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

Essai Corporation automates IC test system manufacturing with SolidWorks+SolidCAM integrated CAD/CAM


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..Essai Corporation has become one of the leading providers of products for testing the reliability of IC chips..one of the primary reasons is its integrated approach to manufacturing.

Barabi, founder and owner: “Our objective was to implement a system that provides seamless integration between all necessary applications, including design (CAD), analysis (CAE), manufacturing (CAM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Our main requirement was that all systems hadto be fully integrated with the SolidWorks® 3D CAD program and operate on SolidWorks solid modeling data. We needed to manage high-volume production efficiently and effectively to succeed and wanted to avoid having to work with different applications and sets of data.

By implementing an integrated CAD/CAM system from the very beginning, we believed we could build efficiencies into our processes and avoid the growing pains we were likely to face later on if we had utilized the traditional approach to CAD/CAM,” Barabi adds.

The company chose SolidCAM as its CAM solution because it is fully integrated with SolidWorks and provides manufacturing programmers with greater control over how the software creates manufacturing paths for simultaneous 5-axis machining.

At Essai, we are manufacturing sophisticated, custom parts, and SolidCAM provides the robust capabilities our manufacturing personnel need to produce accurate, quality parts consistently,” Barabi says.

Because SolidCAM uses SolidWorks CAD software as its geometry engine, there is no disconnect between design models and machined models, maintaining the design intelligence of the model throughout the process.

“When we develop a design in SolidWorks, we are doing more than creating a model for a single manufacturing run,” Barabi explains. “We are often building upon or modifying a previous design and bring all the intelligence of the parent design through on subsequent designs. 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. The integrated approach has a lot of advantages, including saving time, accessing a single geometry file, and using the intelligence of our design data in a more efficient, systematic way."

“Consistency of process is very important to our success,” Barabi stresses. “When we create a manufacturing process today, every process that follows should utilize and build upon it. Six months from now, we willleverage what we do today because everything we do becomes a template for future work. We need to deliver consistency, and the integrated SolidCAM solution gives us the control we need to pick up and utilize the value accrued in past work.”

Deniz Valle, Essai operations manager: “Because SolidCAM is completely integrated with SolidWorks CAD software, we are actually building our CAM programming within SolidWorks. This approach shortens the learning curve for programmers, offers greater geometry editing and manipulation power to manufacturing, and provides a common tool for supporting interaction between designers and machinists. The integrated approach facilitates discussion and resolution of manufacturing issues because everyone is working with the same model and the same modeler. We communicate issues and features a lot better working with an integrated system.”

We have experienced drastic improvements in our first-run success, which is significant because it allows us to queue everything up back to back and process high volumes efficiently,” Barabi explains. “The biggest cost in manufacturing is not related to scrap materials or machine time but to production stoppages. Whenever production stops, you lose money. Whenever production proceeds unimpeded in an automated fashion, you save money. The greatest benefit of an integrated system is that it enables you to minimize the number of mishaps and shutdowns and keep production moving.”

 

Metrics

* Improved first-run success rate from 10 percent to 90 percent

* Increased high-volume throughput

* Maintained design intelligence of parts

* Attained accuracy and consistency of manufacturing processes

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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.