Machining Solutions

Machining Solutions

Subtractive manufacturing techniques are widely recognised as subtractive fabrication involving the cutting of solid blocks of material. Utilising Autodesk’s advanced manufacturing products users can venture into a world of precise machine and tooling techniques that rival none. With the use of high performing, efficient and programable products users have the confidence and reliability that will aid reduction in waste and boost productivity overall.

If any of these challenges resonate with you or are areas of concern in your current manufacturing processes,  Symetri can help you to make informed decisions as to the available solutions to suit your needs.

  • Manually operating CNC machines
  • Skill shortage
  • High scrappage levels
  • No connection between design and manufacturing
  • Competition can deliver quickly and at a lower cost
  • Working with a variety of CAD models from different CAD systems
  • Customer designs that cannot be manufactured
  • Converting scan data into 3D models

Benefits of Machining Solutions

Produce quality-controlled products with high tolerances

Create prototype products and automate machine toolpaths

Integrate CAD, CAM and CAE to boost productivity

Automate workflows from design to numeric code

Collaborate using cloud technology


With the use of prototype 3D modelling combined with manufacturing techniques inside Autodesk’s CAM software users will have a fully loaded CAD/CAM solution.

CAD/CAM solutions range from 2, 3, 4 and 5 axis machining with integrated design, simulation and collaboration tools.

CAM/CNC Programming

Autodesk provides automated CAM software with CNC programming. Program faster with automatic recognition tools based around the scan and identification of features. Intelligent and consist of programming with collision avoidance of regions and work holdings.

Supporting 2, 3, 4 and 5 axis machining – milling, turning, mill-turn, swiss lathe and wire EDM.

Complex machining, programming, simulation and verification are tasks performed by Autodesk’s expert high speed 5 axis machining software.

Rapid calculation of toolpaths, efficient roughing and comprehensive finishing are only some of the tasks that can be performed using Autodesk’s expert CNC programming software. Fewer setups, more aggressive feeds and speeds, improved machine motion and shorter cycle times give Autodesk’s expected solution a very high rating.

Post Processing

When utilising Autodesk’s Advanced Manufacturing applications, you will need to use a post-processor to digest your Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) operations to a Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machine.  To do this, you must have Numerical Control (NC) Code, formatted in a specific way depending on your machine and its controller, these are some of the most popular machine controllers: Fanuc, Siemens, Heidenhain, Haas, Mitsubishi and Fagor.

Click here for more information about Postprocessors and how Symetri can support you.


Frequently asked Questions

Symetri offers a free face to face or virtual discovery service. During this discovery meeting, we will obtain further information related to the machine tool and controller you wish to use. We would also look at the components that you wish to manufacture. This information and insight will allow us to advise you on the best Autodesk CAM solution, training / mentoring roadmap that will best fit your manufacturing capabilities.

For more information watch our on-demand webinar - What is the right CAM Solution for your business

Yes, you can get a free 30 day trial of the Advanced Manufacturing solutions   

There are a number of generic post processors available to you but if you need something more advanced then Symetri can work with you help to develop or modify the right post processor for your needs.
For more information visit our webpage on post processors.

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