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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 UK cements its long term relationship with Iscar UK with iMachining


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Iscar’s partnership with SolidCAM UK goes back to 2002, when it found that it was increasingly being asked to provide turnkey solutions for its customer’s machining problems.

Iscar’s partnership with SolidCAM UK goes back to 2002, when it found that it was increasingly being asked to provide turnkey solutions for its customer’s machining problems. Iscar’s projects team examines machining methods, fixtures, and tools to achieve a reduced cost per part, proving out the proposed methodology by demonstrating the technology to the customer and offering ongoing technical support. 

Derek Styles, Engineering Manager at Iscar says, “We chose SolidCAM to support our project work as there is a synergy between our two companies which enables us to optimize the solutions we offer.” Originally, after evaluating several CAM vendors to integrate the Iscar Turn-Groove Tools, SolidCAM was selected, initiating the collaboration between the two companies. Since then there have been many innovations in the system culminating in iMachining which forms a major part of the latest SolidCAM 2011 release.

iMachining is a breakthrough in CAM technology, enabling pockets and components to be machined with the full depth of the cutter in one pass while maintaining a constant tool load, reducing cutting times by up to 70%. The knowledge based system uses Technology Wizards, which consider the geometry of the part, the material, and every aspect of the tooling to optimize feeds and speeds and eliminate over engagement of the cutter. 

Geoff Shore, Iscar Project Engineer says, “The machining problems we have to resolve nearly always involve hostile material and the quality of the cutterpath, which can make or break the tooling. Many CAM systems are hard on tooling but with SolidCAM iMachining we can show companies a better way of working, which we demonstrate to them on our Mazak Variaxis 730. For us the results we achieved with iMachining represented a ‘Eureka’ moment which has led some of our clients to replace their existing CAM systems with SolidCAM or to add it as a complementary system.” 

Gordon Drysdale, Managing Director of SolidCAM UK says, “Engineers are quite skeptical about claims made for productivity improvements, but the benefits generated by Iscar tooling and iMachining have been proved to work even better in the real world of the shop floor - not just in laboratory conditions.” 

Geoff Shore continues, “We have just completed a project with a major aerospace supplier. It was suffering from a lack of productivity and high tool life wear on some of its critical components. By utilizing our FiniShred and Chatterfree range of tools in both solid carbide and Multi Master configurations together with iMachining, we have been able to elevate the cutting speeds through managed cutting conditions, machining with the full length of the tool and not just the bottom 5mm.” 

A spokesperson from the aerospace supplier says, “The combination of the cutter and the programming technique reduced the cycle time by over 40% and doubled the tool life, with the added advantage of a superb surface finish on the base of the feature, requiring no manual finishing after machining.” 

Derek Styles says, “The close relationship we have developed with SolidCAM benefits from the great levels of service and support we get, which has helped us to expand our own skill set and offer a better service to our customers. Working together opens more doors and helps in awareness of the importance of the cutting tool and CAM software interface. This allows us to be more authoritative about the advantages of our tools, differentiating ourselves from our competitors.” 


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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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.