Noida, India—HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, recently announced a CAMWorks partnership with CIMTechnology LLC, a leading provider of wire EDM software. As part of the agreement, CIMTechnology’s Wire EDM programming software will be exclusive to CAMWorks. This will provide CAMWorks users access to more advanced wire EDM programming functionality for precise and intricate part cutting, according to the companies.
The partnership with CAMWorks and CIMTechnology will allow customers of both companies access to a culmination of technology and a wider range of CNC programming options, according to the companies.
CIMTechnology has specialized in wire EDM for more than 30 years. Its wire EDM technology was previously sold through OEM partners as stand-alone systems or as technology added to current programming systems. In the 1990s, CIMTechnology established its business by writing and selling the Impact CAD/CAM System for wire EDM through Sodick, as well as developing Brother's PC-based conversational programming system for its drilling and tapping centers.
CAMWorks products include a range of milling and lathe solutions, in addition to wire EDM. Technologies such as feature-based programming, knowledge-based machining and TechDB allow users to automate their CAD/CAM functions. CAMWorks is also fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS, which means that users can work within the familiar user interface of SOLIDWORKS as they program the CNC code for their parts, according to CAMWorks.