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SolidCAM Mill-Turn & Swiss in Modern Machine Shop

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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!

SolidCAM News

SolidCAM sets new standard for CAM software at EMO 2013


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...SolidCAM 2013 SP2 has more than 100 new enhancements across all its modules...SolidCAM continues to push the CAM boundaries...

As always, the EMO tradeshow is a great opportunity for SolidCAM to present its best and latest developments in machining. At EMO 2013 it will be demonstrating its new SolidCAM 2013 SP2 version that includes some of the best features and improvements yet.

 

SolidCAM 2013 SP2 has more than 100 new enhancements across all its modules: iMachining 2D & 3D, 2.5D Milling, HSS, HSR/HSM, Sim 5X, Turning, Advanced mill-turn for multi-turret and multi-spindle machines, as well as a new module - Solid Probe. The handling of large models in SolidCAM 2013 has been dramatically improved, with immense time savings, due to much faster facet generation - resulting in huge reductions in programming time for big CAM-parts.

 

For SolidCAM's 2.5D Milling module, additional Toolbox operations have been added, while Threading and Engraving operations have been enhanced. The HSS complementary module for surface machining has also been upgraded with extra auto detection for radial and spiral technologies and lead-in ramping options.

 

SolidCAM 2013’s powerful 3D Milling solution, comprising the High Speed Roughing (HSR) and High Speed Machining (HSM) modules, has additional new strategies and benefits including Hybrid Machining, faster multi-core calculation, which uses the full power of your computer’s processors, and smoother surface finishes.

 

The latest version includes major enhancements to the Simultaneous 5 axis module. New tilting options have been added and improvements made to the SWARF, 5X Drill and Convert HSM to Sim 5X operations.

 

In addition, three new operations have been added to the Sim5x module, making it one of the most powerful of its type. The new Multi-blade machining operation easily handles impellers and bladed disks, with multiple strategies to efficiently rough and finish each part of these complex shapes. The Port machining operation is a new and easy to use method for machining ports with lollipop milling tools - four strategies are provided to machine and finish a port: Rouging, Rest Rough, Spiral and Plunge Finishing. The new Contour 5-axis machining strategy tilts the tool along a chained 3D profile according to defined tilt lines, making it ideal for deburring and trimming.

 

The Advanced Mill-Turn module in SolidCAM 2013, handles any type of multi-turret and multi-spindle CNC machine and sets the standard for easy programming for these complicated machines.  The Machine control operation MCO, balanced roughing, multi-turret synchronization and full machine tool simulation have all been extensively improved.

 

SolidCAM’s patented iMachining 2D module, with its Technology Wizard, provides users with the fastest cycle times, saving 70% machining time and more, unmatched hard material machining, significantly longer tool life and outstanding small tool performance. Now, with the iMachining 3D module, users can automatically produce a complete, ready to run CNC program, with optimal cutting conditions, for 3D Parts. This is achieved by the software’s expert Knowledge-based Technology Wizard and Toolpath, roughing and rest roughing a complete 3D part, with true scallop on all slopes, all in a single operation. iMachining 3D, combined with its full-depth step-down, intelligent step-up, localized machining and smart positioning, achieves the shortest optimal cycle time, up to 90% saving compared to other systems, for roughing and semi-finish of molds and complex 3D parts.

 

With iMachining 3D, you can also mill prismatic parts, which include hundreds of pockets and islands. This can be done in one operation, without the need for defining geometry chains, directly from the solid model of the part and the solid model of the stock. iMachining 3D will do the rest automatically and optimally.

 

In SolidCAM 2013, the iMachining 3D tool path is automatically adjusted to avoid collisions between the holder and the updated stock at every stage. Without holder consideration, tools need to be long, while taking holder into account, tools can be short, stronger and cutting faster. New in SolidCAM 2013 is an option for step-up rest-rough, after each step-down, leaving more room for tool holder avoidance

 

SolidCAM continues to push the CAM boundaries with the launch of its Solid Probe module.  The new Solid Probe allows users to define the home position and to perform part measurement cycles during machining, and is completely integrated with the other SolidCAM operations. Additionally, it supports tool presetters and tool breakage detection. Machining operations and Probe operations are intermixed in the CAM manger, using the same geometry. Should the solid model change, both the machining and probe operations automatically synchronize to the alteration.

 

SolidCAM is the leading integrated CAM for SolidWorks. In SolidCAM 2013 an option has been added to save all CAM-data inside the SolidWorks SLDPRT/SLDASM file and to work with SolidWorks in Part Only (without assembly) mode. Furthermore, Solid Verification has been speeded using multi-core calculation and can now also be shown, together with 3D tool, in the SolidWorks window, enhancing the integrated experience for SolidWorks users.

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Solid Probe

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.