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We wish all our readers and their families Merry
Christmas and an Happy New Year.
We recently invited our major European resellers for a meeting to discuss the
SolidCAM product status and our strategy for future growth. The topics covered:
SolidCAM is now
involved more and more in large projects, where international accounts need to
be supported in their manufacturing facilities worldwide. For us this means a
challenge in two respects. First, we have to constantly increase our support
capabilites, both by adding new resellers and by hiring own CAD/CAM experts.
Although today´s booming economy does not facilitate to find the right people,
we managed to hire additional people in the United States, Europe, India, Japan
and China, where we have established two offices in Bejing and Shanghai.
Secondly, large accounts attach importance on an efficient, integrated data
flow. A part of that is the integration of the SolidCAM software with existing
PDM or Tool Management systems. Here, we have taken a big step forward in the
version SolidCAM2008 R12 by providing such integration.
- Demonstration of version SolidCAM2008 R12
- New training and consulting concepts to improve the skills of our resellers
and users, like the
- Case studies about new multinational accounts
we thank you for your trustful cooperation in the year 2007 and wish you a
prosperous year 2008.
From Dec, 5 to 8, SolidCAM exhibited at the Euromold show in
Frankfurt/Germany. The unique concept of EuroMold "From Design to Prototyping to
Series Production" combines the different stages of manufacturing and thus gives
an excellent overview of the entire process chain. In Hall 8, SolidcAM showed
the upcoming version SolidCAM2008 R12, with more than 100 new features.
Visitors were highly interested in the unified user interface for all
Mill operations and the new Automatic Feature Recognition and Machining for
multiple, interconnected pockets. In addition, we demonstrated new strategies
for 2.5D Milling (for 3D profiles and T- slots), High-Speed Machining, 5-axis
simultaneous Machining and Mill-Turn. Wolfgang Mueller, SolidCAM´s Vice
President for Europe, stated: "Euromold is for us one of the most important
trade shows worldwide. It not only covers manufacturing technologies like
Milling, EDM and Turning, where we can offer a broad range of automation tools,
but also shows complete process chains in moldmaking, rapid tooling or
patternmaking, where the seamless integration of CAD and CAM is very important.
This perfectly matches with our product concept, which is based on single window
integration with the leading 3D design system SolidWorks".
See Euromold After Show
SolidCAM has enlarged its presence in Scandinavia by new resellers in Norway
and Sweden. Norway is now served by
the SolidWorks reseller located in Oslo. Jan-Erik Iversen, Managing Director of
ProNor ( see photo ): "We watched SolidCAM for a long time and finally
decided in 2007 to offer SolidCAM as integrated CAM solution to our SolidWorks
He continues: "Norway has a powerful manufacturing industry,
especially for ship-building and off-shore construction, which demands extremely
short lead times for the manufacturing of parts. Here the single- window
integration and the full associativity of CAD and CAM is a key factor to convert
the SolidWorks files into real parts as fast as possible." Another area of
ProNor´s activity is the partnership with RENATE, the national center in Norway
founded by The Ministry of Education and Research. RENATE is purchasing up to
30,000 SolidWorks licenses for the schools in Norway. A part of these seats will
be complemeted by SolidCAM, and ProNor shipped this year already the first
SolidCAM seats to the schools in Sarpsborg and Bjorkelangen.
More about RENATE... |