The winner is...
In the last Newsletter, we invited our customers to
participate in the "SolidCAM customer survey 2007".
Thanks to everybody, who submitted a
survey to us. We will work very hard to convert your
inputs into better products and services.
As promised, we did a draw among all participants for
an IPOD Nano. The lucky winner is Jim Appel
(see Photo), who is a Tooling Supervisor at
Panoramic Inc., Janesville (WI),
CIMdata, the worldwide strategic consultancy
company for Product Life Cycle Management (PLM),
published recently the "NC Software and Related
Services Market Assessment" report Version 16. The
198-page document provides information about the
worldwide market for CAM software products and
services. The report analyses the market size, various
technical aspects concerning the industrial use of
CAM software and techniques, trends in the CAM
software industry, market share of CAM vendors and
CIMdata estimates the growth of the worldwide CAM
software market in 2006 at a rate of 6.9% over 2005.
CIMdata also acknowledges SolidCAM as the
growth leader for CAM in 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.
Dear reader, we a are proud of our continuous
success, which we achieved together with our loyal
user family. We are committed to constantly supplying
you with new features to increase the productivity in
| BS Plastic manufactures with SolidWorks+SolidCAM
BS Plastic A/S is one of the pioneers on plastic
manufacturing in Denmark. In the last years, the
company transitioned from a craftsman-oriented way
of work to an innovative production shop for
plastic parts. BS Plastic manufactures small series of
plastic parts by CNC milling for a variety of
companies, such as machinery producers and
To program the vertical CNC milling machines,
BS Plastic invested in 3 seats of the combined
solution SolidCAM+SolidWorks . Steen
Simonsen, the owner and Managing Director ( see
photo ) states: "Flexibility is the keyword in our
organisation. We have to be very fast in changing
from one job to the next, because our survival
is depending on small series of parts. SolidCAM
is easy and fast to use, and has minimized the time it
takes from receiving a 3D model file from a customer
till we start producing the part." The programming time
has in some cases been reduced to a tenth, and
where a complicated part in the past could take more
that a week to produce, it can now be done in less
then one day.
Read the full BS Plastic story...
| SolidCAM at the "Bursa Mold 2007" show
SolidCAM`s Turkish reseller
Tekyaz exhibited at
the "Bursa Mold 2007", with took place from
May 24-27 in the city of Bursa. The automation of the
entire mold manufacturing process by the fully
has been presented.
IMOLD is the partner
SolidWorks and SolidCAM for mold design.
IMOLD provides efficient design tools for plastic
injection molds including a core-cavity builder, mold
base design, slider and cooling channel design as
well as electrode design. SolidCAM is integrated in
the same SolidWorks window and generates the
G-Code for the machining of core, cavity and
electrodes. SolidCAM´s High-Speed Machining (HSM)
module smooths the paths of both cutting moves and
retracts wherever possible to maintain a continuous
machine tool motion. Tekyaz´ SolidCAM Sales
stated: "The Turkish moldmakers realized the benefits
of the seamless integration: all geometries used
for machining are fully associative with the mold
design model. When the geometry of the mold design
is modified, SolidCAM enables the user to
automatically synchronize all machining operations
with the updated geometry. This saves our customers
time and money."
Read more about Bursa Mold 2007...