Editor’s Pick: FANUC Offers Free Trial of CNC Virtualization Platform

Software creates digital twins of machine controls for low-risk program testing.

Software creates digital twins of machine controls for low-risk program testing.

FANUC America is offering a free trial version of CNC GUIDE, the company's PC-based virtualization platform for control design, training and part programming. 

According to the company, CNC GUIDE offers an immersive and safe way to learn how to operate CNCs, even for novice operators. Because the software creates digital twins of machine controls, programmers can test G-code programs with no risk of damaging actual machines.

CNC GUIDE can also help optimize machining operations since users can experiment in the virtual environment with performance-enhancing features in FANUC controls. According to FANUC, the software used in tandem with the company's MANUAL GUIDE i programming tool, can act as a simplified CAD/CAM package. This platform enables programming on a PC instead of the machine tool, so equipment stays in production to minimize downtime and maximize throughput.

Machine tool builders can also benefit by using CNC GUIDE to prove out design concepts faster and get their equipment quicker to market, the company says.

This limited-time offer is good only through September 2020 and available to FANUC America customers residing in the U.S. Interested parties should contact FANUC through the CNC GUIDE Trial Offering page to get started. For more information, visit: https://www.fanucamerica.com/products/cnc/software/cnc-guide/free-trial.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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