iMachining, SolidCAM's new and revolutionary machining technology, was presented at two major events in Asia in June. In DMS 2009, Japan's Design and Manufacturing Solutions Expo held in Tokyo's Big Site June 24-27, iMachining drew the attention of visitors to SolidCAM Japan's booth, including potential customers and milling machine tool manufacturers. Among the well known powerful capabilities of SolidCAM in the full range of 2.5 to 5X machining, iMachining shone in its innovative presence.
True video footage of iMachining in action showed a part with complex geometry that included 5 islands being machined at full depth of cut. The metal removal rates shown, associated with these conditions, have never been seen before. The video showed piles of uniform chips being produced from smooth and elegant toolpaths. By producing an optimal combination of toolpaths and cutting conditions, iMachining enables higher metal removal rates while prolonging tool life.
iMachining technology was also displayed by MachineTech Co Ltd in their booth representing Haas Automation in InterMold Thailand 2009, held in Bangkok's BITEC exhibition center June 25-28.Here too, the video footage (shown in the background) was showing a Haas machine cutting through material with high feed rates and large Z steps. The tool’s continuous contact with the material showed only a few reposition moves. The video showcasing iMachining’s capabilities received acclaim from experts and users.
Founded in 1984 by its Managing Director Dr. Emil Somekh, SolidCAM provides manufacturing customers with a full suite of CAM software modules for 2.5D and 3D Milling, High-Speed Machining, Multi-sided Indexial 4/5 axes Milling, Simultaneous 5 axes Milling, Turning, Turn-Mill up to 5-axes and WireEDM. SolidCAM has the Certified Gold-product status from SolidWorks and provides seamless, single-window integration and full associativity to the SolidWorks design model including parts, assemblies and configurations. SolidCAM has today more than 13,500 seats installed. The company has been on a very rapid growth path since it implemented the SolidWorks integration strategy with annual growth rates over 30%. SolidCAM is sold by a worldwide reseller network in 46 countries