FANUC America Offers Free Trial of CNC Virtualization Platform

FANUC America is providing a free trial of its CNC guide, which allows users to learn how to operate controls, create part programs and test designs in a virtual environment on a PC.


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FANUC America is offering a free trial version of its CNC Guide, which is a PC-based virtualization platform for control design, training and part programming. The company says it is offering the simulation tool at no cost in order to assist machine tool operators and builders through the rough economic times created in 2020.

According to the company, the CNC Guide offers an immersive, 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.

The company says that the CNC Guide can also help optimize machining operations because users can experiment in the virtual environment with performance-enhancing features in FANUC controls. In addition, the software used in tandem with the conversational programming tool, Manual Guide i, 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.

FANUC’s CNC Guide can also be beneficial for builders who can use it to prove out design concepts faster and get equipment quicker to market.

This free trial is a limited-time offer available through September 2020 and only available to FANUC America customers residing in the U.S. For more information, visit short.productionmachining.com/FANUCTrial.