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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Hypertherm acquires MTC

January 8, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the...

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MRP system integrates with provider's CAM, nesting software, or stands alone

December 16, 2008

Jetcam Intl. has introduced a comprehensive MRP system suitable for all types of manufacturing companies, from one-off and small-batch manufacturers to process manufacturers and high-volume/repetitive...

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CAD software enhanced

November 11, 2008

MultiSUITE Software says its structural detailing products have been enhanced to fully utilize the improved drafting environment offered by AutoCAD® 2009. For users without full AutoCAD licenses,...

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Nesting software enhanced

September 16, 2008

MTC Software has updated and enhanced its drill, tap, and spindle operation support for ProNest, the company's nesting software for sheet and plate processing.The specialized plug-in was developed...

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SolidWorks partners with FMAF to support manufacturing camps, student scholarships

August 12, 2008

SolidWorks® Corp., Concord, Mass., a supplier of 3-D CAD technology, is partnering with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation (FMAF), Rockford, Ill., to support summer...

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CAD/CAM, nesting software introduced

July 15, 2008

Striker Systems has announced the availability of FAB Professional 2009, the AutoCAD®-based version of the company's sheet metal CAD/CAM and nesting software.The software provides direct...

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Jetcam announces AutoPOL partnership

July 15, 2008

Jetcam Intl., Monaco, a developer of CAD/CAM and nesting software, recently announced a technical partnership with FCC Software AB, Sweden, a developer of the AutoPOL 3-D CAD/CAM and bend simulation...

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ProNest software

One nesting software for all

June 17, 2008

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Maurer Manufacturing, Spencer, Iowa, purchased a new plasma cutting table in late 2006 and decided it wanted one nesting program to run both the new plasma table and its slightly older Cincinnati laser cutting machine. After a slight stumble, the company found the solution it needed with MTC Software's ProNest program.

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Jetcam, InspecVision announce collaboration

June 17, 2008

Jetcam International s.a.r.l., Monaco, a developer of CAD/CAM software, and InspecVision Ltd., Ireland, a manufacturer of photogrammetry measuring systems for flat and folded parts, recently announced...

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Free form nesting

Evaluating a CAM system

May 13, 2008

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The feature looks at what fabricators should be looking for in a CAM system, and how they can improve the efficiency of their machine tools, their work force, and their material utilization.

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Nesting software supports common lasers, waterjets used in Asia

April 15, 2008

MTC Software Inc. says its ProNest® nesting software now offers support for laser and waterjet cutting brands commonly used in Asian markets, such as Hankwang, Daewoo, Nisshinbo, and TOPS. The...

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Applied Precision adds sales director

March 11, 2008

Applied Precision Inc., Mississauga, Ont., has added David Delves as director of system sales. Delves has more than 15 years of experience in machinery and process design, tooling development, CNC...

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ProNest 8 Software Screenshot

Nesting software: A tool for lean manufacturing

March 11, 2008

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Nesting software can help make your operation leaner. Software advancements have automated many processes. This article discusses the latest software features to consider when selecting the right program for your operation. Among these is the ability to nest a partial sheet or plate and then save the digital remnant or skeleton for later use.

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Rexcon Controls and Automation opens facility in Alabama

February 12, 2008

Rexcon Controls and Automation, Harrison Township, Mich., a division of Electrex Co. Inc., has opened a facility in Irondale, Ala.Rexcon Controls and Automation's services include CAD automated system...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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