SolidCAM – Brochure Overview

The Future of CAM in Your Shop Today! The complete CAM Solution for your Manufacturing, with revolutionary iMachining, best MillTurn and Swiss CNCs support, seamlessly integrated and fully associative into SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge and Inventor. Leaders in Hybrid manufacturing, combining Metal 3D Printing and CNC Machining. The Future of CAM

Table of Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Technical Support – Worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 About SolidCAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Technology Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 CAD Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 iMachining 2D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 iMachining 2D with Feature Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 iMachining 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 25D Milling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Automatic Feature Recognition & Machining . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HSS High-Speed Surface Machining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Indexial 4/5-Axis Milling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 HSR & HSM | 3D High Speed Machining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Turbo HSR & Turbo HSM | Auto 3+2 HSR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Geodesic Machining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Simultaneous 5-Axis Milling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Drag & Drop Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Solid Probe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Turning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Mill-Turn | Swiss-Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 SolidCAM Simulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 SolidCAM Toolkit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 3rd Party Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Technology Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Additive Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Stay in Touch – Social Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 SolidCAM Worldwide Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

"Without SolidCAM and our amazing iMachining, you loose money - every single day" www solidcam com 3 ù Program smarter – machine faster ù The most intuitive user interface in CAM ù Seamlessly integrated and fully associative to SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge and Inventor ù Unique and revolutionary iMachining 2D/3D technology ù Complete milling solution from 2,5D Milling, to 3D Milling and up to Sim5X ù Mill-Turn up to highly complex multichannel machines, including Swiss-Type ù Certified postprocessors for all CNC machines and brands in the market Dear CNC Machine Shop and Manufacturing Managers, Modern manufacturing relies on powerful and versatile CNC machines All of your CNCs make up the backbone of your production and your profits – but how are you going to leverage them in the best possible way? How will you program all your CNC-machines – current and new, standard to complex, no matter what controller – with one single CAM-solution? We are confident that you want your CNCs to machine with maximum performance, cutting the maximum number of parts, in the shortest possible time, with lowest cutting tool cost, and with minimal wear on your CNCs SolidCAM’s amazing and patented iMachining provides optimal toolpaths, most efficient feeds and speeds generated automatically by our unique Technology Wizard, will enable you to achieve amazing savings in cycle time and tool life! To increase your productity, you are introducing today to your manufacturing those complex Multi-channel MillTurn and Swiss CNCs SolidCAM provides you with the absolute best CAM Solution for easy programming of these complex CNCs Interested? Read on and we will tell you how! Dr. Emil Somekh with SolidCAM Team at Customer BAK Kohler Dr Emil Somekh Founder and CEO of SolidCAM

SolidCAM – Overview 4 cogs sync tools user-clock Overcome all the Manufacturing Challenges for Modern Machine Shops Best-in-class, complete CAM-Solution seamlessly integrated in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge and Inventor Automatic Feature Recognition and Machining, using pre-defined templates for fast programming Supports all CNC machine types and brands on the market - up to complex multi-channel MillTurn CNCs including Swiss-Type Certified post-processors which reliably generate the G-code – specially tailored to customer requirements Easy to learn and to use Fast programming for Maximum Productivity Advanced collision control and machine preview shows the complete machine kinematics during programming

www solidcam com 5 STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR STAR AMAZING TECHNICAL SUPPORT – WORLDWIDE SolidCAM employs a large team of very experienced technical staff, supporting customers and resellers in programming parts and customizing Post-Processors – all over the world In our technology centers all our Milling, Turning, Mill-Turn and Additive technologies are thoroughly checked and can be demonstrated live on our latest CNC machines Customers, resellers, technology partners and participants of our trainings all benefit from this practical experience Online-Support System with Live-Support-Chat Faster from the CAD model to the finished workpiece. We live this motto in technical support and in our technology centers – day after day! The SolidCAM crew is the best in the business. Of all the CAM software I have owned, this is far and above all others. The support is top notch. They constantly tell you to "Just call us" if you are stuck, or have a question. Others make you submit a ticket, and they will get back to you. SolidCAM answers the phone! Randy Knight | Knight Design LLC SolidCAM's seamless integration into Solidworks makes it a very intuitive CAD/ CAM system. Coupled with SolidCAM's excellent, and responsive, customer service, this software package is both easy to use and very powerful. The iMachining system in SolidCAM is outstanding and delivers everything that is promised. Brian Mugavero | National Manufacturing SolidCAM so far has been not only the easiest learning curve, but one of the most powerful pieces of CAM software I've used. Could I do all of the same things in other software? Yes, but not as easy and the fact that in under six months I can do more in SolidCAM than anything else, that's saying a lot since I come from some big CAM players like ... Duncan Lewis | Halcyon MFG Inc. All SolidCAM support and application engineers have a strong technical background as well as CNC and manufacturing experience. Modern technology and training centers enable us to test, demonstrate and train latest CNC, CAM and Additive technologies. SolidCAM – The Future of CAM

