Cimatron Technologies Inc.
Please visit: Cimatron Limited
Novi, MI 48375 US
With over 28 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles and ultimately shorten product delivery time.
The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.
Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information on Cimatron, visit www.cimatrontech.com
In another industry first, Cimatron Ltd. (NASDAQ: CIMT), a leading global provider of integrative CAD/CAM software solutions for toolmakers, announced the first commercial NC software for micro-milling – machining of tiny, highly precise micro-components and their molds. The solution is available as a feature of Cimatron’s flagship product suite CimatronE 7.0. Micro-system technology has become one of the most dynamic growing industries in the world, and confronts manufacturers of tools and components with unique challenges. Parts are shrinking, while increasing in complexity; miniature features must be machined with extreme accuracy, and work on the micro level requires special tools – as small as 0.1mm in diameter – to achieve the required accuracy and surface quality. Cimatron’s solution meets and exceeds the requirements of micro-tooling: a unique algorithm and special machining strategies successfully apply CimatronE’s proven CAD/CAM functionality to support milling at levels traditional NC software cannot achieve. Characteristics of the solution include: high precision, tight machining tolerance, effective handling of imperfect imported geometrical data, direct surface milling, and 3- & 5-axis toolpaths.
CimatronE 7.0 boasts the most powerful and productive Mold Design application available today. With outstanding Change Management, hybrid CAD functions optimized for tooling, new and improved applicative tools, and enhanced catalog capabilities, CimatronE 7.0 is a best of breed integrated solution for mold designers. Version 7 introduces such breakthrough solutions as the NC Lite complete shop-floor solution, the first commercially available Micro Milling NC application, and advanced 5-axis milling. Additional CimatronE 7.0 features include enhancements of speed, quality and coverage through dedicated tools and functionality.
By automating the daunting task of manually programming EDM Die Sinkers customized to individual EDM machine and specific customer needs, CimatronE EDM can reduce your EDM setup time by as much as 95%. - Automate the tedious manual task of EDM Die Sinker programming - Greatly reduce programming time - Eliminates costly setup errors EDM Setup Made Easy With multiple cavities and electrodes, typical EDM set up processes have become more complicated and time consuming. With CimatronE EDM, you can reduce programming time for even the most complex electrodes to 20 minutes or less, and get error-free results. Editing of existing EDM programs for change in cavity or orientation can also be tedious. CimatronE EDM customizes the task and makes editing easy and accurate.
High Speed Leads to Lights-Out
This mold maker has become more competitive by establishing a high speed machining process that is predictable enough to confidently run lights-out.
Mold Shop Cures the “Curse of Knowledge”
How do you transfer knowledge from skilled employees to apprentices? Here’s how one shop did it using a Facebook-like sharing system.
Software Streamlines Model-to-Mold Production
At Marland Mold, CimatronE CAM software’s modeling tools, postprocessors and other features streamline manufacturing operations from initial design to finished part.
Partners Aim to Improve Micromachining Efficiency
Under a new partnership and distribution agreement, Microlution (Chicago, Illinois) will offer CAD/CAM software and post processors from Cimatron Technologies (Novi, Michigan) to users of its line of CNC micromachining centers.
Last Glance at IMTS 2010
It would be impossible to cover all of the key exhibitors at IMTS 2010—even if every booth got merely a quick glance. However, the editors of MMS did get glimpses of some interesting technologies exhibited at the show...
The Progress of a Progressive Die Maker
This shop sees no long-term threat in the reality of lower prices. Machine tool investments related to various die components allow the shop to use skilled labor more efficiently.
Webinar: Tool Shop Optimization Case Studies -- Survival of the Quickest
This webinar from Cimatron describes how winning mold and die makers are able to use their speed to produce high quality tools at lower cost, and respond to customers more effectively.
Webinars From MMS Online
View on-demand webinars that cover topics including 3D printing, machine monitoring technology, tool shop optimization and CAM's impact on profitability.
Software Addresses Quoting Through Delivery
According to the company,CimatronE v. 9. 0 CAD/CAM solution suite addresses the entire process―from quoting through design, engineering changes, NC and EDM programming to delivery.
Integrating Design, Manufacturing Processes
Lack of associativity between this shop’s design and manufacturing software packages led to extra work and a high risk of introducing errors into the process. To address these challenges, the mold manufacturer implemented an end-to-end CAD/CAM package from Cimatron that ensured a seamless workflow and eliminated time-consuming manual operations.
3D Designs Lend Process Transparency, Improved Communication
This shop wanted to use a CAD system to replace its 2D pencil-and-paper designs. CimatronE software helped the shop streamline its design process while saving valuable machining time on the shop floor.
From Mold Making To Mold Manufacturing
Pro Mold had to change its entire shop culture to make the move to “net machining.” The experience made the company stronger.
Software Standardization Simplfies Electrode Design
To remain competitive, this manufacturer has had to adapt to changes in the demands of its customers, including leadtime reduction. This software has enabled the company to design and build molds more efficiently. Prior to standardizing on the software, the company used disparate applications for each department.
CAD/CAM Considerations For Micromilling
Milling with tools that are smaller than 100 microns in diameter presents equipment design and toolpath-generation challenges. This NC software maker offers strategies for creating safe, optimized tool paths for micromilling.
Software Streamlines Tool And Die Shop's Operations
Since 1980, this company has grown from a 3,800-square-foot building to housing 400,000 square feet and 260 skilled employees in three separate buildings.
Mold Machining And Beyond
Adopting high speed machining entailed some surprises. One of the surprises was an unforeseen opportunity for new work.
Getting To Know Knowledge-Based Machining
The term refers to different levels of automation that CAM software developers are building into their NC programming software.
Moldmaker Re-Engineers Tooling Process
Mold and die manufacturer LS Mold (Holland, Michigan) was looking to generate business growth by re-engineering its approach to tooling to secure a strategic advantage over its competition.
Sparking Better Designs
By automating repetitive splitting and electrode-design work, an Ohio mold and die shop spurs creativity and expands EDM applications.
Software Package Helps Cut Up To 50 Percent Off Tooling Delivery
Speed. For production companies, this simple word can mean the difference between keeping customers--and losing them.
Automating EDM Electrode Design For Mold Making
Many EDM electrode design steps are being automated, making electrode production faster and easier. Developments promise to streamline situations where EDMing is unavoidable, as well as make EDM attractive as the most efficient machining process in many cases where complex mold shapes are involved.
Tool Path Strategies For High Speed Machining
CAD/CAM features can be key to realizing effective High Speed Machining.
Automated NC Programming Moves To New Dimension
CAM developers are now building much more intelligence into their systems to analyze 3D geometry and then generate appropriate machining routines for the work at hand.
Programming For High Speed Machining
You'll have to change your NC programming strategy for high speed machining. Here are some quick tips, and some features to look for in your CAM system.
Integrated Manufacturing Environment Delivers Services Faster, Smarter
To meet the accelerating pace of product design, major corporations are outsourcing high-level engineering and production tasks: subcontractors and service providers like Compression, Inc. find themselves bidding not just to provide parts, but to assist their customers in executing core functions of the product development process within ever tighter time frames.