BobCAD-CAM Certifies Post Processors for Fagor Automation Controllers

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BobCAD-CAM, Inc.® met with Fagor Automation Corp to certify OEM post processors for Fagor CNC machine controllers.

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It’s a huge value to CNC machine businesses to know their CAD-CAM software is going to output accurate g-code to their controller on day one.

BobCAD-CAM, Inc.® met with Fagor Automation Corp to certify OEM post processors for Fagor CNC machine controllers.

The partnership meeting, which took place at Fagor Automation US headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Illinois allowed BobCAD-CAM representatives to test and certify post processors for the Fagor 8055 and 8060 mill and lathe controllers. They were also able to set up specific canned cycles for the controllers.

The post processor is an essential part of the manufacturing process. After a part is designed in CAD software, the next step is to program the cutting toolpaths to manufacture the part. Once the programming is created in CAM software, a post processor is used to generate the g-code program, which is readable at the CNC machine controller. The controller translates the g-code into machine movements that cut parts. G-code structure can vary from one machine controller to the next so it’s important to use the proper post processor to generate correct g-code for accurate cutting.

Certified post processors communicate compatibility between the software and CNC machine controllers. Establishing a set of certified post processors allows users and businesses to use the BobCAD-CAM software with Fagor 8055 or 8060 controllers without modifications. Modifying post processors can be time consuming and may result in additional costs if outsourcing the modifications.

“Through our partnership, we have accomplished our goals to make the most refined toolpaths and machine language code compatible with all Fagor Automation CNC controller models,” said Richard Parenti, Applications and Training Manager at Fagor Automation. “Our many thanks to the dedicated BobCAD-CAM engineers for recognizing Fagor and spending time on enhancements that will lead to our mutual success.”

“One of our top priorities is to work closely with CNC controller manufacturers, like Fagor Automation, to ensure compatibility for our clients,” explained Walter Czyrsky, Technical Director at BobCAD-CAM. “It’s a huge value to CNC machine businesses to know their CAD-CAM software is going to output accurate g-code to their controller on day one.”

The meeting was also the first opportunity for BobCAD-CAM representatives to show Fagor Automation the features developed for their new Version 28 CAD-CAM software, which released in July 2015. The new software offers a variety of new features for both mill and lathe CNC machines including better hole drilling, new tool type options, more efficient toolpaths, all-new mill turn capabilities, and much more.

To learn more about BobCAD-CAM and CAD-CAM software for CNC programming or to try the new BobCAD-CAM V28 software, visit the company’s website BobCAD.com.

About BobCAD-CAM, Inc.
Clearwater, FL | http://www.BobCAD.com

For 30 years, BobCAD-CAM has been dedicated to designing powerful, user-friendly and affordable CAD-CAM software. BobCAD-CAM products are used in CNC machine shops and schools all over the world - helping to automate the programming process for mill, mill turn, lathe, router, plasma, laser, waterjet, and wire EDM CNC machines. The company also offers solutions for CAD, artistic CAD, nesting, solid machine simulation, custom post processors, comprehensive training, and support packages.

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