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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Heavy hauling, heavy fabricating

May 1, 2009

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Ohio-based Diamond heavy-haul found efficiency in its cutting operations through nesting software by managing remnants and reducing scrap.

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JETCAM Italia opens in Italy

April 14, 2009

JETCAM Intl. has announced the opening of JETCAM Italia S.r.l. as a distributor in Milan, Italy. The move is in response to continued strong business in the region and increased interest from Italian...

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AHSS materials added to die design, forming software database

April 14, 2009

AutoForm now includes material data for a number of SSAB advanced high-strength steels (AHSSs) in its software systems for die design and sheet metal forming simulation.SSAB is the first carbon steel...

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Modeling in a 3-D CAD system

March 1, 2009

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Among the tools in the 3-D CAD toolkit—extrudes, revolves, sweeps, and lofts—the first two can be used to create identical parts, but they don't work the same way. Depending on which process you choose, the time the computer needs to model and rebuild the part can vary substantially.

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CAD/CAM nesting software enhanced

February 10, 2009

Jetcam Intl. has announced the release of version 16.06.00 of Expert CAD/CAM nesting software for punching and profiling machines.Tool teach facilities have been added, which allow the company's...

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Dimensioning in a 3-D CAD system

February 1, 2009

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Columnist Gerald Davis explains that preparing a 3-D CAD model without dimensions may look great, but it doesn't really do anybody any good. For example, a 3-D CAD model with dimensions helps quality control inspectors.

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MTC now a part of Hypertherm

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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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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