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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SigmaTEK names regional sales manager for Texas and New Mexico

August 27, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has promoted Brad Stropes to regional sales manager. In this position, Stropes is responsible for increasing the company’s user community throughout Texas and New Mexico. In addition to...

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Tebis America moves to new location in Michigan

August 13, 2014

Tebis America, a provider of CAD/CAM software for tool, die, and mold manufacturing, has moved to a new location in Troy, Mich. The 12,000-sq.-ft. building offers nearly twice the space of the previous location and features a hands-on training...

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CAD/CAM software integrated with CNC

August 13, 2014

FlashCut CNC has released its 2-D CAD/CAM system that fully integrates its version 5 software and CNC to eliminate the need to transfer and import files from a CAD program to a CAM program to the CNC. Features include:CAD for drawing any 2-D shape.Simplified import of pictures and drawings...

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Lean data flow: From CAD to ERP to the shop floor

August 7, 2014

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Fabricators sell their ability to produce the right part in the right quantity and at the right time, and to do that requires good information. Communication troubles arise if front office systems don’t communicate with each other, and this can include CAD and ERP.

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SigmaTEK announces European headquarters relocation

August 4, 2014

SigmaTEK, a supplier of CAD/CAM nesting, material optimization, and shop floor automation software, has announced the relocation of the company’s European Operation headquarters, SigmaTEK Europe Ltd. Effective immediately, the company’s new contact information is: SigmaTEK Europe Ltd., 10/11...

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SigmaTEK kicks off 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away

July 15, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, shop floor automation, and manufacturing business automation systems, has announced the kickoff of its 2014 Outdoor Adventure give-away. North American manufacturers, fabricators, and others within the industry can enter for a...

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SigmaTEK announces promotions

July 8, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has announced several promotions to its product development, operations, and support teams. The employees’ new titles are: Jim Lindsey, director of product developmentBen Klinker, operations...

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Software simplifies constructing, editing solids

June 23, 2014

CNC Software Inc.’s Mastercam X8 software includes a new Solids Workflow that makes constructing and editing solids more intuitive. Every existing Solids function has been updated to reflect this new workflow. A new interface allows the user to work in the interface and on-screen as needed; a...

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Striker Systems announces new Canadian distributor

June 3, 2014

Striker Systems, White House, Tenn., a developer of sheet metal manufacturing systems, has named 3dSolid, Ottawa, Ont., as its newest Canadian distributor. The distributor, a CAD/CAM systems integrator focusing on metal fabrication, represents the entire Striker Systems sheet metal CAD/CAM...

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BIM’s past, present, and future

June 2, 2014

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To understand how building information modeling promises to further change the structural steel fabrication business, you have to know how it evolved over the years.

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SigmaTEK appoints CEO of SigmaNEST GmbH

May 20, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, has appointed Christoph Weber as CEO for SigmaNEST Systems GmbH, the company’s office in Dortmund, Germany. Weber is responsible for the daily operations of the office while managing sales and...

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CAD/CAM nesting software upgraded

May 19, 2014

Hypertherm has announced an upgrade to its ProNest® advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. ProNest 2015 offers improvements designed to make the software more efficient and easier to use. Among the new features are:IntelliChoice™, an automatic nesting process that makes...

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Pressure vessel production software allows import of part program files from CAD/CAM

May 5, 2014

New ProShell software package from HGG facilitates the design and fabrication of pressure vessels, spools, and nozzles on the company’s pressure vessel machinery. With it, users can design product profiles and profiling information in MDI, view profiles with a 3-D viewer, and divide them into...

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SigmaTEK opens office in Germany

May 5, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, has opened a global office in Dortmund, Germany. SigmaNEST Systems GmbH provides software sales, support, training, and consulting services to fabricators throughout the region. The new...

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SigmaTEK launches new interactive website

April 28, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and material optimization software in Cincinnati, has launched an interactive website at www.sigmanest.com. Visitors will find company news, events, and support, along with information about such software products as SigmaNEST, SigmaTUBE,...

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