SolidCAM UK once again held a successful Learn and Lunch Workshop last month, from its Technology Centre based in Dodworth, Barnsley.
The Workshops were introduced in line with consumer demand and feedback, which highlighted a need for a more ‘practical’, ‘hands-on’, ‘shop-floor’ experience for enquiring engineers. The Workshops, which SolidCAM UK ensure have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, allow partners and engineers to network, discuss and witness first-hand the latest technological advancements available in the manufacturing sector. The hassle-free setting is supported by breakfast and lunch being provided so that attendees can drop in and out as they please.
Gordon Drysdale, Managing Director at SolidCAM UK says, “Many of our customers use premium and expensive materials and demand absolute accuracy in production. With SolidCAM, we can offer the reliability, productivity and cost reductions essential for success, and demonstrating these factors in a ‘shop-floor’ environment gives our customers’ the confidence to invest.”
SolidCAM UK opened the Technology Centre in 2018 to stay ahead in what they describe as a competitive and fast moving marketplace, by ensuring the latest technologies are tested and proven out in-house. Therefore customers benefit from industry tested methods, and just as importantly, knowledge that they are used with the ‘right’ tooling and work-holding for the very best advice with their collective partners.
“With the modern day demands that are put on companies and staff, time is now even more valuable. Working alongside partners such as SolidCAM UK offers customers the chance to get a complete solution under one roof,” Steve Hardwidge, SCHUNK Intec Ltd.
Leading, distinguished partners were invited to attend and exhibit their products and services in order to provide customers with a total solution for their manufacturing needs, all under one roof. Romi Machines UK showcased their CNC machining capabilities, Quickgrind and MSC Industrial advised upon cutting tools options, SCHUNK Intec guided attendees with work-holding possibilities, CG Tech demonstrated CNC simulation ideas, and Blum-Novotest presented in-process inspection concepts.
“An excellent day, well organised, ran seamlessly between demos and presentations, and well attended by the right type of client. Quickgrind will gladly support any other up and coming SolidCAM events,” Graeme Hogg, Technical Support Manager, Quickgrind.
Live cutting demonstrations were run throughout the event using a Romi D-800 VMC and a Romi GL 240M, so that attendees could see the powerful full-suite of SolidCAM CAD/CAM including the patented, revolutionary and unique iMachining technology.
“These events get better and better. With higher attendances and various technical partners performing high quality seminars covering up-to-the-minute industry innovations, we can all see a tangible benefit to a collective effort.
These events are just one of the reasons Romi have agreed to install a simultaneous 5 axis machine (DCM 620-5X) at SolidCAM’s technology centre, scheduled for delivery early in the new year,” John Hawkins, Regional Sales Manager, Romi Machines UK Ltd.
Watching the live cutting demonstrations, attendees witnessed the immense CNC machining time savings, of more than 70%, using SolidCAM’s iMachining technology. The exclusive technology is well-known for extending tool life dramatically, and its Technology Wizard provides a reliable partner, automatically determining speeds and feeds and other machining parameters. iMachining provides unprecedented savings and increased efficiency for CNC milling operations, translating into profits and success.
“All of SolidCAM customers worldwide, who have invested in iMachining, are enjoying these immense savings! SolidCAM continues to push the CAM boundaries and we enjoy introducing the next generation of users to our unique product,” added Gordon Drysdale, SolidCAM UK.
The events are often attended by customers that are completely new to CNC machining, therefore the Training Room offers a ‘classroom’ environment where expert application engineers can present training options, and advice. The practical setting gives them direct experience of taking code to a CNC machine.
“CGTech UK always enjoy supporting SolidCAM events, as they are well attended by existing and new customers. The format works for customers and partners alike. The event in November was as always great to part of, with some good conversations and demonstrations,” Tim Mitchell, Sales Engineer, CG Tech (Vericut).
Attendees are offered the opportunity to bring along their own material, so that SolidCAM UK, along with their partners, can offer the best solution to complete a project in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. Often these customers want to test new technology, but do not have the spare capacity in-house to do so, due to production constraints. Attendees are always grateful for the extra time given during and after events to ensure that they leave with the best solution.
“It was great to see so many engaging people attending and a fantastic opportunity to have some really good conversations about how our In-CNC machine tool measuring systems for the workpiece and cutting tool can increase productivity, reduce wastage and be a key part of the Automation process. We were proud to be a part of the event which showcased the great work that is being done within the Manufacturing Sector in the UK,” Paul Hodgkinson, Technical Sales Engineer, Blum-Novotest Ltd.
SolidCAM UK are looking forward to planning many more Learn and Lunch Workshops throughout 2020.
To register your interest to attend one of our next Learn and Lunch Workshops, please register below: