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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

You have to see iMachining with your own eyes ...

  Regular News

At the Euromold 2011 exhibition, SolidCAM will show its impressive,

revolutionary iMachining module live, in its world premiere 3D version.

(Euromold 2011) After the impressive live cutting presentations of the revolutionary and innovative iMachining CAM module for 2.5D machining at the EMO 2011 exhibition, SolidCAM will present at Euromold 2011 in Frankfurt, at booth F20, Hall 11, the world premiere of the new advanced iMachining 3D module. Same as at EMO in Hannover, the power of iMachining will be shown at the SolidCAM booth in Euromold, through hourly live cutting presentations, using an OKUMA MB-46. 

The exclusive iMachining module by SolidCAM reduces cutting cycle times by up to 70%, while extending significantly the tool life, especially in hard materials. 

The new iMachining 3D module provides tool and mold makers with the superior cutting of iMachining 2.5D, but on 3D parts and surfaces. Following with the iMachining traditional optimized toolpath and shortest cycle time, iMachining 3D employs an industry first, scallop-based roughing of 3D parts. iMachining's scallop-based roughing automatically creates toolpath that leaves a constant surface offset, regardless of the model. This results in drastically shorter toolpaths for 3D parts and also allows for faster machining during semi-finish and finish toolpaths, since the entire model is roughed to a constant surface offset. 

Using its unique Technology Wizard, iMachining is the only system that automatically works out the most suitable cutting conditions for the job at hand, taking account of the material, tool, geometry and machine properties. 

SolidCAM iMachining differs from other CAM systems both by the method of programming as well as the mathematical algorithms to calculate the toolpath. iMachining uses an advanced, morphing spiral that approximates the shape of the geometry being cut. While other systems generate the toolpaths by keeping the cutting angle of the tool with the material constant, iMachining uses a minimum and a maximum cutting angle, defined by the Wizard as constraints, and generates its toolpaths in conjunction with matching feeds and speeds, such that the mechanical and thermal loads on the tool remain constant, a feature that facilitates deeper cuts at higher feeds than other systems. 

This results in significantly higher metal removal rates, with significantly reduced load on tools and machines. The automatic control of all process parameters makes it possible to machine the toughest materials efficiently. 

iMachining is a never ending profitable experience for every user. Jay Dixon, MD - Dixons Surgical Instruments Ltd, UK says: "We have found all the claims for iMachining to hold true for our applications in Dixons Surgical - incredible tool life, faster cycle times, lighter cutting loads reducing vibration in poor workholding situations (mill-turn), and protection of small diameter cutters. The user interface is very clear and simple, and programming iMachining is faster than traditional strategies."

Impressive cutting videos of iMachining and exciting customer feedback can be found at and at the Internet platforms (YouTube, Facebook). 

Summary: The patent-pending iMachining of SolidCAM ... 

  • Reduces cycle time by up to 70% 
  • Extends tool life by 2 - 3 times longer 
  • Improves productivity 
  • Protects the CNC machine
  • Cuts all materials, from aluminum to titanium, optimally 
  • Provides outstanding small tool performance 
  • Supports 4-axis and Mill-Turn 
  • Provides short learning curve and ease of use 
  • Improves productivity for NC programming
SolidCAM CAM software 3D iMachining
Bottom to Top: iMachining 3D toolpath is cutting with a large step down and then working upward in a Scallop-based Step-Up toolpath, to optimally cut the remaining material, in the shortest cycle time possible.
Constant scallop: iMachining 3D toolpath, with Scallop-based roughing, provides a constant scallop across the entire model.
iChips: iMachining produces the perfect iChip - perfect chips means consistent results, superior metal removal rates and longer tool life.

Amazing iMachining Successes:

Benchmark at Sri Skandha Pvt Ltd - Bangalore
Shakambari Industries is a small Aerospace components manufacturing company.
Trials held at M/s Grace Infrastructure on November 18th, 2017.
CAM SYSTEMS, SolidCAM Reseller in Russia, visited Research and Production Company Sistema (,...

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."


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.