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Phone: 866-975-1115
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Mailing Address:
207 Pheasant Run
Newtown, PA 18940 US



A Special Message from SolidCAM

Get the revolutionary iMachining from SolidCAM and save 70% and more in machining cycle time and extend tool life dramatically!

Work with SolidCAM or InventorCAM, directly inside your SolidWorks or Inventor CAD system, and get CAM seamless single-window integration and full associativity!

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Machining a 3D mold part using iMachining 3D

Are you getting the most out of your design software, CNC machines and tooling?

With SolidCAM and InventorCAM, the Leaders in Integrated CAM, you can power up your SolidWorks and Inventor to be the best CAD/CAM system available! You can use the CAD system you already know to program your CNC machines, without ever importing and exporting files.

Imagine the time and cost savings of eliminating model translation issues, as well as the incredible power of CAM functionality that works totally inside your familiar CAD interface. Watch as SolidCAM/InventorCAM automatically updates the NC toolpath, whenever a design change is made in your CAD system. You can make countless design changes without ever worrying about the cost and delays to the manufacturing side of the process. You will always be sure that you are machining your latest design revision!

 

 

But the advantages don’t just end with integration. With SolidCAM’s unique, revolutionary iMachining technology, imagine putting the knowledge and experience of hundreds of CAM and CNC masters in the palm of your hand, with the patented iMachining Wizard and toolpath! The result? You can machine 70% faster, and more, even with the smallest tools in the hardest materials, while extending your tool life dramatically. The smooth iMachining cutting will also do wonders for your CNC machine tool longevity.

 

SolidCAM supports all CAM software CNC applications, including:

iMachining 2D & iMachining 3D | 2.5D Milling | 3D Mill/HSM | Indexial & Sim. 4/5 Axes Milling |
Turning & Advanced Mill-Turn(Multi-Turret & Spindle) | WireEDM

 

iMachining: “Truly Amazing” . This is what customers, machine tool manufacturers and tooling companies alike say about iMachining. The revolutionary patented iMachining module from SolidCAM will make you and your CNC machines more profitable and more competitive than ever before. SolidCAM with iMachining is the only CAM system that takes out the guesswork from defining the cutting conditions and automatically provides the optimum values for cutting. iMachining provides unbelievable savings and increased efficiency in your milling CNC operations, translating into profits and success.

iMachining Highlights:

  • Saves 70% or more in CNC machining time
  • Extends tool life dramatically
  • Provides, using its unique patented Technology Wizard, optimal feeds and speeds, taking into account the toolpath, stock and tool material and machine specifications

Unique iMachining Technology Wizard:

  • The industry‘s first and ONLY True Wizard that automatically produces optimized Feeds, Speeds, Depth and Width of cuts to ensure first part success
  • Using the patented “Controlled Tool Load” technology, the iMachining toolpath ensures that the cutting conditions set by the Wizard are strictly adhered to
  • The “iMachining Level Slider” lets the user choose from 8 selectable levels to automatically adjust for “real-world” fixture, tool holding and machine conditions

iMachining 3D is the powerful 3D module of the growing iMachining product family from SolidCAM.

iMachining 3D provides amazing 3D machining results, regularly providing 70% savings in machining time, and can reach up to 90% savings. iMachining 3D automatically produces a complete, ready to run CNC program with optimal cutting conditions, achieved by the expert Knowledge-based Technology Wizard, to rough and rest rough a complete 3D part, with True Scallop on all slopes, all in a single operation.

Combined with its full-depth step-down, intelligent step-up, localized machining and smart positioning, iMachining 3D achieves the shortest optimal cycle time for roughing and semi-finish of molds, complex 3D parts and and 3D prismatic parts.

Exclusive iMachining 3D Features:

  • Simplified geometry selection – just “Pick & Go”
  • Unmatched roughing of 3D surfaced and prismatic parts
  • Optimized machining of each Z-Step, using proven iMachining 2D technology
  • Dramatically reduced cycle times driven by “True Scallop Step-Up” and “localized machining”
  • Dramatically reduced programming time of prismatic parts
  • Combined with HSM Finish, provides a complete machining solution for 3D parts

Customers rave about iMachining!

"iMachining WOW" - Deka Research
"We‘re thrilled - it‘s just incredible" - ProKASRO Mechatronics
"The cost savings are very big" - Galander Medical
"Time saved is incredible" - Mechanical Products
"Every day we don‘t use SolidCAM iMachining we are losing money!" - Rotary Airlock

Click here for more iMachining Successes!


With SolidCAM or InventorCAM and iMachining, you will be getting the absolutely best ROI ever for your CAM investment, while upgrading the productivity of your entire manufacturing process!

 

Company Profile

SolidCAM's founder and Managing Director, Dr. Emil Somekh, is a veteran of 35 years in CAD/CAM development and applications. The SolidCAM team of development and support has an extensive in-depth experience in the needs of the manufacturing customer. SolidCAM is a powerful CAM product that has been especially designed for the shop floor. SolidCAM supports the complete range of major manufacturing applications including 2.5D Milling, 3D Milling, High-Speed Machining, Multi-sided Indexial 4/5 axes Milling, Simultaneous 5 axes Milling, Turning, Turn-Mill upto 5-axes and WireEDM.

