InventorCAM at Autodesk University 2012

SolidCAM brings Revolutionary iMachining 3D, Legendary guitarist Gordon van Ekstrom and a Hurco CNC mill to rock the crowd at Autodesk University 2012

Las Vegas, NV - December 5th, 2012 - SolidCAM Inc. with its InventorCAM product, along with partners Gordon van Ekstrom from GDK industries and Hurco Machine Tools, brought CNC manufacturing innovation to life in an unprecedented display at the 2012 Autodesk University show in Las Vegas from September November 27-29, 2012. Autodesk University is an annual conference aimed at Autodesk users to increase their knowledge about products they already use - they learn about new features, tools, and technologies that might benefit them and their company. The end goal is for these users to improve their problem-solving skills and help their company reduce costs and get to market faster.

This year the crowd of 8,000 plus attendees saw the amazing capabilities of InventorCAM’s iMachining, powering a Hurco CNC machine tool.  This was the first time that an industrial CNC mill was featured at Autodesk University and the constant crowd around the machine showed that attendees have major interest in bringing their designs to production. Rock Legend Gordon van Ekstrom was also on hand to explain how he uses old school artistry combined with the latest in technology to create some of the finest electric guitars in the industry today.  His "flying guitar" display attracted designers as well as musicians as he not only showed  how he uses Inventor and InventorCAM  to design and manufacture his guitars, he also encouraged other guitarists to try out his unique "multi-voice" guitars.

Emil Somekh, founder and CEO of SolidCAM explained, "The seamless integration of InventorCAM in Inventor, in additions to our incredibly powerful  iMachining technology that revolutionizes machining, must be seen to be believed - so our goal was to bring live cutting on a CNC machine to Autodesk University, along with an exceptionally interesting case study and strong partners like Hurco and Gordon van Ekstrom.  Gordon brought the advantages of using InventorCAM right inside Inventor to program his CNC's to life.  His guitars are amazing and his dedication to only using the finest production methods is truly inspiring.  In terms of showing live machining, our partnership with Hurco also proved very successful, drawing huge crowds every time the live cutting on the Hurco machine was shown.  People packed the booth, seeing and finally believing, the magic of iMachining 3D".

Shaun Mymudes, SolidCAM's Chief Operations Officer participated in a roundtable discussion on the future of CNC machining. "It was exciting to be on a panel with noted experts in the CAM field like Bill Gibbs of GibbsCAM, Anthony Graves of Autodesk and Gary Wassel of Vero/EdgeCAM. Bill, Anthony and Gary were truly engaging as we discussed our industry and the moderator, Carl White of Autodesk, kept the pace and topics in perfect synch."

The SolidCAM booth and Gordon's stand were manned by experienced SolidCAM sales, technical and demonstration staff and was one of the busiest sections of the show. The amazing "flying guitar" display, in addition to the steady stream of extremely talented guest guitarists, were the perfect complement for the CNC Machine and InventorCAM individual demonstrations. 

"We really appreciated the cooperation of Autodesk in setting up our displays for this year's show", commented Shaun Mymudes, "and we look forward to next year to bring even more of the CNC machining experience with Inventor and InventorCAM to next year's show".