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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.

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.

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

Customers RAVE about SolidCAM & iMachining!

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Amazing iMachining Success Story from SolidCAM India


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SolidCAM India recently visited Shraddha Engineering, a company that was close to finalizing a purchase of WorkNC. The SolidCAM team in India met with Shraddha Engineering’s technical staff to present the entire SolidCAM line of modules, including iMachining – the revolution in CNC machining.

In the beginning, they were unconvinced about iMachining. Shraddha Engineering’s technical staff told the SolidCAM team that the kind of milling that iMachining promised would only be possible on imported CNC machines and tools, not local equipment available in India. Then SolidCAM India convinced them to provide a part to demonstrate the power of iMachining that could done on their CNC machine with their tools. 

The owner of Shraddha Engineering had just received a batch order of 5000 for a simple part. The order was finalized with an understanding that each part would take 4 mins 30 seconds to machine, which was the best machining time WorkNC could generate. The owner gave the part drawing to the SolidCAM team, and they made the part model & stock in SOLIDWORKS. 

Next, SolidCAM India generated the CAM program, which had 2 setups. In the first setup the part had 1 slot that was 8mm wide and 12mm deep, which SolidCAM used iMachining to rough & finish. 

The second setup had a drill of 4mm and profile machining of 3mm. SolidCAM India used a regular drill with the same parameters as WorkNC, and 2.5D profile. Using SolidCAM and iMachining, the total machining time was 1 minute and 8 seconds, plus 30 seconds for part change time. In the end, SolidCAM was able to machine each part 3 minutes faster than WorkNC. This meant the company would save 4500 minutes for the 5000 parts order. 

The company owner was extremely impressed and requested that SolidCAM perform an additional test on another part. This time, the job used a holding fixture, and the material was NYLON. 

SolidCAM India had never cut NYLON before, and they did not know the UTS of the material. They worked under the assumption that the material would be as soft as Aluminum & proceeded. There were 2 toolpaths that were already created with WorkNC, having a diameter of 10 for roughing, and a diameter of 4 for rest roughing. WorkNC would take 10 minutes and 20 minutes respectively for both tools to complete. 

SolidCAM programmed both diameters using iMachining and proceeded to cut the part. iMachining was able to finish in 3 minutes and 25 seconds for diameter 10 Roughing, and 6 minutes and 30 seconds for diameter 4. This represented a major time saving for Shraddha Engineering's owner since this too was a part that was ordered from him in batch quantity. 

Completely amazed with the performance of SolidCAM and iMachining, Shraddha Engineering's owner agreed to finalize a purchase of SolidCAM's solution instead of WorkNC. 


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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SolidCAM for High-End Manufacturing

Amazing interview with Erik Forwith, detailing his long experience in CAM and high-end CNC machining.

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.