SolidCAM – Overview 6 ABOUT SOLIDCAM With close to 40 years of experience in the development and support of SolidCAM, we have created the most powerful CAM solution that takes your CNC machines to maximum productivity Founded in 1984, SolidCAM's strategy of integrating with the most popular CAD systems has created tremendous growth and established SolidCAM as the ultimate solution for integrated CAM systems SolidCAM's Add-ins for SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge and Inventor provide seamless, single-window integration and full associativity to their design models OUR MISSION In today's world of manufacturing, productivity counts, and every CNC-machine must be utilized to the maximum SolidCAM provides the ability to drive CNC machines in the most efficient and productive way In 2011, we launched the revolutionary iMachining, taking the machining industry to a new level Still today, the patented iMachining technology offeres tens of thousands of users unique, amazing benefits, including more than 70% faster machining times and dramatically increased tool life In addition, iMachining's patented Technology Wizard guides machinists all over the world to perfect machining results on every single part SolidCAM is the perfect solution for multi-tasking machining needs, with the ultimate in programming flexibility and configurability With full channel synchronization, you can optimally program multi-turret THE SOLIDCAM ADVANTAGE ù Easiest-to-use CAM system with short learning curve ù Seamlessly integrated in SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge and Inventor, with extensive import of all common CAD data formats ù Patented iMachining – amazing and unique technology ù The leading integrated CAD/CAM solution that can control the most complex Mill-Turn & Swiss-Type CNC-machines ù SolidCAM supports Hybrid Manufacturing – combining 3D Metal printing with CNC Manufacturing and multi-spindle operations, then watch SolidCAM's simulation of your part being machined in multiple stages SolidCAM best supports Swiss-Type and MillTurn machines, including multi-channel synchronization SolidCAM's large customer base spans across all industries including aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical, optics, energy, mold making, prototyping, and more SolidCAM customers include Job Shops, medium size Engineering and Manufacturing companies, large Aerospace and Automotive companies as well as technical colleges and vocational institutions We believe that the perfect CAM solution involves both, the best software and the best support SolidCAM's technical and postprocessor support, appreciated by tens of thousands of our customers, is a core philosophy of our company and is routinely enhanced to provide maximum service to our customers ABOUT SOLIDCAM

7 ® SOLIDCAM TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS Our worldwide cooperation with a large number of leading suppliers of CNC machine tools, CNC controllers, cutting tools, tool holders, fixtures and clamping, as well as toolpath verification and tool data integrators, has great benefits for SolidCAM's large customer base For a more complete listing, please visit SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing

SolidCAM – Overview 8 With the single-window integration, all machining operations can be defined, calculated and verified without leaving the SOLIDWORKS assembly environment All 2D and 3D geometries used for machining are fully associative to the SOLIDWORKS design model If you make any changes to your SOLIDWORKS model, all of your CAM operations will be automatically updated SolidCAM + SOLIDWORKS is scalable for all CNC machine types and applications The integrated CAD/CAM Solution, is available from SolidCAM, as a bundle-package Major Benefits of SolidCAM seamlessly integrated in SOLIDWORKS: ù SOLIDWORKS look and feel through seamless single window integration – with full support for modern 4K displays ù Full associativity: toolpaths automatically update when the SOLIDWORKS model changes ù SolidCAM works in the SOLIDWORKS assembly mode to define fixtures, tooling and vices The complete, ‘Best-in-Class’ CAM Suite for Profitable CNC-Programming in SOLIDWORKS CAD INTEGRATION

www solidcam com 9 Customers rave about SolidCAM's integration in SOLIDWORKS Ɓ This approach shortens the learning curve for programmers, offers greater geometry editing and manipulation power to manufacturing and provides a common tool for supporting interaction between designers and machinists” Ɓ If changes are made on the manufacturing side, we capture them on both the design side and the manufacturing side because SOLIDWORKS and SolidCAM are fully associative” Ɓ The integrated approach facilitates discussion and resolution of manufacturing issues because everyone is working with the same model and modeler We communicate issues and features a lot better working with an integrated system” Ɓ The integrated approach has a lot of advantages, including saving time, accessing a single geometry file, and using the intelligence of our design data in a more efficient, systematic way” Ɓ SolidCAM is the Swiss pocket knife for machining With the modules for the 25D, 3D, simultaneous 5-axis machining and rotary milling, all daily machining tasks can be done quickly – from the complex drilling pattern to the most demanding 5-axis impeller Program the part, simulate and off you go on the machine The software delivers, what it has promised!” You Never Have to Leave the SOLIDWORKS Window! Ɓ Since loading the SolidCAM trial version integrated in SOLIDWORKS, I’ve been able to program complex parts and run them without concern The machine seems to run smoother than before, cutters last longer and confidence levels are high I am able to train others here to use SolidCAM with ease The software is pretty self-explanatory and the tutorials are easy to follow” Ɓ The tight integration with SOLIDWORKS makes my design-to-production life cycle easy and fast The SolidCAM support team is rock solid I do some pretty complex 4-axis production projects and SolidCAM handles them very nicely” SolidCAM – The Future of CAM

