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.

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High Performance Manufacturing at Alcon for High Performance Car Components


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..Alcon has gained a worldwide reputation for manufacturing and supplying high specification brake components and clutches to motorsport and for high performance road vehicles.

 

 

In the world of motorsport, Alcon became a Technical Partner to the Honda F1 Racing Team by supplying brake callipers of a patented design. Alcon is also cooperating with other Formula 1 teams to develop the next generation of F1 braking systems. Alcon is well known in US motorsport, providing brake components to the leading racing teams of the IRL and NASCAR series.

In addition the motorsport departments within Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen count on the technology of Alcon, as well as some prestigious road car manufacturers; including Brabus, Jaguar, Land Rover and Prodrive.

Allan Ford, Senior Production Engineer with 15 years service at Alcon is one of the “veterans” in the company: “In the last 15 years, I have seen the company grow from 8 to more than 80 employees. Bottom-line; the reason for our success is our flexibility to convert design ideas into metal as fast as possible.”

 

“For us, SolidWorks is a versatile software tool to accelerate our design process,e.g. in Formula 1, weight is always an issue. We are permanently investigating the reduction of weight while maintaining the stability. For this, we need an easy-to-use and powerful CAD system, which also supports integrated analysis tools. Moreover, we use SolidWorks in the manufacturing department to design fixtures for locating and clamping the workpieces on the machine tools”.

 

Bob Luck, who joined Alcon as CAD/CAM system manager in the beginning of the year 2004, states: “We analyzed our CAD/CAM process chain for a couple of months and found some weaknesses in our CAM system. As it had not been integrated into SolidWorks, it was sometimes not easy to get the design data quickly enough and error-free into CAM. Furthermore, we had to wait about 6 months to get a suitable post processor from our CAM supplier, so that our Moriseiki CNC machine could run efficiently.” To optimize the overall process, Alcon finally decided to look for a new CAM system.

 

Bob Luck: ”Our approach gave us the opportunity, not only to test the software functionality, but also the underlying support organization. For us, an excellent local support is absolutely vital.” Finally, Alcon decided to select SolidCAM as the new CAM solution. The company purchased two seats of the combined solution “SolidWorks+SolidCAM” for their manufacturing department.

 

Bob Luck continues: ” We found out, that SolidCAM reduced our NC programming time by half. Also, we have been pleased with the ease-of-use and power of the 2.5D Machining module. A major criteria for us has been the UK support. Marks Stocks; the Technical Director of SolidCAM UK, helped us a lot in implementing the SolidCAM software in our shop floor, also by customizing the post processors perfectly to our machine tools.

 

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Amazing iMachining Successes:

Benchmark at Sri Skandha Pvt Ltd - Bangalore
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Trials held at M/s Grace Infrastructure on November 18th, 2017.
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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.