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 program includes new tools for improved fabrication and assembly design

November 24, 2015

IronCAD has announced its 2016 product release, which the company reports includes improvements for customers working in the fabrication and assembly sector. Sheet metal improvements include a new sketched bend command, which allows the creation of more complex bending operations. Users can...

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Adjusting to a just-in-time manufacturing environment

October 19, 2015

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Design for manufacturability, just-in-time nesting, paperless order processing, and systems integration put a metal fabricator in a position to eliminate waste and reap the rewards of just-in-time manufacturing.

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Jetcam Intl. names technical support engineer

September 21, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has hired Kent Franklin as a technical support engineer. He has 21 years of experience using Jetcam Expert CAD/CAM software across a variety of punching and profiling equipment. In his new role, Franklin provides assistance to the company’s dealer and customer...

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Software allows 3-D CAD to be embedded in PDF document

September 21, 2015

Theorem Solutions has developed Publish 3D, a software application that allows 3-D CAD to be embedded into a PDF document, alongside associated metadata such as part descriptions, part numbers, detailed drawings, and proposed changes, to create a 3-D PDF. Using the 3-D PDF, engineers can pass...

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Software offers visualization, analysis of large 3-D CAD models

September 16, 2015

Kisters has introduced release 2015.1 of the 3DViewStation. The new version, designed to optimize the handling of extremely large assemblies, features enhanced analysis functions. It handles such CAD formats as CATIA®, NX™, Creo®, SolidWorks®, JT™, 3D-PDF, and STEP and offers functional...

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BobCAD-CAM hires VP of sales

August 20, 2015

Clearwater, Fla.-based BobCAD-CAM Inc.® has hired Chris Skinner as vice president of sales. Before joining the company, Skinner served in various leadership positions at such companies as Bank of America® and UnitedHealthcare®. Before joining the private sector, he played professional...

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Training videos cover CNC mill programming, CAD software

August 18, 2015

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released a CAD/CAM video training series for its newly launched Version 28 CNC mill programming and CAD software. The software offers new CAD and CAM CNC programming features, including faster drawing tools, improved holemaking systems, better surfacing toolpaths, increased...

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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 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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