SolidCAM – Overview 10 Patented iMachining: “Truly Amazing” This is what customers, machine tool manufacturers and tooling companies alike say about iMachining The revolutionary iMachining CAM module, fully integrated in SOLIDWORKS, will make you and your CNC machines more profitable and more competitive than ever before Unique Technology Wizard SolidCAM’s iMachining has the exclusive patented iMachining Technology Wizard, the industry’s first and only Wizard that automatically calculates optimal cutting conditions for every segment of the iMachining toolpath The Wizard provides synchronized values of feed rate, spindle speed, axial depth of cut, cutting angles and chip thickness based on the mechanical properties of the workpiece and tool, while also taking into account the technical limits of the CNC machine The "iMachining level slider" lets the user choose from 8 selectable levels, to automatically adjust for “real-world” fixture, tool holding and machine conditions The slider makes it easy to overcome standard problems with spindle rigidity, fixture rigidity and cutting tool stability All SolidCAM customers worldwide, who use iMachining, are enjoying immense savings and have gained a real competitive advantage The Revolution in CNC Machining ù Increased productivity due to shorter cycles times - 70% savings and more! ù Dramatically increased tool life – 5 times and more ù Unmatched hard material machining ù Outstanding small tool performance ù 4-axis and Mill-Turn iMachining ù Automatic, optimal feeds and speeds ù High programming productivity ù Shortest learning curve in the CAM industry Imagine putting the Knowledge and Experience of Hundreds of CAM and CNC Masters in the Palm of Your Hand – Experience iMachining’s Exclusive Wizard & Toolpath! iMachining 2D

www solidcam com 11 Distinctive & Proprietary iMachining Toolpaths! Morphing Spirals – iMachining uses an advanced, patented morphing spiral that gradually conforms to the geometry of the feature being machined rather than a conventional offset toolpath This maximizes tool to stock contact or "tool in the cut" time Channels and Moats: Divide & Conquer – In order to most efficiently attack large areas of material removal as well as stand-alone islands, they are separated or subdivided into smaller sections using iMachining’s patented Moating technology This maximizes the continuous morphed spiral cutting Eliminate Wasted Time & Motion – iMachining toolpaths only cut the stock that needs to be removed, eliminating "air cuts" From the initial approach, right to the last cut, rest material tracking ensures every toolpath is always efficiently cutting material iRough, iRest, iFinish and Multi-tool Technologies ù Combined roughing, finishing and rest material functionality in one single job ù Multi-tool: Easily define and edit related jobs that use multiple tools, all from within a single interface Geometry and Levels are synchronized and rest material is tracked automatically ù iRough + iFinish: Optimized roughing and finishing in the same job with the same tool Ideal for prototyping and the machining of soft materials ù iFinish: Suitable for hard materials and precise machining with separate tool for finishing floors and walls ù Optimized rest roughing and bottom finishing of 25D features with various strategies ù Automatic recognition and removal of rest material remaining through the drill tip Most efficient iMachining Morphing Spirals toolpath Moating: Intelligent Division of Areas to maximize Morphed Spirals SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing

SolidCAM – Overview 12 iMachining 2D's Feature Recognition technology detects and defines the part machinable features by utilizing the solid model data, with minimal input from the user Feature Recognition Modes ù Faces: Smart Face technology builds chains by just the simple selection of faces Entire pocket features and their levels, which can consist of varying depths, are recognized automatically ù Chains: Machinable areas are recognized by chains in combination with the solid model data Perfect for features not having a floor face to select, such as when milling through pockets and side profiles ù Outside Feature Recognition: Machinable stock surrounding the target is recognized and its levels are detected automatically ù Chains without Feature Recognition: Option to use SolidCAM's standard chaining method, without iMachining's Recognition and Protection functionality Technology that simplifies the Geometry definition process by a remarkable extent Chains Recognition for Side Profiles Outside Feature Recognition Faces Recognition Chains Recognition for Through Pockets iMachining 2D WITH FEATURE RECOGNITION

www solidcam com 13 Recognition + Protection Taking into account the Stock/Updated Stock and Target models, iMachining 2D automatically: ù Detects and avoids part features that create undercut areas ù Detects and extends stock material in open pocket areas ù Detects rest material at every stage of the machining process ù Protects the solid geometries against cutting tool collisions Dynamic Display of Depths and iMachining Region iMachining generates and displays a preview of the machinable regions and their levels The machining geometry can have varying depths and its preview is dynamically updated on job editing, all of which can be visualized in the SOLIDWORKS Graphics Area Ɓ We discovered that SolidCAM reduced our NC programming time by half On our previous CAD/CAM system, we had to substantially edit G-codes to make the program 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, Alcon Components Ltd Ɓ 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, Dixons Surgical Instruments iMachining's Faces Recognition: Features that make undercut areas are handled with ease SolidCAM – The Future of CAM

