CAD/CAM Software

No modern fabrication shop would be complete without computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). This technology area has information on 3-D modeling, nesting, machine control, and process simulation.

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CAD/CAM software series released

July 28, 2015

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released its Version 28 CAD/CAM software series. The software is used to design and import 3-D models of prototypes, custom parts, and mass-produced parts for machining. The software uses solid model designs to create toolpaths and NC G-code. The new version builds on the...

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SigmaTek opens office in Thailand

July 13, 2015

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, has opened a new global office in Thailand’s Phuket province. The office serves as headquarters for the company’s activity throughout southern Asia and Australia. Joseph Keblesh, director, business...

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Cost estimating software includes 3-D CAD feature recognition

June 26, 2015

MTI Systems Inc. has released Costimator® with 3DFX, an automated feature recognition (AFR) function that recognizes CAD features and their parameters from solid models. This function provides estimators with control over features they extract and import into the software for estimating....

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Delcam adds more than 80 technical tips to website

June 24, 2015

Delcam has created a section for technical tips on the website for its FeatureCAM feature-based programming software. More than 80 tips are listed in the new section, which is located at www.featurecam.com/techtips/. The tips aim to help users with all aspects of programming with FeatureCAM,...

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CAD/CAM software updated with redesigned user interface

June 3, 2015

Tebis America has launched version 4.0 of its CAD/CAM software with a redesigned user interface for use in model, mold, and die manufacturing. It offers intuitive access to the functions through self-explanatory icons and more feedback for the operator. The status bar has been reduced in size...

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Harbour Results announces Tebis America as executive-level partner for Harbour IQ

June 1, 2015

Southfield, Mich.-based Harbour Results Inc. (HRI), a business and operational consulting firm for the manufacturing industry, has announced Tebis America Inc., Troy, Mich., as an executive-level partner of Harbour IQ™, a global source for performance benchmarking, trends, and financial and...

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Quoting tool added to CAD/CAM nesting software

May 12, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced Version 11.1 of its ProNest® 2015 CAD/CAM software. A quoting tool has been added that can calculate per-part and total costs for any job. This tool is suitable for job shops, metal service centers, and other fabricators who need to quote work to external customers. In...

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Radan adds seven employees

May 7, 2015

Radan, part of the Vero Software Group and a provider of PC-based CAD/CAM systems for the sheet metal industry, has added seven new members to its sales and support teams. The company has hired Jason Ascheman, Chris Streau, Jim Frick, and Mark White to serve on the sales team. Radan also...

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BobCAD-CAM opens office in Houston

May 5, 2015

CAD/CAM software provider BobCAD-CAM, based in Clearwater, Fla., has announced the opening of a branch office in Houston to help meet growing demand in the southern U.S. The company has hired David Brown has an account manager at the new location....

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Enhancements made to CAM software

April 30, 2015

Lantek has released the 2015 version of CAM 2D to help improve work preparation and ensure the accuracy of time calculations for laser machines. The software also offers improved flexibility for machines that have fly-cut mode, allowing machining to alternate between fly-cut and normal modes using...

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CAD platform eliminates geometry translations

April 24, 2015

Bricsys NV has introduced the BricsCAD V15 Platinum platform. With this product, there is no need to rework a 3-D CAD sheet metal design into two separate parts. Instead, the user cuts the panel in two and adjusts the link elements for the assembly, all directly on the original design file. A quick...

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SigmaTEK names CFO

April 23, 2015

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software, manufacturing shop floor automation, and systems integration, has hired Allan Abram as CFO. He is responsible for directing the company’s global financial operations, including accounting, finance, human resource, mergers...

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The IZE of CAD/CAM Software - AutomIZE, OptimIZE, RealIZE

Date: June 16, 2015

Sponsored by Metcam Inc.

Length: 60:00

MetaCAM Enterprise 2015: remove manual repetitive tasks, improve manufacturing flexibility, setup links to your production orders, automate your nesting, create real time production scheduling, and track your orders utilizing Metamation's suite of CAD/CAM products for profile and bending machines.

3-D waterjet software ingredients are the right mix for easy operation

March 5, 2015

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Companies have been programming 5-axis waterjet heads for 2-D and 3-D tables for decades. The process has moved from being a time-consuming chore to a couple of clicks, and from requiring extensive process and software knowledge to being operator-friendly.

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Improvements made to CAM system

February 3, 2015

Vero Software has made 180 improvements to its Radan CAM system for 2015. The software now creates more compact nests by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet and by better using the middle of the sheet material. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of...

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