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Postprocessor

Postprocessor Programming - Support For CNC Machines / Drive Controls

What is postprocessor?

A Post Processor is a unique „driver“ specific to a CNC machine, robot or mechanism; some machines start at different locations or required extra movement between each operation, the Post-Processor works with the CAM software or off-line programming software to make sure the G-Code output or program is correct for a specific machine build.

The Post Processor controls the format and syntax of the program that is generated for the controller that controls a specific machine (typically a CNC or a robot).

A post processor is used with the CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) Software to generate G-code for a specific CNC Machine. A post processor can also be used with Off-line programming software for a specific industrial robot.

The Post-Processor will alter the program output to suit a specific machine; a „Post“ can be used for complex things like producing a proprietary machine language other than G-Code or M-Code, or a Post-Processor maybe used to start a machine from a specific position.

(source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_processor)
Fusion 360 to NC HOPS- Holzer (5Ax)
Fusion 360 Slnumerik 840D
Inventor HSM to Wood Wop
Alphacam to Homag/ Weeke