SolidCAM – Overview 14 iMachining 3D provides amazing 3D machining results, regularly saving 70% in machining time, reaching up to 90% in many cases iMachining 3D automatically produces a complete, ready to run CNC program, with optimal cutting conditions, achieved by the expert knowledge-based Technology Wizard, to rough and rest rough an entire 3D part in a single operation iMachining 3D uses sophisticated analysis algorithms to determine the optimal order of its rough and rest rough toolpaths Combined with its unique local machining feature, full-depth Step down, intelligent Step-up and smart positioning, iMachining 3D achieves the shortest possible cycle time for roughing and semi-finishing of molds, complex 3D parts and 3D prismatic parts iMachining 3D provides a complete machining solution when combined with other SolidCAM technologies, such as 3D HSM for finishing molds and complex 3D parts or iMachining 2D for finishing 3D prismatic parts Utilizing Proven iMachining 2D & Technology Wizard Algorithms for Roughing and Semi-finishing of Molds, Complex 3D Parts and 3D Prismatic Parts iMachining 3D is a Must-Have! ù Quick solid geometry selection and automatic target model protection ù Optimized machining of each Z-Step, using proven iMachining 2D technology ù Deep roughing with the whole flute length, resulting in shorter cycle times and increased tool life ù Rest material machining in small upward steps, optimized for constant scallop height, further shortens cycle time ù Intelligent localized machining and optimal ordering eliminates retracts and long position moves, producing the shortest times in the industry ù A dynamically Updated Stock model and "Cut only the Rest material" mode eliminates all air cutting ù Toolpath automatically adjusts to avoid collisions between the tool holder and Updated Stock model, at every stage of the machining process iMachining 3D

www solidcam com 15 iMachining 3D for Prismatic Parts Programming times for prismatic parts are drastically reduced with iMachining 3D In a single operation, rough and rest rough an entire 3D prismatic part that includes any number of pockets and islands, without chaining or sketching a single contour With just the solid geometry and cutting tool as input, iMachining 3D calculates the rest - automatically and optimally Ɓ 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 Ɓ Growth at the company is continuing at a very healthy rate with an emphasis on lean manufacturing 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 machines" Dan Patrick, Big Bear Plastics SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing

SolidCAM – Overview 16 The most straightforward, easy-to-use interface, seamlessly integrated in SOLIDWORKS, combined with the latest toolpath technology, provides the fastest, most powerful and easiest to create 25D CNC Milling toolpaths Easily work on parts, assemblies, and sketch geometry to define your CNC machining operations Quickly place fixtures and components for full visualization Best of Both Worlds: Complete Interactive Control + Feature Recognition SolidCAM provides both interactive and automated 25D milling operations on SOLIDWORKS models Designed for both the novice and advanced user, SolidCAM offers the best of both worlds, with your choice of fully controlled selection of geometry, parameters and CNC programming strategies or Automated Pocket and Drill Recognition and machining with Feature Recognition Interactive 2.5D Mill Operations Besides the standard 25D milling profiling, pocketing and drilling operations, SolidCAM offers: ù Chain modification options (offsetting, trimming, extending etc), enabling changes to geometry without changing the CAD model ù Automatic rest material machining to cut the material remaining after using larger tools ù Chamfer machining using the same geometry defined in Profile and Pocket operations ù Thread Milling operation for machining of standard internal and external threads ù Variable levels of pockets and profiles in a single job ù Engraving of text on flat and wrapped faces and middle line engraving of a multi-line text ù Contour 3D operation drives the tool along a 3D curve, cutting the model at different depths ù Machining of geometry wrapped around rotation axes, by transforming movement from linear to rotary ù Special operation for machining of the side slots with undercut by a T-slot tool 2.5D MILLING

www solidcam com 17 Multi-Depth-Drilling This powerful Drilling operation gives you full control allowing you to customize your drilling operation at every step and every depth This is the perfect Drilling operation for Deep drilling and Cross hole dilling Drill Recognition Automatic recognition and grouping of holes from the solid model with option to modify resulting geometry A single Drill Recognition operation can machine groups of holes on varying levels and depths Pocket Recognition Takes SolidCAM‘s powerful pocketing operation to the next level, by automatically identifying all pockets on the CAD model All strategies and options of the standard Pocket operation are available, combined with variable levels and depths recognized from the model faces SolidCAM – The Future of CAM

SolidCAM – Overview 18 Advanced Pocket Recognition SolidCAM AFRM sets the new standards Instead of machining each individual pocket in a separate operation, all pockets, no matter whether they are open, closed, blind or through pockets, are being identified with their corresponding depth and Z-level and machined in one operation Full fixture protection in pocket, pocket recognition and 2D drilling allows you to machine your parts while protecting your fixtures ù All strategies and options of the standard pocket operation are available, combined with variable upper levels and depths recognized from the model faces User controls the choice of the Tool, Technology and Cutting Strategy ù Automatic recognition and machining of fillets on the pocket floor ù Automatic rest material recognition on each pocket ù The perfect tool for multi pocketed parts Chamfering and Deburring SolidCAM automatically recognizes all sharp edges where a chamfer can be applied The user only sets the depth of the chamfer, the cutting diameter of the tool and a safety offset SolidCAM’s chamfer recognition automatically avoids vertical walls and machines as much as possible, while protecting the part from collisions with the shank The option Dynamic Tool Diameter results in less wear and tear of the tool, which is particularly helpful with hard materials Drag & Drop Hole Wizard Process applied to a single hole feature Drag & Drop Hole Wizard Processes applied to the entire part AUTOMATIC FEATURE RECOGNITION & MACHINING

www solidcam com 19 Advanced Drill Recognition SolidCAM automatically identifies all drills on the solid model and generates the necessary CNC operations ù To select the drills to be machined, powerful filter tools such as diameter, Z-level or drill depth are available ù Spot drills can be generated on all drill positions, where the depth relates to the diameter of the drill tool being used SolidCAM’s Hole Wizard, with Drag & Drop Machine Processes SolidCAM’s Hole Wizard, with Drag & Drop Machine Processes optimizes the task of programming multiple operation for complex holes ù All holes in the CAD feature, including subordinate patterns are recognized ù All Geometry and Dimensional parameters of the CAD Feature are available for use in the machining process, including Hole Wizard tolerances ù Complex logic including conditional equations provides greater flexibility ù Simple, Counter Sunk, Counter Bored & Tapped hole sets are programmed with a single mouse click Drill features detection & Automatic Toolpath generation SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing

