SolidCAM & iMachining - The Unique, Unbeatable CAM Solution that Provides You with the Best Value & Makes You the Most Money!

SolidCAM is the leading Integrated CAM software which runs directly inside SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk Inventor, with seamless integration and full tool path associativity.

With the single-window integration, all machining operations can be defined and verified without leaving the parametric CAD assembly environment you're used to.

SolidCAM is the only CAM with the unmatched, patented iMachining solution, and also supports all Milling and Turning functionality, with powerful support for advanced Mill-Turn machines, including Swiss-Type.

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SolidCAM's iMachining provide unbelievable savings and increased efficiency in your CNC milling operations. With its patented “morphing spirals”, intelligent island separation and Moating, iMachining provides you with the shortest cycle times in the industry.

iMachining's unbelievable cycle time savings and unmatched tool life extension drastically increases the productivity and profit of your machines.

iMachining's patented Technology Wizard provides automatic, optimal feed and speed values for different materials and CNC machines.

SolidCAM is the perfect solution for your present or future multi-tasking machining needs, with ultimate programming flexibility and configurability. Program multi-turret and spindle operations with full turret synchronization, and watch SolidCAM's simulation of your material being machined in multiple stages, transferring from spindle to spindle without user intervention.

SolidCAM provides powerful, easy-to-learn and use programming tools covering the full range of Mill-Turn machines. Plus, SolidCAM completely supports Swiss-Type Mill-Turn machines including multi-channel synchronization.

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Imagine putting the knowledge and experience of hundreds of CAM and CNC masters in the palm of your hand – Experience iMachining Wizard and Tool Path!

  • Saves 70% and More in CNC Machining Time

    Material Removal Rates soar for every tool and insert - even with small diameter tools, you can use a full depth of cut, using the entire length of the tool in one pass. One of a kind optimized tool paths push cutting speed and productivity even further. Get the maximum potential from your existing machines - many of our customers even cancel their new CNC machine orders!

  • Drastically Extends Cutting Tool Life

    Many of our customers tell us they have reduced their replacement tool orders both in frequency and volume - greatly adding to their bottom line.

  • Avoid the Guesswork of Optimum CNC Settings with the Unique iMachining Technology Wizard

    The patented Technology Wizard provides automatically optimized feed & speed values resulting in much shorter and simpler programming procedures for greatly increased programming productivity. Get it right, the first time ... everytime.

iMachining Users Speak Out

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SolidCAM News

SolidCAM Sim5X Webinar Series


  Training Webinar

SolidCAM is presenting a series of Simultaneous 5-Axis webinars that will include presentations on the new features released in SolidCAM 2020, and showcase the power of Simultaneous 4- & 5-Axis features of SolidCAM.

Beginning in February, SolidCAM is presenting a series of Simultaneous 5-Axis webinars for Partners & Resellers. These webinars will include presentations on the new features released in SolidCAM 2020, and will showcase the power of Simultaneous 4- & 5-Axis features in the following areas:

  • Generic 5-Axis Milling 
    Machine any part the way you like, and collision free, with utmost accuracy, surface quality and speed with our generic 5-Axis milling technology. Use the latest Circle End Mills (Barrel Tools) to machine a part 60% - 80% faster than conventional tools, then simulate the entire process using Machine Simulation for a realistic view of your cutting process. Use one of the numerous Tool Axis Control Strategies and Collision Control Strategies available to generate smooth & collision-free toolpaths. Finally, apply leads & links of your choice to make a smooth entry/exit into the part and out of it. 

  • SWARF Machining 
    SWARF (Side Wall Axial Relief Feed) machining (also called 'Flank Milling') is a Simultaneous 5-Axis milling process. It is used for machining fluid parts for turbo-engines or aeronautical parts, such as integral elements. The aim is to produce the target surface with only one cut, using the whole flute length of the tool.   

  • Multiblade Machining 
    Multiblade parts describe a part family. Typical part types are impellers (used for pumps) and bladed disks (or so called 'Blisks', that are used in air plane engines). These parts will be used to compress or transport a fluid or gas. They share different geometrical attributes and they are all constructed with the same elements. SolidCAM application-based toolpath generation creates optimal toolpaths for machining Multiblade parts to complete the Roughing, Blade Finishing & Hud Finishing of the geometries.  

