Ucamco releases UcamX v2016.01, the latest version of its ultra-powerful all-in-one CAM software suite for the global PCB manufacturing industry. At the core of the UcamX platform is PP+, Ucamco's Parallel Processing feature. This works with state-of-the-art UcamX multicore and 64bit workstation technology to deliver unsurpassed functionality, speed and capabilities to the CAM engineer's fingertips, enabling tasks to be completed in a fraction of the time needed by other CAM systems.
Gerber nested step & repeat – final call for comments
Ucamco proposes extending the Gerber format to make it more efficient in handling fabrication and assembly panels. In August 2015 Ucamco published a draft specification at www.ucamco.com, for review and comment by the Gerber community before the spec is cast in concrete. We received thoughtful feedback on the draft specification from the user community which we incorporated in successive revisions of the draft. We stand now at revision 8. It is significantly extended compared to the original. Viewers of the earlier drafts may want to have a look at revisions 8.
Ucamco feels revision 8 is ready for incorporation in the spec. However, it will be kept in draft form for 2-3 more months. If Gerber is important to you please be pro-active review the draft carefully, and see how this would work for you. By doing this you will help yourself and the whole Gerber user community. Once the draft is incorporated in the specification, it is too late - one can only uselessly complain.
For the first time a single system is handles the full PCB product definition and production data, including image data. For rigid, flex and flex-rigid. It manages the images stack-up and material details, ERP material references, material characteristics, finishes, classes, and - most importantly - the production stages. It features an XML interface for input into ERP and PPS (Production Planning System).
Integr8tor is Ucamco’s automated client/server workflow system for the PCB industry. It automatically converts incoming customer data, calculates design characteristics and prepares the single PCB for CAM at industry-leading customers world-wide for almost a decade. Integr8tor is integrated with a variety of quotation, engineering and ERP systems.