Delcam is appointing Solid Applications Ltd to supply and support its Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAM system in the UK. Solid Applications has become one of the fastest-growing SolidWorks resellers in the country, after switching to the Dassault Systemes’ software in November last year.
Based in Oldbury, near Birmingham, Solid Applications Ltd specialises in engineering supply, implementation and support. The company was founded in January 1998 by Chris Hill, Managing Director. It won the first of many “Reseller of the Year” Awards that year, and has subsequently won regular recognition for both its sales success and its high quality of customer support.
Mr Hill comments: “We are very pleased to add Delcam for SolidWorks to our range of software as it will allow us to offer integrated CAM solutions to our customers. I have been very impressed with the Delcam system, especially the range of machining strategies and the close integration with SolidWorks.”
Delcam UK General Manager Steve Creron adds: “I am sure Solid Applications will be extremely successful with Delcam for SolidWorks. The company shares our commitment to technical excellence and customer support to ensure that all our users maximise the benefits of any investment in our software.”
Delcam for SolidWorks combines the benefits associated with Delcam’s PowerMILL and FeatureCAM CAM systems. It is based on Delcam’s proven machining algorithms that are already used by more than 35,000 customers around the world. These strategies support increased productivity, maximum tool life and immaculate surface finish, even when cutting the hardest, most challenging materials.
At the same time, Delcam for SolidWorks has the same strong focus on ease of use as FeatureCAM, including all of the knowledge-based automation that makes the software so consistent and reliable. Most importantly, Delcam for SolidWorks includes FeatureCAM’s Automatic Feature Recognition system, which automatically extracts detailed feature information from the SolidWorks model. Once the features have been identified, Delcam for SolidWorks undertakes automatic selection of cutting tools, machining strategies, and feeds and speeds, to complete the programming operation.
Delcam for SolidWorks is fully integrated into the SolidWorks environment so that the program looks and behaves like SolidWorks. It offers full associativity so that any changes in the CAD model are reflected automatically in the toolpaths. However, this associativity is claimed to be more intelligent than that offered in many other integrated CAM systems. Delcam for SolidWorks does not simply modify the existing toolpaths but also reviews the choice of cutting tools and machining strategies, and changes them if necessary.
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