|February 2012 Newsletter|
|The integrated CAM-Solution for SolidWorks|
|iMachining in action and the World Premiere of SolidCAM 2012 at SolidWorks World 2012.|
For 11 years, SolidCAM has participated in SolidWorks world to give highlights of their product innovation, future development and a chance to meet with SolidWorks users to fully understand exactly what it takes to be the best integrated CAM for SolidWorks. One-on-one meetings. presentations and demonstrations served to inform visitors to the SolidCAM booth to as many aspects of SolidCAM products as possible.
This year, SolidCAM take it to an entirely new level with a laser focus on showing actual product programming and part cutting. With the innovative use of video and live presentation, SolidCAM will be showing the live machining of parts to show the huge benefits and capabilities of iMachining. Right alongside the cutting, will be demonstrations of SolidCAM's new release of 2012 to fully show how users can continue working while tool paths are calculated (in the background or even with other computers on the network) as well as the incredible new graphics that guide the user through every operation. Advances in HSM, automated 5 axis SWARF cutting, and expanded Turning Tool Catalog are also featured.
Dr. Emil Somekh, the Managing Director of SolidCAM commented, “the advancements we have made in SolidCAM and iMachining are just incredible. If I did not get a chance to see them in action on a daily basis and hear the amazing feedback from our customers, I likely would not believe how powerful they are. Our greatest challenge now is just getting the opportunity for people to actually experience SolidCAM, so they too can be convinced this is for real". Shaun Mymudes, COO of SolidCAM North America, explains, "One of the keys to our growing 50% in the last two years in a row has been our Live Webinars, where we actually show iMachining in action, cutting parts on a mill. At SolidWorks World 2012, we will bring as much of that to booth 200 as possible. Come by and let us convince you that seeing, truly is believing".
|You have to see iMachining with your own eyes!|
After the impressive live cutting presentations of the revolutionary and innovative iMachining CAM module for 2.5D machining at the EMO 2011 exhibition, SolidCAM has presented at Euromold 2011 in Frankfurt, the world premiere of the new advanced iMachining 3D module. Same as at EMO in Hannover, the power of iMachining was 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 thegeometry 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 t www.solidcam.com and at the Internet platforms (YouTube, Facebook).