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SolidCAM Mill-Turn & Swiss in Modern Machine Shop

See the latest article in Modern Machine Shop to learn about SolidCAM's Advanced Mill-Turn & Swiss-Type Solutions.

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!

SolidCAM News

Bromford Industries raises productivity with SolidCAM


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..Specialising in the power generation and aerospace industries, and making complex components including gas turbine and landing gear parts, Bromford Industries has its head office in Birmingham and has acquired a further five companies in the same sector, with the aim of becoming a major high technology supplier to the industry

Danny Close, Engineering Director, says “We needed to get parts right first time as, with low volumes of, for example, five components, and expensive materials there was no room for error. Also, the parts we supply are critical to the safety of the aircraft, so we cannot afford to make mistakes.”

The company has two seats of SolidWorks and SolidCAM, in Birmingham, supplied by SolidCAM UK, and additional licences in its Alcester and Leicester factories.

To minimise setting times and be able to economically manufacture small batches of parts, Bromford Industries has a flexible manufacturing system (FMS) with a 5-axis MAZAK Variaxis 630 machining centre.

SolidCAM supports the enhanced functionalities of the MAZAK machines, thus giving top efficiency and flexibility in production.

A benefit of running MAZAK machines with SolidCAM is full machine verification where all the complex machining can be inspected before it runs on the machine, including removal of stock material by turning and milling tools. The combined solution “SolidWorks+SolidCAM” enables Bromford industries to design the fixturing for this machine and all the other CNC equipment it has directly from the component model.

Carlton Chamarette, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, says, “The solid simulation and collision detection is very powerful in SolidCAM, giving an accurate view of what will happen on the machine. For the 5-axis operations we perform it gives us absolute confidence in the results, warning us if tools are too short or if there is a rapid move into the part. Being able to prove out programmes reliably offline significantly reduces the time required to produce the first component, making our machines far more productive.”

Programming in SolidCAM is easy and the quality of its postprocessors produces reliable CNC code. John Rowland, CNC operator, adds: “SolidCAM is the fastest and easiest CAM system I have ever used. The interface ensures that you have not missed anything, and the simulation allows you to compare the finished part with the model, ensuring that the component has been completely machined. The postprocessor is also highly configurable, producing canned cycles and 100% reliable G codes.”

The company machines a wide range of materials including aluminium, titanium, inconel, stainless steel and cast iron forgings.

Accurate time calculations within SolidCAM help the company to estimate the cost of manufacture, and the tool library helps to consolidate the range of tools used. Carlton Chamarette says, “Simulation and collision detection consider the complete tool and its holder and we can include feeds and speeds optimised for the different materials we cut. The cycle times we get from SolidCAM have proved to be very reliable and we use them to help us calculate the cost of manufacture.”

Danny Close concludes, “We plan to expand the use of SolidCAM at all our sites and carry out further in house training to increase our expertise. The software has significantly increased our productivity.”

 

http://www.bromfordindustries.co.uk/

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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

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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.