June 12, 2007 -SolidCAM, the leading supplier of integrated CAM software solutions for the manufacturing industry, announced today the opening of a new Technology Training Center (“TTC”) in the Czech Republic. The main purpose of the TTC is to provide the industry with advanced technical support and services for the manufacturing of complex parts. This covers the complete range of milling applications with special focus on 5-axis indexial and simultaneous machining.
The Technology Training Center is located in Brno, the industrial heart of Moravia, and is an organizational division of SolidVision, s.r.o., the authorized reseller of SolidCAM and SolidWorks for the Czech Republic. The TTC is equipped with a Hermle C20 5-axis machine tool and the full range of the SolidCAM+SolidWorks software, so that complex CAD/CAM jobs can be processed and optimized. The TTC will offer training courses for operators and programmers, related to parts manufacturing, taking into account the whole manufacturing process chain. Furthermore, the highly skilled experts of the TTC will assist SolidVision`s customers to develop and fine tune new dedicated machining procedures. The overall target is to improve the productivity of the manufacturing processes for complex parts. The TTC, which has been established with the funding of the European Community, will be managed by Zbynek Jerabek, a SolidCAM Certified Professional. The opening ceremony of the innovative “Technology Training Center” was held on June 5, 2007, in Brno (Czech Republic).
Ivan Cimr, Managing Director of SolidCAM Czech Republic, stated, “Our Aerospace and Automotive industries especially demand more and more complex parts. Therefore, the use of the 5-axis machining technology is growing enormously in our region. There is a need for qualified technicians who can successfully apply the sophisticated tools. The TTC will promote the advanced features of the SolidCAM software and thus support the SolidCAM sales in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. With the help of our high-end technology we can provide the best possible support for our customers.” Wolfgang Mueller, SolidCAM´s Vice President of Sales in Europe, added, “Today, the manufacturing industry worldwide is investing heavily in 5-axis machine tools. The return of these investments strongly depends on the productivity, which can be achieved by complementing the expensive CNC machines with CAM software and expert know-how. The TTC project is a good example of how this can be accomplished.”
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 12,000 seats installed. SolidCAM is sold by a worldwide reseller network in 46 countries. SolidCAM has been on a very rapid growth path since it implemented the SolidWorks integration strategy. In the CIMdata NC Software Market Assessment Report, CIMdata named SolidCAM as the worldwide fastest growing CAM vendor in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with revenue growth rates of +39.4 percent, +51.1 percent and +40%.
SolidVision, s.r.o., is a leading reseller of manufacturing software in the Czech Republic. SolidVision has 8 years experience in selling SolidWorks and holds a certification as a SolidWorks authorized Support, Training and Testing Center. In addition, SolidVision supports complementary SolidWorks products including PDM solutions, COSMOSWorks, I-MOLD and others. Since 2003, SolidVision is also a reseller of SolidCAM, the Gold-certified integrated CAM engine for SolidWorks, and thus can offer combined CAD/CAM solutions to the Czech industry. The launch of the “Technical Training Center” is the next logical step to increase the productivity of SolidVision`s customers by enhancing the practical skills of its personnel.