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

Cycle times down 50% and tool life up 40% at Mico Industries, thanks to SolidCAM iMachining


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..."With iMachining, it's like having a master machinist with a super-fast CNC mill, using super-wear tools always at my disposal"...

Terry Sammon, CEO of Mico Industries, located in Grand Rapids Michigan is on a laser-focused mission to drive his company to create dies, weld fixtures and check fixtures without compromise, providing the highest possible level of products and service to his customers.  

Mico Industries, established in 1983, is an engineering, stamping, assembly and welding company and its customer base includes the big three U.S. automotive manufacturers as well as the largest US based motorcycle manufacturer.  These are Tier 1 customers who will not accept anything but the highest quality at an extremely competitive price.

After purchasing several used CNC mills and a low-end CAM program, Terry realized that there were more powerful software tools available.  He initiated a test program for nearly every CAM system on the market and, when he discovered the integration between SolidWorks and SolidCAM and saw SolidCAM's iMachining in action cutting steel as though it was aluminum, decided to purchase the complete system. 

Terry Sammon remembers the event which prompted him to buy SolidCAM and SolidWorks, “A project we programed with our old CAM system involved a block of tool steel which took 14 hours to machine. We did the same 2D project using SolidCAM and SolidCAM's intelligent tool path generator, iMachining, and it took under 2 hours to cut, an incredible result.” 

Terry Sammon decided to learn SolidWorks and SolidCAM at the same time.  "SolidCAM's ability to run right inside SolidWorks, definitely shortened my learning cycle.  It was really like learning one program with two very powerful functions.  I won't say it was easy, but my philosophy is never give up, so eventually, SolidWorks just clicked and SolidCAM pretty much fell into place.” 

Once Terry Sammon became proficient with SolidWorks and SolidCAM, SolidCAM's iMachining really started to have a huge impact on Mico’s CNC operations.  "With iMachining's, faster cycle times, decreased tool wear and intuitive Speeds and Feeds Wizard, it's like having a master machinist with a super-fast CNC mill, using super-wear tools always at my disposal

"The first time I machined a block of D2 tool steel with iMachining, my toolmakers' jaws just hit the ground.  They couldn't believe the speed and depth of cut we were running at and the amazing material removal rates we were achieving."  

Terry explained that the faster machining times make his production much quicker than his competitors, which means he can bid more aggressively to get more contracts.  In fact, he typically sees a 40% to 50% decrease in cycle time using iMachining

"iMachining has paid for itself many times over with greatly increased tool life." The iMachining Wizard is another key benefit.  "All the machining parameters are automatically computed for you. You just setup your tool, pick your machine and material and it just does the rest."

To anyone who has not seen SolidCAM and iMachining Terry Sammon says, "Once you see it, you will believe it."  SolidCAM with iMachining gives Terry Sammon the tools he needs to drive his company, Mico Industries, to create dies, weld fixtures and check fixtures without compromise, providing the highest possible level of products and service to his customers, all at the best price possible.   Truly a mission accomplished.

 


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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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.