SolidCAM – Overview 20 SolidCAM's HSS is a high speed surface machining module for smooth and powerful machining of localized surface areas in the part, including undercuts It provides easy selection of the surfaces to be machined, eliminating the need to define boundaries It supports both standard and shaped tools Total Tool Control to Machine Only the Areas You Choose HSS is the CAM module that takes your 25D machining far beyond profiles, pockets and faces, providing a 3D machining capability by driving along specific surfaces on prismatic and 3D parts The HSS toolpath is focused on single or multiple surfaces and excels in creating a flowing toolpath on a group of surfaces that form a complex 3D shape, eg fillets Experience total tool control to machine only areas you choose, without the need for constraint boundaries or construction geometry Powerful Surface Machining Strategies for Smooth, GougeFree & Optimal Toolpaths SolidCAM's HSS Module provides numerous surface machining strategies, that produce an efficient, smooth, gouge-free and optimal toolpaths to finish the selected surfaces HSS provides special toolpath linking options, generating smooth and tangential lead-ins and lead-outs The linking moves between the toolpaths can be controlled by the user to avoid holes and slots, without the need to modify the model’s surface Retracts can be performed to any major plane HSS HIGH-SPEED SURFACE MACHINING

www solidcam com 21 Advanced Gouge Control for Holder, Arbor and Tool Complete collision control is available for Holder, Arbor and Tool Adjoining Check surfaces that are to be avoided can be selected Several retract strategies are available under full user control Important Module for Every Machine Shop The advantages of SolidCAM's HSS module translate into significantly increased surface quality The HSS module is an important and valuable add-on for every machine shop for the machining of all types of parts Advanced Linking Total freedom to control tool entry and tool exit motion, no surface modifications needed Toolpaths can be extended or trimmed, gaps and holes can be jumped and you can choose from multiple lead-in/lead-out options Handling Undercut in HSS Use Tapered, Lollipop, or T-Slot tools for undercuts or geometry that is difficult to cut Linear High Speed Finishing toolpath on selected surface SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing

SolidCAM – Overview 22 A common scene in any machine shop today is that 4- and 5-axis CNC machines are increasing production, providing faster cycle times SolidCAM provides an effective and easy way to program on multiple sides of a part Moreover, SolidCAM excels in indexial 4/5-axis machining Easiest Definition of Coordinate Systems for Indexial 5-Axes! Tired of dealing with construction views, copying models, and rotating them in space for new alignments? Do you still copy and transform geometry to separate layers for indexial programming? Experience single machine home position, with One-click orientations for indexed setups – SolidCAM speeds up multisided machining by eliminating multiple coordinate system constructions Define a Coordinate System on the fly by simply picking a face, and continue programming your part ù SolidCAM’s “select a face and machine” feature offers the fastest approach to indexial programming ù Our coordinate system manager keeps track of all necessary data for each tool orientation ù SolidVerify simulation displays tool holders and fixtures, alongside material removal for all machining operations INDEXIAL 4/5-AXIS MILLING

www solidcam com 23 functions, SolidCAM’s post processors are built to utilize these internal CNC functions If your machine lacks such functions, you can input the part location within SolidCAM and the G-code will automatically handle all of the transformations for each rotation Our approach to indexial milling is straightforward: from software to G-code we make the process for indexial milling as seamless as single-sided milling No specialized functions or software tricks are required to machine multi-sided parts – it just works! Efficient, Edit-Free G-Code for Multi-Axis Machines SolidCAM offers multiple options to get efficient G-code for multi-axis machines SolidCAM‘s post processor can be configured to handle all rotations and work offset shifts, eliminating the need for setting up multiple work offsets at the machine Whether your controller can calculate part rotations internally or it needs the post processor to handle rotations, SolidCAM has you covered For controllers with advanced plane rotation or coordinate rotation SolidCAM – The Future of CAM

