ANCA's CIM3D Tool Grinding Software Enables Remote Programming
Version 9 of ANCA’s CIM3D or CIMulator3D tool grinding simulation software has an upgraded interface with fresh colors and icons for easier use. CIM3D V9 enables customization based on regularly-used features and off-line verification of background calculations, increasing machine productivity. It also enables those working from home to perform programming remotely.
The new version offers clearer visualization with a customizable timeline panel: a central dashboard speeding tool analysis. New tool programs can be verified for size, shape, machine clearance, cycle time estimates and more. Users can determine protrusion length, estimate cycle times, increment position with the mouse’s scrolling function and more.
Programming a robot with the same CAM software used for a multi-axis machine tool makes it unnecessary to “teach” the robot by jogging it manually from point to point and recording these point-to-point moves as the robot’s motion commands. Robotmaster is a software package that provides this CAD/CAM-based, off-line programming for robots. It runs fully integrated inside Mastercam CAM software for CNC machine tools.
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.
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