). The Manufacturing Suite post processor can import the standardized tool path from any CAM software and generate NC code using the DMG/Mori Seiki post templates. For the process to work, customers need to acquire the Mori-APT CLDATA interface-enabled version of the CAM software from their respective CAM vendors and acquire the Manufacturing Suite post processor software.
Now, DMG/Mori Seiki delivers the machine tool and the corresponding Manufacturing Suite post processor software, allowing customers to hit the ground running as soon as a machine lands on their shop floor. Customers can continue to use multiple CAM software solutions in conjunction with Manufacturing Suite post processor to generate NC code, now avoiding the needs to procure post processors for individual CAM software and with the added benefit of a single-support contact. The post processor that is a part of Manufacturing Suite also includes additional software application modules such as, “NC Simulation” for virtual machine NC code and collision detection verification, and “Program Manager” for sending and receiving NC programs and parameters between PC and machine tools.