SolidCAM – Overview 24 SolidCAM's High-Speed Machining (HSM) offers unique machining and linking strategies for 3D high-speed toolpaths It smoothens the paths of both cutting moves and retracts, wherever possible, to maintain a continuous machine tool motion – an essential requirement for maintaining higher feed rates and eliminating dwelling ù 3D machining taken to an entirely new level of smoothness, efficiency and smart machining ù The finest toolpaths available anywhere for complex 3D parts, aerospace parts, molds, tools and dies HSR – High Speed Roughing SolidCAM HSR provides powerful high-speed roughing strategies including: HM roughing, contour, hatch, hybrid rib-roughing, and rest roughing High Speed Finishing With SolidCAM’s HSM module, retracts to high Z levels are kept to a minimum Angles are smoothed with arcs wherever possible, ensuring that retractions never exceed what is necessary This minimizes air cutting and machining time ù Efficient and smooth toolpath that translates to increased surface quality, reduced wear on your tools and a longer life for your machine tools ù High Speed Machining is a must in today‘s machine shops to meet demands for ever-shorter lead and production times, lower costs and improved quality HSR & HSM | 3D HIGH SPEED MACHINING

www solidcam com 25 SolidCAM's HSM module features several enhancements to CAM technology that make high speed operations possible, eg avoiding sharp angles in the toolpath and generating smooth and tangential lead-ins and lead-outs ù Tool stays in contact with the material as much as possible, reducing non-machining moves ù Working area can be precisely controlled using a comprehensive set of options, including silhouette boundaries, cutter contact area boundaries, shallow area boundaries, rest area boundaries ù HSR/HSM toolpaths can be edited after toolpath creation using working areas, Z-level limits or a combination of both to control cutting moves or to exclude specific areas from machining 3D Machining to the Highest Level SolidCAM's HSM module is a powerful solution for all users who demand advanced High-Speed Machining capabilities It can also be used to improve the productivity of older CNCs with reduced air cutting and smoothing arcs thus maintaining continuous tool motion Let us show you how HSM takes 3D Machining performance to the highest level – all with your current machines SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing

SolidCAM – Overview 26 SolidCAM's THSR and THSM SolidCAM’s Turbo 3D HSR (THSR) and Turbo 3D HSM (THSM) are powerful High Speed Roughing (HSR) and High Speed Machining (HSM) modules for much faster calculations than the regular HSR / HSM modules THSR and THSM offer unique machining and linking strategies for generating high-speed toolpaths The 3-Axis calculation engine recalculates the toolpath at lightning speeds Its 64-bit architecture completely utilizes all the cores for toolpath calculations The current THSR strategies (Hatch, Contour, and Rest) remove large volume of excess material rapidly and leave a small amount of stock for semi-finishing and finishing strategies The biggest advantage of these strategies is that the toolpath contours are always collision free while machining ù Extremely fast calculation and generation of toolpaths ù Fewer options – quicker definition of High-Speed Machining jobs ù Advanced gouge checking strategies ù Most efficient, collision free toolpath Auto 3+2 High Speed Roughing Hybrid High Speed Roughing with 5X-transitions between THSR Jobs SolidCAM’s Auto 3+2 THSR Hatch and Contour technologies detect and process undercut areas in the specified range of processing angles The functionalities of these technologies remain mainly the same as Turbo 3D HSR with an added advantage of Auto 3+2 Axis support The Auto 3+2 module is useful to efficiently machine undercut areas and gaining increased access from a single direction It minimizes the number of operations with different machining directions TURBO HSR & TURBO HSM

www solidcam com 27 Geodesic Machining SolidCAM’s Geodesic Machining enables machining of complex 3D Shapes (Solid Model & Surface Groups) with a toolpath that has constant stepover and undercut areas This module generates a pattern of toolpath with measurable constant step over The stepover remains constant even on steep and shallow walls as it machines different surfaces or an entire model SolidCAM uses a global distance field without a fixed direction Typically, a stepover is calculated with reference to a vector direction, but in Geodesic Machining global distance and a stepover are used without a fixed direction ù Various toolpath patterns available ù Constant 3D distance between consecutive cuts ù Works effectively even in undercut situations ù Utilizes single entry and exit move Excellent surface finish of 0.4 µm with SolidCAM HSM strategies SolidCAM – The Future of CAM

SolidCAM – Overview 28 Circular-segment cutters with barrel-, oval- and tapered geometry are being supported in SolidCAM Benefit from the most tested and proven 5-Axis machining toolpaths in the industry, with a user-friendly interface, collision checking and the most advanced control over all aspects of the toolpath: ù Wide variety of Simultaneous 5X cutting strategies ù Flow line cutting that produces a toolpath following the natural shape of the component ù Multi-surface finish machining keeps the tool normal to the surface (or with specified lead and lag) to achieve a smooth surface finish ù Advanced tool tilting control including direct control over side tilting and lead/lag angles ù Automatic collision avoidance strategies that assess each part of both the tool and holder ù Multi-axis rest roughing efficiently removes the remaining material of the larger cutter diameter used previously ù Realistic full 3D machine simulation offering comprehensive collision and axis limits checking Flexibility and Control Each 5-Axis machining strategy provides sophisticated options for approach/link control and tool axis control Link and approach moves are fully gouge protected and different strategies may be used depending on the distance of the link move SolidCAM also provides options for control over lead/lag and side tilt angles to give complete control over the final toolpath Collision Avoidance for Tool and Holder Collision avoidance is supported for both the tool and holder, and a range of strategies is offered for avoiding collisions The Machine Simulation provides complete visualization of the gouge checking Impeller Manufacturing SIMULTANEOUS 5-AXIS MILLING