The current product, SolidCAM2008 R12, has advanced through 24 years of continued development and improvements. The hallmarks of SolidCAM are its ease of use combined with its powerful CAM functionality and customized postprocessors that generate ready-to-go CNC-code. SolidCAM is widely used in the mechanical manufacturing, electronics, medical, consumer products, machine design, automotive and aerospace industries, in mold, tool and die and rapid prototyping shops.

SolidCAM has the Certified Gold-product status from SolidWorks and provides seamless, single-window integration and full associativity to the SolidWorks design model including parts, assemblies and configurations.

Most successful manufacturing companies are using today integrated CAD/CAM systems to get to market faster and reduce costs. Up to a number of years ago, moving to an integrated CAD/CAM system, that did justice to both worlds of CAD and CAM, was out of reach for most companies. Now with SolidWorks setting the standard for mainstream CAD systems and SolidCAM?s seamless single-window integration in SolidWorks - any size organization can now start to reap the benefits of the combined SolidWorks and SolidCAM solution.

SolidCAM has today more than 13,500 seats installed in industry and education. SolidCAM is sold by a worldwide reseller network in 46 countries. SolidCAM has been on a very rapid growth path since it implemented the SolidWorks integration strategy. SolidCAM has been named by CIMdata as the consistent growth leader in CAM worldwide over the last five years, with annual growth rates in the 30% range.


Product Categories of SolidCAM

  • Software, CAD/CAM
  • Software, NC Program Optimization
  • Software, NC Verification
  • Software, Other Manufacturing

Trade Names

  • iMachining
  • InventorCAM
  • SolidCAM

Deep Links

LIVE Cutting Webinar with iMachining

In this webinar we will show the contrast of traditional offset milling tool path structure with SolidCAM's revolutionary "iMachining" technology, in both 2D and 3D applications. We will also be showing LIVE cutting of Steel on a Vertical CNC Mill to demonstrate the unbelievable power of iMachining.

SolidCAM Feature Tour

The feature tour provides a quick glimpse inside the main benefits of SolidCAM integrated in SolidWorks.

Customers rave about SolidCAM's iMachining!

Click here for iMachining Successes.

The complete best-in-class Manufacturing Solution

SolidCAM CAM Module overview, seamlessly integrated in Solidworks, for Milling, Turning, Mill-Turn and WireEDM

Product Announcements Provided By SolidCAM

iMachining changes CAM as we know it today

As seen in MMS

Integrated CAM Software Supports Turn-Mill, Multi-Axis Cutting
SolidCAM will showcase its CAM programming solution for CNC machines directly integrated within SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor.

Machining Module Optimizes Speeds and Feeds
SolidCAM’s iMachining technology module integrates into SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor to save cutting time and increase tool life.

Retired Yet Inspired to Learn Machining
A retired engineer with no prior machining experience is learning how to be a machinist. His quickly increasing skillset demonstrates how new machining technology is becoming more capable and easier to pick up and apply.

CAM Suite Features Moldmaking Updates
The most recent version of SolidCAM features upgrades for mold and insert machining, including its iMachining 3D, HSM and simultaneous five-axis modules.

CAM Software Features Probe Module
SolidCAM 2013 SP2 offers enhancements across all modules, including 2.5D milling, iMachining 2D and 3D, and others, as well as a new “solid probe” module.

Webinar: Unlocking Productivity Potential from Existing Design Tools, CNC Machines and Tooling.
A free webinar sponsored by SolidCAM on Wednesday, August 28, will feature a live machining demo and showcase techniques for increasing CNC machine throughput, reducing cycle time, extending tool life and simplifying CNC programming techniques.

Inconel Meets Match in General-Purpose End Mill
This difficult Inconel application demonstrates that even some basic tool designs can perform admirably when paired with the right tool paths.

“Intelligent” CAM System Adapts to the Job
SolidCAM’s iMachining CAM software features an algorithm designed to eliminate potentially time-consuming, trial-and-error approaches to optimizing cutting parameters.

CAM Benefits Extend Beyond the Tool Path
This CAM software not only provides an effective tool path strategy, but also takes application-specific variables into account when applying that strategy.

Lights, Camera ... Cycle Start
A new show dramatically portrays real-life manufacturing and CNC machining. The pilot episode is now playing.

Machine STL Files With SolidCAM
SolidCAM has implemented STL cutting capability into SolidCAM2009. The module enables the user to directly machine STL files, which can be used in 3D scanning and rapid prototyping applications to describe 3D surface geometry. The module generates the stock box and the CAM part directly from the STL file.

Three-Step Creation Process For Inspection Program
SolidCAM describes its SolidCMM application as a complete inspection process that improves quality and reduces programming time. According to the company, an inspection program can be created in minutes. The part data (model and drawing) then can be simulated and verified in a virtual machine environment before it is transferred to the inspection machine in a standard CMM format.

Combined Strategies For High Speed Machining
SolidCAM2008 R12 incorporates more than 100 new features. Its enhanced Automatic Feature Recognition and Machining capability (AFRM) supports automatic recognition and machining of multi-level closed and open pockets in a solid model. This version offers an extended tool table for milling and links in addition to e

Software Offers More Automation Features, CAM Functions

CAM Software Module Optimizes High Speed Machining

Under Pressure
Using an integrated, single-window solution can alleviate programming bottlenecks, making the transition from design to manufacturing smooth.