SolidCAM Newsletter - September 2008

Newsletter September 2008



Impressive AMB show

Longmont Machining succeeds with SolidCAM+SolidWorks

SolidCAM+SolidWorks seminars in Poland


Impressive AMB show

SolidCAM´s booth at the AMB show (see photo) attracted many visitors.

See AMB report...

From September 9 - 13, SolidCAM exhibited at the International AMB trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany. The brand new location at Stuttgart Airport attracted more than 1,300 exhibitors and over 80,000 visitors. The AMB is, after EMO, the most important trade fair for the metal working industry in Central Europe. Together with its distribution partners DPS Software and SolidPro, SolidCAM GmbH demonstrated on overall eight workstations solutions based on the combined solution SolidCAM+SolidWorks for all Manufacturing technologies.

In a keynote speech, Rainer Glatz from the VDMA Frankfurt explained, how Software and Mechanical Engineering come closer together. He identified two trends:

  1. Substitution of 2D by 3D systems
  2. Need to catch up with regard to PDM and PLM
With regard to CAD, it is no longer a simple matter of producing drawings (2D), but the design of 3D CAD models with systems like SolidWorks is used as the base for the digital simulation of product development and product creation processes. Digital technologies, as provided by SolidCAM, enable the virtual simulation of manufacturing processes and thus the reduction of set-up times by up to 90%, or the execution of 5-axis programming with such precision that all subsequent reworking becomes superfluous.

Dear reader, please enjoy our Newsletter. We hope to see you on one of our trade shows in autumn.

Emil Somekh
Managing Director
SolidCAM Ltd.

  • Longmont Machining succeeds with SolidCAM+SolidWorks
  • Longmont Machining is a 45-employee CNC machine shop located in Longmont, Colorado, that attracts US wide clients in the automotive, medical and consumer electronics industry. In addition to typical "job shop" prototypes, Longmont manufactures also large series of parts up to 50,000 units per month.

    Longmont´s state-of-the art equipment and experience in performing advanced processes like dipso technology - magnesium-based injection molding - gives its clients a heavy-duty platform for electronic devices. Sales Engineer Kevin Curtis states: "We were also making a move towards adding design services along with our mold creation and casting services. We started to get pretty fluent in SolidWorks, which was a new challenge for us. We do a fair amount of design now, offering these services along with manufacturing the product, all in a very compressed lead time."

    For the CNC programming Longmont replaced their former CAM system with SolidCAM, completely integrated in the SolidWorks modeling environment. "SolidCAM is a lot more intuitive. The integration with SolidWorks meant that our learning curve for the new CAM was very short. Within one or two weeks we were off and running, and doing very complex parts," says Curtis. Today SolidCAM is used for 100 percent of Longmont's operations by its four full time programmers and serving 17 machine tools.

    More about SolidCAM+SolidWorks at Longmont Machining...
  • SolidCAM+SolidWorks seminars in Poland
  • During the month of October, Premium Solutions , our reseller in Poland, is launching the new versions of SolidCAM, SolidWorks and other related manufacturing software. The Polish customers will benefit from the 2009 versions, giving them higher productivity in manufacturing. The launch tour will start on Oct, 1, at the CITY GATE Conference center in Warsaw ( see photo ) and will end on Oct, 16, in Katowice.

    Here is the complete tour calendar:

    • Oct 1 in Warsaw
    • Oct 2 in Bialystok
    • Oct 7 in Wroclaw
    • Oct 7 in Gdansk
    • Oct 8 in Torun
    • Oct 9 in Poznan
    • Oct 14 in Zielona Gora
    • Oct 16 in Katowice
    Slawomir Wencek, Managing Director of Premium Solutions: "The new version of SolidCAM will not only provide major performance improvements, but also enhanced strategies for Multi-axis Machining. Combined with our strong capabilities to supply efficient post processors, we can now supply the ideal CAD/CAM solution to our customers. The launch tour at 8 different locations enables us to reach the maximum number of customers and prospects. Recently we have also opened a branch office in Wroclaw, the industrial heart of Southwest Poland. The booming industry in Wroclaw includes the automotive industry, household goods, electrical engineering, medical industry and logistics. Within a short time, we managed to establish here a 6-people sales and support team, complementing our existing team in the head office in Warsaw."
    For seminar registration...
    :: +49-170-5773814


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