  • Screw Machining 
    Screw machining generates a 4-axis rotary roughing toolpath on arbitrary meshes. In general, the toolpath calculation works similar to 3-axis mesh roughing. In fact, many of the existing parameters and features like stock, linking or pattern related parameters are the same. The difference is that the main slicing is done in cylindrical space, not a directional one. Any 4-axis part that needs to be roughed out and finished is a candidate for Screw Machining.  

  • Port Machining 
    The SolidCAM Port Machining module is used to create a roughing and finishing toolpath for port- or tube-type geometries. The aim is to reach the full area with a single toolpath, machining from the top and the bottom. The toolpath will be calculated on a triangle mesh. SolidCAM Port Machining is a completely automatic toolpath generation engine with very few inputs.  

  • MultiAxis Roughing 
    MultiAxis Roughing creates a toolpath that can be used to machine pocket-shaped geometries. This calculation base type uses arbitrary mesh geometries as input. The user specifies the floor, wall and ceiling surfaces, after which the system automatically creates the toolpath.   

  • 5-Axis Contouring 
    SolidCAM’s 5-Axis Contouring provides toolpath generation based on wire frame input drive curve. It works without any machining surfaces. This kind of toolpath is used for Edge Breaking or Engraving on parts.  

  • Convert HSM to Sim5X
    SolidCAM’s Autotilt will convert 3-Axis HSM toolpaths to Sim5X toolpaths with minimal user intervention. This module is very helpful for Tool & Mold Makers where the user could machine deep areas with a short tool by tilting the tool axis.  

  • MultiAxis Drilling 
    SolidCAM’s MultiAxis Drilling generates detection of holes in different orientations of the given part and generates drilling cycles for the detected holes. The output can be pure 5-Axis Drilling or Drilling based on plane definition for a given hole.  

  • MultiAxis Constant StepOver 
    SolidCAM’s MultiAxis Constant StepOver provides the next evolution in the field of pattern generation. It uses a global distance field without a fixed direction as a reference for the processor, which enables full flexibility for calculating various pattern types while maintaining consistent distances between cuts. Single or multiple guide curves can be used as input for the offset or morph pattern types. Even in an undercut situation (relative to a fixed direction), the algorithm outputs the same consistency of slices when generating the pattern. 


Amazing iMachining Successes:

Benchmark at Sri Skandha Pvt Ltd - Bangalore
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Shakambari Industries is a small Aerospace components manufacturing company.
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Trials held at M/s Grace Infrastructure on November 18th, 2017.
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CAM SYSTEMS, SolidCAM Reseller in Russia, visited Research and Production Company Sistema (http://tversystema.ru),...
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TRIALS HELD AT M/s SPHOORTI MACHINE TOOLS PVT LTD
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Next Free Webinar

March
16
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SolidCAM Integration - Program Your CNCs Right Inside SOLIDWORKS

SolidCAM's CAM software, for all CNC applications, is the leading integrated CAM in SOLIDWORKS. SolidCAM+SOLIDWORKS provide the best available integrated CAD/CAM software:

  • Runs directly inside SOLIDWORKS with Seamless single-window integration
  • Full tool path associativity of the SolidCAM tool path to the SOLIDWORKS model
  • SOLIDWORKS Gold-Certified CAM partner for over 15 years

Trial Download

When compared to any other CAM system to mill a part, SolidCAM's iMachining wins any benchmark in ease-of-use, programming time, cycle time and tool life.

Try iMachining on your part and your machine by downloading our trial version.

Customers Speak About SolidCAM's Single-Window Integration in SOLIDWORKS:

If changes are made on the manufacturing side, we capture them on both the design side and the manufacturing side because SOLIDWORKS and SolidCAM are fully associative"

Essai Corporation

The tight integration with SOLIDWORKS makes my design-to-production life cycle easy and fast."

Kramer Designs Corporation

The ease of making CAM Gcode right within our SOLIDWORKS 3D modeler is hard to beat."

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InventorCAM - Program Your CNCs Right Inside Inventor

InventorCAM CAM software, for all CNC applications, is the leading integrated CAM in Autosdek Inventor. InventorCAM+Inventor provide the best available integrated CAD/CAM software:

  • Runs directly inside Inventor with Seamless single-window integration
  • Full tool path associativity of the InventorCAM tool path to the Inventor model
  • Inventor Certified CAM partner for over 10 years

Trial Download

When compared to any other CAM system to mill a part, InventorCAM's iMachining wins any benchmark in ease-of-use, programming time, cycle time and tool life.

Try iMachining on your part and your machine by downloading our trial version.