What is a Fanuc post processor?

FANUC America has introduced a new post processor designed to optimize 5-axis capabilities in FANUC CNCs. The new post processor allows advanced machine tool operators to reduce their cycle times while boosting part accuracy, particularly for CAD/CAM generated 5-axis simultaneous contouring part processes.

What is M and G code?

G codes direct the machine’s motion and function, while M codes direct the operations outside movements. The G code activates the CNC machine while the M code activates the machine’s programmable logic controller.

How does a post processor work?

A post processor is software that takes your CAD/CAM toolpathing information and converts it into code that your CNC machine can utilize. It is essentially an interpreter, translating the language of your design into commands that the machine can follow.

What is the meaning of post processor?

noun. Computing. A computer program or device that operates on the output of another, especially one which converts the output into a visual form or a form readable by a device such as a printer.

How do I know my post processor?

Start the program and use File > Open Application Data Folder. This will open a new window showing all the program’s support folders. Select the Postp folder to find the Post Processors.

How do I add Fusion to my post processor?

Navigate to the Assets > CAMPosts folder of the Fusion Drive.

  1. Drag the downloaded post processor from its file location on the computer to the CAMPosts folder.
  2. After taking a few minutes to upload, now it should be possible to access the post processor through the [My Cloud Posts] library in Fusion 360.

What is a post in Cam?

A CNC post processor is software that converts toolpaths created in a CAM system into NC programs that can be read by a machine’s controller to move the cutting tool along the programmed paths in a safe, consistent and predictable manner. Toolpath data from the CAM system is stored in machine independent files.

Is Mach 3 a post processor?

Mach3 is a completely different control software than the Shopbot Control software. I have a machine that runs on Mach3. While Mach3 may be extremely versatile, in my opinion it’s garbage as a router control software. A post Processor is part of your CAM software.

Is the post processor user guide out of date?

CNC Software, Inc (MasterCAM) used to have a “Post Processor User Guide”. My issue is now twenty years old; it was a couple years out of date when I bought it from MasterCAM, but was current for the posts then in use.

Where can I get Post Processor editing for free?

You can also download for free some good posts at the emastercam site to use as a base. I would suggest that you start out by watching some of the C programming videos you can easily find on the internet. Second, ask you retailer for a copy of the full MC documentation pack that includes the NCI parameter lits.

Where can I find Mastercam post processor user guide?

It has an ISBN number, ISBN-10: 1883310008, so should be available used somewhere. Then again, a quick google on “MasterCAM Post Processor User Guide” brings up a bunch of hits for books or PDF files that may be useful for later versions.

How to change code in post processor class?

For just changing a code that is used for something, it is pretty easy. A variable gets referenced and you change what code gets output by that variable. In your specific example of G76 to G32 though, there shouldn’t be any post mod req’d. That is in the threading parameters, pick “longhand” (for G32) or “canned” (for G76).