www solidcam com 29 Multiblade Machining The Multiblade machining operation easily handles impellers and bladed disks, with multiple strategies to efficiently rough and finish each part of these complex shapes, which are being used in many industries Port Machining With this 5X operation you can machine intake and exhaust ducts as well as inlets or outlets of pumps, in castings or steel blocks with tapered lollipop tools Roughing and finishing operations can be quickly and easily defined and reliably simulated with complete collision control for the entire tool and holder Contour 5-Axis Machining The Contour 5-Axis machining strategy tilts the tool along a chained 3D profile drive curve, while aligning the tool axis according to defined tilt lines, making it ideal for generating 5-axis toolpath for deburring and trimming SWARF Machining With SWARF machining, the tool is tilted over to cut with its lateral surface SWARF cutting utilizes the entire cutting length of the tool, resulting in better surface quality and shorter machining time Multi-Axis Drilling The Multi-Axis Drilling operation uses SolidCAM’s automatic hole recognition and then performs drilling, tapping or boring cycles, at any hole direction, easily and quickly All the advanced linking, tilting and collision avoidance strategies are available in this operation Convert HSM to Sim. 5-Axis The Convert HSM to Sim 5-Axis milling operation converts HSM 3D toolpaths to full 5-Axis collision-protected toolpaths This maintains optimum contact point between the tool and the part, enabling the use of shorter tools for more stability and rigidity Screw Machining This operation generates 4-Axis rotary roughing and finishing toolpath for screws using bull nose, ball nose or flat end mills SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing

SolidCAM – Overview 30 Simultaneous 5X Edge Breaking After machining a CAM part, a burr can sometimes be found that have straight edges or non-tangent outer surface topologies This occurs when the tool chips the metal off the edge, potentially comprimising the functionality of the part, endangering the user due to its razor-sharp nature Removing it is the best option SolidCAM's Edge Breaking operation creates a deburring toolpath on the outer edges of a part geometry The position of the tool relative to the edge is always the bi-vector between the two surfaces of that edge ù Enables creation of a fully automatic toolpath by just selecting the part geometry ù Additional features include Automatic Feature Detection, Linking, Lead-In and Collision avoidance ù Ball mill cutters and quality geometry input (mesh) are required for the detection feature to work properly Simultaneous 5X Edge Trimming SolidCAM's Edge Trimming operation efficiently machines parts that require edge trimming to get their final shape This operation uses a highly automated algorithm to create a toolpath to trim the edge thin materials ù Designed for the edge trimming of thin materials ù Position of the tool relative to the geometry can be defined by various options from only a 3-axis output to a more complex 5-axis output with different tool axis orientation options ù Axial shift enables the tool to be engaged with a certain value into the material ù Edge trimming can be automated or user defined, and offers a variety of corner handling functions to create a seamless toolpath SIMULTANEOUS 5-AXIS MILLING

www solidcam com 31 2 3 1 Drag & Drop Templates One of the most intuitive and fastest ways of programming a part is to use SolidCAM´s Drag & Drop templates These are ready-made templates that you can drag directly onto surfaces and holes The templates can be created by the user directly from existing jobs and can be flexibly adapted at any time in a clearly structured database Drag & Drop is available in a wide span of SolidCAM´s operations including 2,5D, iMachining, HSS, HSM etc Grab operation template from template directory Drag the template to the face to be machined A new Operation is added to the CAM Manager operation tree and the toolpath will be calculated The new "Drag to Surface" function will create operations for all holes with the same coordinate system alignments. DRAG & DROP AUTOMATION

SolidCAM – Overview 32 Probing & Measuring Made Easy Solid Probe is the SolidCAM module that provides capabilities for Home definition and On-Machine Verification, using probes on the CNC machine, to do setup and control the quality of machined parts Full visualization of all the probe movements, provided by SolidCAM Machine Simulation, enables you to avoid any potential damage to the Probe tool Combined Probe and Machining Operations Machining operations and Probe operations are intermixed in the SolidCAM CAM manager and can use the same geometries on the solid CAD model When the solid model is changed, both the machining and probe operations can be automatically synchronized to the change Solid Probe is a Must for Every Machinist using Probes: ù Easy Home definition ù On-Machine Verification ù Tool Presetter support ù Easy geometry selection on solid model ù Supports a wide range of probe cycles ù Visualization of all the Probe tool movements ù Support of different Probe controllers SOLID PROBE

www solidcam com 33 Home Definition Solid Probe provides an easy solution for home setting, using 16 different cycles, to easily define home positions, replacing manual setup procedures Preview of Cycle Movements Solid Probe uses the same geometry as the 25D milling operations Full control over tolerances, different sorting options and preview of cycle movements are provided On-Machine Verification Solid Probe cycles are used for measuring machined surfaces, without transferring the part to a CMM machine – the part can be inspected on the CNC machine itself Tool Presetter Support Solid Probe includes Tool Presetter support to check your milling and turning tools, between Machining operations and tool change events It also provides tool breakage detection for continuous and safe machining SolidCAM – The Future of CAM

