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Providing the ‘Best-In-Class’ CAM Solution for Aluminium Extrusions

SolidCAM was the obvious choice for Inal Metals Ltd. to benefit from the most tested and proven 5-axis CNC milling tool paths in the industry, with a very straight-forward user interface, and the most advanced control over all aspects of tool path and collision checking.

“We have used SolidCAM for many years now and find it to be an asset to our business. Our customers demand the highest precision and machining quality including flexibility and fast turnarounds. Investing in SolidCAM and customised post processors is a no-brainer for us so that we can do NC programming very efficiently and therefore use our 5 axis CNC machines to their full economic capacity. Ease of use has been proven by how quickly our programmers have implemented SolidCAM 5 axis Simultaneous milling in practice. I cannot fault SolidCAM; I think it’s fantastic!“
Tony Schofield, Inal Metals North Ltd.

Cycle Times Down 50% & Tool Life Up 40% at Mico Industries Thanks to SolidCAM iMachining

Terry Sammon, CEO of Mico Industries, located in Grand Rapids Michigan is on a laser-focused mission is to drive his company to create dies, weld fixtures and check fixtures without compromise, providing the highest possible level of products and service to his customers, all at the best price possible.

"With iMachining's, faster cycle times, decreased tool wear and intuitive Speeds and Feeds Wizard, it's like having a master machinist with a super-fast CNC mill, using super-wear tools always at my disposal.  The first time I machined a block of D2 tool steel with iMachining, my toolmakers' jaws just hit the ground.  They couldn't believe the speed and depth of cut we were running at and the amazing material removal rates we were achieving."


The town of Tamworth, Staffordshire; is not only known for its historic merits; but also for its engineering and manufacturing industry. Here the engineer and sports car racer John Moore founded in 1984 Alcon Components Limited. The company has gained a worldwide reputation for manufacturing and supplying high specification brake components and clutches to motorsport and for high performance road vehicles.
 
In the world of motorsport, Alcon became a Technical Partner to the Honda F1 Racing Team by supplying brake callipers of a patented design. Alcon is also cooperating with other Formula 1 teams to develop the next generation of F1 braking systems. Alcon is well known in US motorsport, providing brake components to the leading racing teams of the IRL and NASCAR series. In addition the motorsport departments within Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen count on the technology of Alcon, as well as some prestigious road car manufacturers; including Brabus, Jaguar, Land Rover and Prodrive.

High Performance Manufacturing for High Performance Car Components


Czech high-tech shop uses SolidCAM, the Gold-certified integrated CAM-Engine for SolidWorks, to solve the bottleneck in NC programming of modern 5-axis CNC machines.

The times have passed in which the main business for contract manufacturers in Eastern Europe was the production of simple commodity parts. Frencken Brno s.r.o., headquartered in Brno in Czech Republic, today produces the most complex parts of the highest quality for demanding customers from the aeronautics and aerospace industry, for instrument and measuring instrument makers, manufacturers of medical devices and even producers of laser and radar equipment. And the progress can no longer be attributed only to advantages of location, such as lower staff costs, less labour regulations and better tax benefits.

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