ICAM Technologies Corp.
CNC machining has come a long way since its early days, with machine tool builders pushing out more and more innovative products every day. They bring with them new features and capabilities, but also a steeper learning curve and new techniques to be mastered. As Brian Francis, our Director of Research & Development tells us, his team have been closely monitoring these developments and providing simple and clever ways to make use of them: “In the end it always comes down to someone sitting in front of a CAD/CAM system and they have whatever sort of tool-path mechanism they have for removing material. And now there’s a machine that has some interesting new way of doing something. Well the CAM system doesn’t respond to that, we in the middle have to respond.”
And respond we have. Since its founding, ICAM has been continuously evolving to meet new market demands, as company President John Nassr explains: “ICAM started in 1971, hiring a few people to provide programming services for 5-axis machines for local manufacturers that had the machinery, but didn’t have the skills or ability to program them. We evolved from there by a adding post-processing, development tools, we did custom post-processors, then we got into plotting and simulation. Now we’ve evolved to a point where we’ve included all these products into one optimized, contiguous flow, Adaptive Post-Processing.”