SolidCAM Expands U.S. Organization

SolidCAM Expands U.S. Organization
Appoints Bede Kortegast as VP of Sales for North America, SolidCAM Inc.

October, 4, 2006. During the 2006 IMTS tradeshow in Chicago, USA, SolidCAM de-buted its new release of SolidCAM2007 R11. The highlight of this release is a new powerful and market-proven module for High-Speed Machining (HSM) of mold, tools and dies, and complex 3D parts, which further extends SolidCAM`s existing 3D milling capabilities. Visitors to the booth comprised a large number of moldmakers who showed high interest in the demonstration of the new HSM module. They also appre-ciated SolidCAM`s seamless integration in the 3D-CAD system SolidWorks, which en-ables single window operation and toolpath associativity – a real “must” to reduce the production lead time.

To respond to this increasing demand for its manufacturing software in North America, SolidCAM has opened its own subsidiary in the United States, and appointed Bede Kortegast as VP of Sales for North America. SolidCAM Inc., which will provide close support to SolidCAM’s resellers and customers. SolidCAM Inc. has offices in Pennsyl-vania, Washington and Missouri, giving broad coverage for each of the 3 US time zones. Bede has a 25-year experience in the sales and support of CAM Software. His company CIMETRIX Ltd has been an active reseller of CAM software for more than 12 years and in the last 3 years, has been the SolidCAM distributor on the West coast and Mid-West regions of the US and Canada.

Dr. Emil Somekh, founder and m anaging director of SolidCAM, stated: “North America is an important target market. The IMTS exhibition showed the huge potential for an integrated CAD/CAM solution based on SolidWorks. We expect more customers to move from separate CAD and CAM systems to the combined SolidCAM + SolidWorks solution, especially as we now support the full range of manufacturing applications including High-Speed Machining.” He further commented: “Production and mold shops will benefit from the combination of seamless integration and superior functionality, as it will give them the opportunity to manufacture high accuracy 3D parts with shorter lead times and fewer expenses. Therefore, the strengthening of our presence in the North American market is a natural step to maintain our future growth”.

About SolidCAM

Founded 1984 by its Managing Director Dr. Emil Somekh, SolidCAM provides manufactur-ing customers with a full suite of CAM software modules for 2.5D and 3D Milling, Multi-sided Indexial 4/5 axes Milling, Simultaneous 5 axes Milling, Turning, Turn-Mill up to 5-axes and WireEDM. SolidCAM has been awarded Certified Gold-product status from SolidWorks and provides seamless, single-window integration and full associativity to SolidWorks models including parts, assemblies and configurations. Today, SolidCAM has more than 10,000 seats installed in industry and education and is sold by a worldwide re-seller network in 40 countries. SolidCAM has been on a very rapid growth path since it im-plemented the SolidWorks integration strategy. In the CIMdata NC Software Market As-sessment Report, CIMdata named SolidCAM as the worldwide fastest growing CAM ven-dor in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with revenue growth rates of +39.4 percent, +51.1 percent and +40%.

For more information about SolidCAM visit:
www.solidcam.com

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