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“We have invested with our partner SolidCAM; we couldn’t speak higher of them really. They have been fantastic from initial enquiry through to our off-site training and held our hands really on production. We’ve seen the benefit almost instantaneously. We’re now machining components that to be honest we were probably unable to programme before so its pushed us forward years in a very short space of time.

SolidCAM has enabled us to get the time down on downtime! It’s allowed much more synergy going from one complex product to the next, more so if you have a complete new set-up on tooling. We need to make sure that from one set-up to the next that the downtime is as minimal as possible.”

– Shaun Palmer, Director, Oracle Precision Ltd

“SolidCAM UK have been a fantastic partner during this time, and quickly offered support to set up remote working. Keeping our employees safe is our priority, and alongside our wider business preparations, it has allowed our teams to continue to function safely without too much disruption.”

– Ceri Jones, Tool & Die Manufacturing Manager, Royal Mint

“We are now designing and developing medical face shields to support the NHS and wider customer segments, nationally and locally.

Within 2 days we have designed, prototyped and sourced raw material for essential medical protection products. Tomorrow we are sending in parts for Lab testing. Within 1 week we due to complete the machining of production tools with the software support of SolidWorks. By the end of next week we aim to be fully productionised, (using SolidCAM), and capable of supplying thousands of units daily which will help support the huge national backlog that the frontline staff require.” (Coronavirus Crisis 2020)

– Tom Ketley, Sales Manager, Plas-Tech Thermoforming

“SolidCAM software enables our customers to send over their designs by email; we can load these directly into SolidCAM & produce the parts without any personal contact enabling us to follow all Covid-19 guidelines and isolate ourselves.”

– Jamie Dodd, Owner, DRD Racing

“When I first got introduced to iMachining and when I showed the guys here . . . they said that will never work! . . . With SolidCAM its very very easy . . . it’d probably take a week and a half to two weeks going through the traditional methods, just because of the number of operations that we had to go through, now we can do it in two operations on here . . . and you can detect crashes BEFORE they get down to the Shopfloor . . . “

– Chris Pritchard, Head of Machining, Brafe Engineering Ltd.

“We discovered that SolidCAM reduced our NC programming time by half, and we have been pleased with the ease of use and power of the milling module. A mayor benefit for us has been the quality of the UK support.”

“On our previous CAD/CAM system, we had to substantially edit G-codes to make the programme operate. Now, with SolidCAM, the post processor produces perfect NC code, making it far simpler and quicker to produce a new CAM program.”

– Bob Luck, Production Engineer, Alcon Components Ltd

“We have found all the claims for iMachining to hold true for our applications in Dixons Surgical – incredible tool life, faster cycles, lighter cutting loads reducing vibration in poor work holding situations (mill-turn), and protection of small diameter cutters. The user interface is very clear and simple, and programming iMachining is faster than traditional strategies.”

– Jay Dixon, Managing Director, Dixons Surgical Instruments

“Growth at the company is continuing at a very healthy rate with an emphasis on lean manufacture. The introduction of SolidCAM has contributed to this expansion, enabling the company to manufacture more complex parts in a shorter lead time, raising throughput, and maximizing the productivity of our trimming machines.”

– Dan Patrick, Big Bear Plastics

“SolidCAM is the fastest and easiest CAM system I have ever used. The interface ensures that you have not missed anything, and the simulation allows you to compare the finished part with the model, ensuring that the component has been completely machined. The post processor is also highly configurable, producing canned cycles and 100% reliable G codes.”

– John Rowland, CNC Operator, Bromford Industries

“The time saving and the integration with SolidWorks is the biggest advantage.  In addition, the functionality of SolidCAM Xpress is impressive – it is easy to pick up and use straight away with no need for off-site training.  Another benefit is the time savings that we are making on the mill itself rather than the previous antiquated method that we were using.   I would definitely recommend SolidCAM Xpress.”

– Sean Twomey, Arden Precision

“InventorCAM has revolutionised our approach to CNC programming and new product introduction within Takumi. For years we had adopted a piece meal approach of CAM and manual programming. Investment in InventorCAM complemented by accurate post processors and ongoing training has transformed our approach. No job is too difficult and the excellent simulation  graphics ensure that even the most complicated 5 axis jobs are right first time. All of our programmers have been energised and are far more productive  thanks to this software.”

– Gerry Reynolds, Managing Director, Takumi Precision Engineering

“SolidCAM UK did an excellent job guiding us through the SolidCAM training – being very patient with us beginners – everyone found the course interesting & informative.”

– David Clark, Wm. Clark & Son (Parkgate) Ltd

“SolidCAM provided training tailored to our requirements, giving programming assistance when required both on site and remotely. They also provided a Post Processor with all custom requirements built in and every function of the machine setup and tested to provide Gilkes with a reliable manufacturing process and to help future proof Gilkes investment.

The software is practical and has plenty of functionality. This was a must due to the complexity of the parts tobe machined. SolidCAM were quick to respond to any requests and provided great technical support during the course of this project.”

Richard Hogg, Senior Production Engineer, Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Ltd.

“In a University environment quick turn around times are integral to realizing the maximum potential of our final year students. They have just 24 weeks to design, build and test the Engineering solutions they develop to solve a myriad of problems.

SolidCAM gives us the ability to complete their prototypes fast. Taking dimensions and levels directly from their models ensures accurate generation of tool paths while the technology section allows us the freedom to insert clearances and machine high quality surface finishes, even in hard to machine materials. SolidCAM delivers all this with no compromise even allowing us to accurately model the tool paths before a chip is cut, essential where material budgets are tight and scrap is to be avoided. I would certainly recommend SolidCAM.”

– Tim Power, Senior Technical Officer, University College Cork

“Friendly, professional and efficient service. Very pleased and will recommend”

How can we improve any of our service? – “You really can’t!”

– Sam Flint, Senior Teaching/Plant Technician,  Engineering Department, University of Cambridge

‘Could not improve – excellent service’

– James Chorley, A M Hydraulics Ltd

“The trainer had a wealth of knowledge, so any questions that I had he could answer and explain in detail.”

– Paul Holland, Design Engineer, Riggs Autopack Ltd.

“SolidCAM UK was very helpful and covered all the requirements we needed.”

 Nathan Maunders, Riggs Autopack Ltd.