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SolidCAM UK Helps Hydropower Engineering Specialist to Meet their Challenge – Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd.

“The software is practical and has plenty of functionality. This was a must due to the complexity of the parts to be machined . . .”, Richard Hogg, Head of Machining, Gilkes.

Race Car Development Specialist Stay “Always Miles Ahead” with huge savings on Tooling Costs using SolidCAM’s Patented iMachining Technology.

“The one-button-click, to calculate 3D roughing cutting paths was a revelation!”, Dr Matthew Chamberlain CEng MIMechE MRAeS, Company Secretary, CTR Developments Ltd.

SolidCAM UK Helps Olympus Engineering Produce Ventilator Parts in the Fight Against COVID-19.

“By using strategies such as iMachining, we have been able to produce parts faster and get more parts to the customer . . .”, Tom Pedley, Head of Offline Programming, Olympus Engineering.

SolidCAM UK Helps Aluminium Extrusions Company using SolidCAM 5 Axis Simultaneous.

“Ease of use has been proven by how quickly our programmers have implemented SolidCAM 5 axis Simultaneous milling in practice. Using SolidCAM Machine Simulation has also enabled us to increase the safety of 5 axis toolpaths; we can first simulate machining on a PC with the virtual model. I cannot fault SolidCAM; I think it’s fantastic!”, Tony Schofield, Inal Metals North Ltd.

Providing the ‘Best-in-Class’ CAM Solution for Education.

“SolidCAM gives us the ability to complete their assessments fast, and delivers accurate modelling of the tool paths . . . . I would certainly recommend SolidCAM.” Krastimir Popov, Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing at CES (Computing & Engineering Science), University of South Wales (USW).

Break and Clutch Manufacturer sees SolidCAM as an Asset to their Business.

“Having used SolidCAM for nearly ten years , we find it to be an integral part of our business and look forward to our continuous work with SolidCAM UK Ltd in helping us further reduce our cycle times.”   Phillip Smith, Director, Alcon Components Ltd.

Precision Engineering Company Reduces Cycle Time Using iMachining by SolidCAM.

“We have found iMachining to be a very powerful tool in reducing programming and cycle times, especially since upgrading to 3D.   To see the increased metal removal rates is most encouraging and greatly increases our competitiveness in the industry.” Simon Dawson, Managing Director, Dawson Precision Components Ltd.

Surgical and Orthopaedic Instrument Manufacturer Reduces Cycle Time Using iMachining by SolidCAM.

“IMachining has enabled us to make parts that we would otherwise have really struggled with due to the nature of their shape and lack of workholding options. Before using iMachining we used to get through lots of this type of cutter, because much of our work demands the use of them to cut intricate features, but it was always very unpredictable as to when the cutter would break . . . ” Jay Dixon, Managing Director, Dixon Surgical Instruments Ltd.

Professional Supply Chain Partner sees SolidCAM as an Asset to their Business.

“We have used SolidCAM for many years and find it to be an asset to our business and are continuing to look at new technology and see SolidCAM’s  latest iMachining as a potential link in the future.”  Craig McKay, General Manager and Director, Evenort Ltd.

Leading Designer and Manufacturer of Competition Clutches and Flywheel Kits Reduces Cycle Time Using iMachining by SolidCAM.

“SolidCAM has enabled us to manufacture the strongest and lightest clutch and flywheel kit to ever be manufactured at Helix Autosport.” Alexander Champion, Design Engineer, Helix Autosport.

Precision Sheet Metal Work Sub-Contractor Reduces Cycle Time Using iMachining by SolidCAM.

“The iMachining capabilities have revolutionised the way we look at our mill and lathe processes. The rates of material that can now be removed and the extended tool life that historically were not in the realms of possibility have become an everyday occurrence. Our mixture of Stainless steel and Aluminium processing has been transformed using iMachining. Tools just seem to go on and on cutting. . . ”  Ben Guntrip,  Operations Manager, Recol Engineering Ltd.

Leader in Underground Mining Equipment sees InventorCAM as an Asset to their Business.

“Having undergone training at SolidCAM UK’s Barnsley office, we were able to determine the best way of getting the desired tool paths on our own products. SolidCAM UK have also provided very effective on-line support to resolve any problems quickly whenever we required. As for the future of InventorCAM within Joy Global, we have recommended it to one of our China facilities where trials are currently taking place”, Rob Wilks, Production Engineering Manager, Joy Global.