It eliminates the need for users to devote time to postprocessors and machine definition, formerly routine steps made increasingly complex by multitasking machine tools. Real-time simulation verifies machining processes without taking machines off-line for expensive dry runs, leaving programmers confident of the results prior to cutting parts. Multitasking machining can reportedly increase productivity by up to 400%, compared with using different machine setups. The factory-tested software is for programming machines from Mori Seiki, Nakamura Tome, Citizen, EMCO Maier, Mazak, and others.

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