SolidCAM Newsletter - November 2008


Newsletter November 2008



Euromold 2008

SolidCAM User Group meeting in the UK

SolidCAM Professor


Euromold 2008
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Euromold, the World Fair for Moldmaking and Tooling, Design and Application Development takes place for the 15th time in Frankfurt (Germany) on December 3-6.

SolidCAM will demonstrate on 8 seats in the booth the full range of the version SolidCAM2008 R12 and some important features of the upcoming version SolidCAM2009. Both versions are seamlessly integrated in SolidWorks2009. This means, that users operate in the SolidWorks2009 window and that the toolpaths generated by SolidCAM are fully associative with the SolidWorks2009 design model.

For the first time we will show an integrated solution for Electrode Manufacturing. It is result of a joint development with Manusoft, a provider of Mold design software and a Gold partner of SolidWorks. Electrode manufacturing can be one of the most complex and time consuming tasks for any mold or die maker. Our common solution, integrated in SolidWorks, consists of:

  • IMOLD EDM for Electrode design (Manusoft) and
  • Electrode Machining with SolidCAM.
The new solution enables moldmakers to manufacture electrodes much faster and thus speed up the leadtimes for molds significantly.

Dear reader, we look forward to meet you in

Hall 8, Booth M54

of the Euromold show.

Emil Somekh
Managing Director
SolidCAM Ltd.


  • SolidCAM User Group meeting in the UK
  • SolidCAM UK invited its users to the annual User Group meeting, held in the facilities of Iscar Tools in Birmingham. Iscar Tools is one of the worldwide partners of SolidCAM. The seminar started with an complete overview about SolidCAM2008 R12, followed by practical demo examples for the new powerful functions.

    This was followed by various presentations about specific aspects of the manufacturing process chain:

    • SolidCMM is a software tool to automate the generation of inspection programs for computerized measuring (CMM) machines. Time savings of up to 90% can be achieved by replacing the interactive programming available in the machine environment by the automatic Off-line programming with SolidCMM.
    • Iscar Tools presented several videos about the range of cutting tools specific to the SolidCAM user group.
    • Driveworks is a SolidWorks Gold partner product to capture and re-use knowledge and rules to specify, design and engineer-to-order. DriveWorks lets you automate repetitive tasks and generates design and manufacturing output quickly and accurately. As Driveworks will be integrated in SolidCAM2009, the automation from design through manufacture becomes a reality.
    The seminar has been completed with the demonstration of new SolidCAM strategies for High- Speed Machining and 5-Axis Milling. Gordon Drysdale, Manager of SolidCAM UK, summarizes: "It has been important to show our users not only the new SolidCAM functions, but also how different "Best- in-class" products can be combined to optimize the total manufacturing process."


  • SolidCAM Professor
  • "SolidCAM Professor" is a new tutorial concept, which we implemented with the launch of the SolidCAM2008 R12 version. It contains a set of screen-recordings, tutorials and videos, demonstrating the power and ease-of-use of SolidCAM. The recordings are live demonstrations of the software, showing all the different functionalities in SolidCAM and its full integration in SolidWorks.

    Although "SolidCAM Professor" is a tutorial concept and not an Academic teacher, there is a "father" of this ground-breaking material - Sidney Eisner ( see photo ). Sidney Eisner is in charge for our Corporate support for North America. Knowing the importance of efficient training material from his previous positions as a CNC programmer and a SolidCAM trainer, he became personally involved in the development of the recordings. We are proud that his work has been recently honoured by a blog What CAM company has the best website? . Quotes from the blog: "Congratulations to SolidCAM for outstanding use of video that clearly shows where their product has major advantages and how their product works. No other CAM company comes close to what you're doing on your website with video..."

    See SolidCAM Professor website...
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