Product Details Supplier Info More products

At the recent MECT 2013 exhibition in Nagoya, Japan, SolidCAM’s Japanese reseller Tactx collaborated with OKK and Tungaloy to showcase machinery, CAD/CAM software, tooling and associated equipment — including SolidCAM Imachining.

Sharing the OKK booth, Tactx used SolidCAM Imachining to program a demonstration part for the exhibition to highlight the capabilities of the OKK HMC 400. The machine was set up for live cutting at the show and included a video screen to make it easy for visitors to see the machining in progress.

At the Tungaloy booth, visitors could see the latest Tunghold and Tungcap tooling systems as well as the company’s range of inserts and carbide tools and, at the same time, pick up information on SolidCAM.

Key features and benefits

  • The SolidCAM software’s Imachining and Technology Wizard routinely produces cycle time reductions of 70 per cent.
  • Because tool loadings are controlled and steady, tool life is increased and very small cutters can be used without the risk of breakage.
  • The integration between SolidCAM and Solidworks is seamless, enabling users to work within a familiar intuitive environment.
  • Users can generate optimised CNC programs far more quickly and use the time saved to examine and improve other aspects of the production process.
  • For multi-axis applications, SolidCAM enables Japanese machinists to program the most complex mill-turn centres and five-axis machining centres. Strategies and simulation cover every area of these processes, including indexing and simultaneous five-axis cutting.
  • Imachining 3D, which can be used in mill-turn and indexing, makes it possible to achieve very high metal removal rates. Customers frequently report cycle time reductions of up to 90 per cent.

Founded in 1984 by its managing director Dr Emil Somekh, SolidCAM provides manufacturing customers with a full powerful suite of CAM software modules for 2.5D milling, 3D milling, high-speed machining, multi-sided indexial four/five axes milling, simultaneous five axes milling, turning, turn-mill up to seven axes and WireEDM.

SolidCAM is the leader in integrated CAM and provides the highest level of CAD integration, with seamless, single-window integration and full associativity to SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor. The integration ensures the automatic update of tool paths for CAD revisions. SolidCAM powers up the user’s CAD system into the best integrated CAD/CAM solution. SolidCAM has today more than 15,000 seats installed. The company has been on a very rapid growth path since it implemented its CAD integration strategy. SolidCAM is sold by a worldwide reseller network in 50 countries.

View full profile