July 09, 2007 - In a press release from June 4, 2007, CIMdata, the leading worldwide strategic consultancy company, commented about the most rapidly growing CAM software vendors in the market. According to the CIMdata “NC Software and Services Market Assessment Report Version 16,” the worldwide CAM software market grew in 2006 at a rate of 6.9% over 2005. SolidCAM was one of the vendors, that achieved a revenue growth in excess of 30% in 2006. In addition, SolidCAM has been named by CIMdata as the consistent growth leader in CAM over the last five years, with annual growth rates in the 30% range. It is important to note, that SolidCAM achieved this solely by internal growth and without external acquisitions. CIMdata is projecting that SolidCAM will be the most rapidly growing CAM vendor for 2007.
Mr. Alan Christman, CIMdata Chairman and primary author of the report, analyzed the reasons for the exceptional growth of SolidCAM: “SolidCAM has established a distinctive position in the market by being one of two CAM vendors to be certified Gold partners of SolidWorks. They have been able to capitalize on this partnership and in addition they offer powerful CAM functions to cover a broad range of manufacturing applications.”
By being totally integrated in the leading 3D CAD mainstream system SolidWorks, SolidCAM provides all the necessary operations for the manufacturing of a part inside SolidWorks. With its seamless single-window integration in SolidWorks, all the SolidCAM machining operations are defined, calculated and verified in the SolidWorks environment. All geometries used for machining are fully associative with the SolidWorks design model. When the geometry of a part is modified, SolidCAM enables the user to automatically synchronize all machining operations with the updated geometry. SolidCAM creates efficient toolpaths and supports advanced CAM intelligence including knowledge-based manufacturing processes and automatic feature recognition and machining (AFRM).
As main reasons for this tremendous market success, the founder and CEO of SolidCAM, Dr. Emil Somekh, named "our more than 20 years experience in the development of easy-to-use, powerful CAM Software, the complete “Gold-certified” integration into the 3D-CAD standard platform SolidWorks and the implementation of high-end CAM functions including High-Speed machining, 5 axes simultaneous machining and Turn-Mill programming. He continued: “The launch of our new High-Speed machining module at the end of 2006 opened new markets like the mold, tool and die market. Moldmakers often have to do mold design and NC programming in one process chain, so that for them single window integration is an important factor to reduce the lead time of the molds. In parallel, we have expanded our worldwide sales and support capabilities. We added new resellers and employees especially in the emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America."
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 with high annual growth rates. For the latest information, visit the company’s website
CIMdata provides worldwide strategic Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) consulting and program support, in-depth research, and education for both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. CIMdata provides world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies including product data management (PDM), visualization, collaboration, digital manufacturing, computer-aided design/manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and numerical control (NC). CIMdata also provides expertise in the integration of PLM with other business solutions such as customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP). Learn more about CIMdata by visiting the company`s website