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.

iMachining Users Speak Out

Customers RAVE about SolidCAM & iMachining!

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iMachining savings of 45 seconds made the difference needed for an existing customer to ultimately increase profit margins


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...In the one roughing operation the part had, SolidCAM saved 70% in cycle time, which saved 7% of the overall machining time...

AR-EL is a big machine shop that supplies Swiss-Type machining, precision turning and milling of components & assemblies in high volume production. The company serves multiple strategic industries, such as dental, medical, aerospace, irrigation, Hi-Tech and more.

AR-EL has been working with 3 SolidCAM stations for about 20 years, mostly for basic milling but also for turning and for simple mill-turn with XZC kinematics.

Most of the parts they manufacture are simple, small and accurate. Mass production is common for each part and any savings in machining of a part can be extremely substantial. Most of their machining is based on turning and complementary milling.

The owners of AR-EL have had interest in iMachining for a long time and wanted to try it out and use it in their factory, but they procrastinated, giving different claims, such as that their milling operations are simple, or that they are using the best tools, so no need to improve and so on.

At our recent Technology tradeshow, the AR-EL team visited our booth and watched the live iMachining cutting that took place at the booth. They were very impressed with what they saw and asked that we set a meeting at their factory to discuss the Mill-Turn module for their new milling centers and renewing their subscription contract.

A meeting was held to discuss purchasing the Mill-Turn module for their new Nakamura and Mori Seiki with 2-3 turrets, 2 spindles. One of their requirements for purchasing was that we supply a solution for simultaneous synchronizing of 2 and 3 turrets.

We again discussed our iMachining technology, but the team claimed their milling machines are too old and don’t have enough memory for such technology, even if we were able to save milling time.

When reviewing the machines, the milling machines were older as they had stated, but it was explained to them that they can use the external memory card which exists in the machines instead of using the machines’ memory.

They asked SolidCAM for a test cut of a small titanium part they machine on these machines. When asked how long it takes to manufacture it, they said around 12 minutes, but stated its manufacturing consists of only 10% roughing.

The part was examined and it was determined iMachining can save time only in one of the operations, and it was thought that we can save around 1 min of machining time for this part.  

The factory owner heard this and said that since we are talking about batches with thousands of parts, which they manufacture regularly throughout a long period, even one minute of savings in the machining time, will save them a lot. Saying that, he challenged SolidCAM to prove the claims by cutting the part with iMachining.

SolidCAM Reps arrived at the factory for a second meeting, and in half an hour changed their program and replaced the roughing operation with an iMachining operation.

In the first try, a machining time of 11:30 minutes compared to 12 minutes was achieved. After working on the program a bit more and running a second cut, the machining time was cut to 11:15 minutes, i.e. savings of 45 seconds per part!

In the one roughing operation the part had, SolidCAM saved 70% in cycle time, which saved 7% of the overall machining time.

Even though it was only 7% savings on the whole machining time, it was this small-big difference that was needed to help AR-EL get great results and ultimately increase profit margins.

AR-EL made the decision to upgrade to the Mill-Turn module and add the iMachining module along with renewing their subscription contract to ensure excellent service and support going forward.

The AR-EL programmer has since learned how to use the iMachining technology and has already discovered additional parts that they have manufactured in the factory for years, but with iMachining they will be able to save on them even more to increase profits for the future! 


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'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 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.