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Cimatron and Atometric Partner to Deliver Advanced Micro-Machining Capabilities
Date: Jan 18, 2011
Source: PR Newswire

Featured firm in this article: Atometric Inc of Rockford, IL

Cimatron's micro-milling software enables toolmakers to maximize the efficiency and accuracy advantages of Atometric's micro-machining centers

NOVI, Mich., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cimatron Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Cimatron Limited (Nasdaq: CIMT), a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts, has signed a partnership and distribution agreement with Atometric Inc., a provider of CNC micro-machining centers and contract micro-machining solutions.

As part of the collaborative relationship between the two companies, Cimatron has developed custom post-processors for Atometric's machines. In addition, Atometric is now authorized to bundle CimatronE with its micro-machining centers as well as use the software in its micro-machining contract manufacturing operations.

Cimatron Micro-Milling Software
The Cimatron micro-milling software enables efficient milling of jobs, using very small tools and working at tolerances as tight as 0.0001 mm, and using cutting tools as small as 10 micron (.00039"). Featuring exceptionally precise calculation of remaining stock that is accurate enough for micro-scale parts, the software enables the creation of safe and highly efficient micro-machining toolpaths, supporting high spindle speeds while producing superb surface quality. In addition, the Cimatron software enables toolmakers and manufacturers to take full advantage of 5-Axis capabilities to machine complex parts in the micro-milling environment.

Atometric's Micro-Precision Machining

Atometric delivers sub-micro precision machining centers that are factory-rugged, yet operable in an office, and range from 3-Axis to 4- and 5-Axis machines. Atometric's machines support spindle speeds of up to 200,000 rpm and feature an automatic tool changer with up to 35 tools per cartridge, maximizing productivity and minimizing idle time. The result is an efficient manufacturing solution suitable to a wide range of micro-machining applications and a variety of materials, including:

Implantable devices machined in titanium and zirconia ceramics
Stainless steel surgical components produced in a single setting
Tool steel micro-mold machining
EDM electrodes with complex blended curves machined in copper and graphite
Bio-individual zirconia implantable devices with a steel or aluminum support structure built on the same machine

Stepping Up to the Micro-Manufacturing Opportunity

"Micro-milling is one of the most promising frontiers in manufacturing these days, opening up great opportunities for companies that are able to master the technology," said Ira Bareket , Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cimatron. "Being the first vendor to bring to market a specialized NC application for the milling of micro-components, we are excited to partner with a company such as Atometric that is entirely focused on delivering advanced micro-machining solutions."

"Producing high-quality micro-parts demands a combination of micro-precision machines and software. Cimatron's micro-milling software has a demonstrable advantage in accuracy and speed compared to other leading software packages we have worked with," said Atometric's President, Thomas Lindem . "The Cimatron software helps our customers achieve the full capabilities of the Atometric machines. Together, Cimatron and Atometric will be able to help more customers step up to the requirements of micro-manufacturing."

For more information about Cimatron's and Atometric's Micro-machining solutions, please contact or

About Cimatron

With over 28 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles and ultimately shorten product delivery time.

The Cimatron product line includes the CimatronE and GibbsCAM brands with solutions for mold design, die design, electrodes design, 2.5 to 5 axes milling, wire EDM, turn, Mill-turn, rotary milling, multi-task machining, and tombstone machining. Cimatron's subsidiaries and extensive distribution network serve and support customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics, electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.

Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit Cimatron's web site at:

About Atometric
Atometric incorporated in 2003 by career macro machine tool designers for the purpose of creating appropriately scaled production micro machining centers. The Atometric team, used to building huge machining systems, knew that controlling micron level tolerances is best done with stiff structures scaled to the task.
Atometric's product line of micro machining centers provide a 100 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm 5-axis contouring work envelop in a machine within a 1 m x 1 m footprint, drawing less than 1 kW power. The fifth generation product platform, new for 2011, can be packaged in three, four, or five axis configurations, with full contouring machining, sub-micron positioning, 2G acceleration, and high speed turn milling capability. Systems are backed by Atometric's extensive micro machining processing capability.