SolidCAM – Overview 34 A ù SolidCAM provides a comprehensive turning package with powerful toolpaths and techniques for fast and efficient turning with fixture and holder protection ù SolidCAM produces advanced rough and finish profile turning, together with support for facing, grooving, threading and drilling cycles ù Turning geometries and profile can be generated very quickly, easily adopted or modified for production ù The Machine Preview allows you to interactively, in machine environment, check and verify your setup and machine position, at every stage of the toolpath, minimizing programming and setup errors ù SolidCAM turning supports the widest range of machine tools, including 2-Axis lathes, multi-turret configurations with or without sub-spindles ù Custom turning inserts, shape inserts with multiple cutting edges can be used [A] SolidCAM Module for Fast and Efficient Turning TURNING

www solidcam com 35 B C D Updated Stock SolidCAM has the ability to keep the stock updated live within the operations tree Updated stock is supported from the most basic 2-Axis Turning Center, right through to a CYB Multi-turret, Sub-spindle Mill-Turn CNC-Machine On a Sub-spindle Turning Center, when a component is transferred from the main to the sub-spindle, the Updated stock model is transferred with it Any subsequent machining on the sub-spindle will detect the stock in the state that it left the main spindle, ultimately providing the most efficient machining sequence possible ù Balanced Roughing: two turning tools working simultaneously, or in trailing mode, to perform roughing turning of long and large parts ù Angled Grooving: performs internal or external inclined grooves, at any defined angle ù Manual Turning: performs turning according to userdefined geometry, regardless of stock and target ù A new Trochoidal toolpath of round grooving tools for increased efficiency [B] ù 4th Axis Simultaneous Turning: performs machining of curved profile using the B-axis tilting capabilities of the tool, in order to machine undercut areas in a single machining step [C] ù Drive Unit Sharing: two tools working simultaneously while single Drive Unit (spindle) rotates with the same RPM's and direction [D] Advanced Turning Capabilities SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing

SolidCAM – Overview 36 Complete Solution for Advanced Multi-Turret/Spindle MillTurn and Swiss-Type Machines Modern Multi-Axis machining centers are designed to combine as many milling and turning operations as possible to manufacture workpieces at maximum productivity Manual CNC programming of sophisticated parts on complex machines, directly at the machine controller is – if at all humanly possible – unproductive, error-prone and expensive TURNING OPERATIONS MILLING OPERATIONS Manual Face Grooving Drilling Turning Threading Angled Grooving Balanced Roughing Trochoidal Turning 2D iMachining Face Pocket Drill Profile Contour 3D Slot / T-Slot Threading Multi-Depth Drilling Translated Surface 3D iMachining HSR / HSM / HSS Engraving Sim 5X Blade Machining Screw Machining Rotary Machining Multiaxis Drilling .. and many more! HAAS ST-30Y MACHINING CENTER MILL-TURN | SWISS-TYPE

www solidcam com 37 Integrated. Easy-to-Use. Complete. Short Cycle Times. Maximum Productivity. Within the SolidCAM user interface, seamlessly integrated into your SOLIDWORKS or Autodesk Inventor CAD, you program milling and turning operations on main and back spindles, control turrets, tailstocks, steady rests and linear tool carriers Milling operations include the unique and patented iMachining technology available only from SolidCAM Easy-to-use Channel Synchronization Manager guides you through the order of operations, shows clashes and assist you to avoid them It is perfect for synchronizing and optimizing all your machining operations for maximum production output SolidCAM can control unlimited number of channels and supports any amount of machine functions and cutting modes QUICKTECH T8HY MACHINING CENTER SolidCAM – The Future of CAM

SolidCAM – Overview 38 SolidCAM supports the most complex CNCs with unlimited number of axes and channels We are constantly adding MillTurn and Swiss-Type machines with various configurations to our machine tool database SolidCAM's Advanced Machine Simulation shows the complete kinematics and all machine elements, providing full tool-path simulation and verification for all your machining operations Speed Up Your Complex CNC-Machines Chiron FZ08MT DMG Mori Seiki NTX2000 in Machine Simulation Mazak Integrex i-400S Doosan SMX2600SX Tsugami B0326E-II Citizen D25 Swiss ST 28 STAR SB20-R type G INDEX G200 STAR SR38-TYPE B SWISS-TYPE MACHINE MILL-TURN | SWISS-TYPE

www solidcam com 39 SolidCAM supports three different superimposition modes. A pair of axes can be superimposed one to another, where the slave one follows the master one. For applicable Mill-Turn machines, SolidCAM will automatically detect this mode. Reduce machining time by sharing axes and drive units. Synchronize your milling/turning operations, on different turrets, on the same table device, under specific conditions. The Channel Synchronization's clash engine displays any issue with logical comments. The intelligent system holds the logic and checks the possibilities of the synchronization taking into account the complete machine kinematics. SolidCAM always keeps the stock updated live, within the operations tree, to optimize the tool-path, avoid air-cutting and to achieve minimal cycle time When the workpiece is transferred from the main to the sub-spindle, the updated stock model is also transferred to the new position Any subsequent machining on the sub-spindle will detect the stock in the state that it left the main spindle, ultimately providing the most efficient machining CITIZEN L20E-M12 SWISS-TYPE MACHINE Advanced Rest Material Handling SolidCAM – The Solid Platform for Manufacturing