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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Press brake software facilitates part design, importation

June 12, 2007

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has added press brake software to its NC programming software lineup.With the software, a user can design a part from scratch or import it from any CAD software. The process then...

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ALGOR opens California office

June 12, 2007

ALGOR® Inc., Pittsburgh, a provider of design, analysis, and simulation software, has opened an office in Santa Clarita, Calif.The company provides finite element analysis (FEA) software, which...

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Jetcam, Zund UK announce software bundling agreement

April 10, 2007

Jetcam Intl. and Zund UK Ltd. have announced an agreement whereby Jetcam Expert CADCAM software will be offered with all new Zund composite cutting machines.The agreement, which has been put in place...

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CAD tech blog introduced

February 13, 2007

Graphics Systems Corp. has announced that it has become the first SolidWorks reseller to offer a CAD tech blog. The tech blog, SolidNotes, is a free online resource available to all visitors.The blog...

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Nesting software released

January 9, 2007

MTC Software Inc. has released ProNest 8, the latest version of its nesting software for sheet and plate process optimization.The new version offers improved standard features and advancements in CAD...

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Vero announces Camtek acquisition

December 13, 2006

Vero International Software has announced that its parent company VI Group plc has acquired Camtek Ltd, the UK developer of PEPS software. PEPS provides dedicated solutions for the production CAM...

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Can your manufacturing software do this?

December 12, 2006

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Manufacturing software has come a long way in just the last five years. Independent software developers point out some of the advancements in manufacturing software in the hopes that some fabricators realize they may be missing out on some real production-optimization tools.

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JetCam names Chinese company as reseller

December 12, 2006

JetCam Intl., Monaco, signed Luheng Sheetmetal Technology Ltd., Beijing, as a new reseller for its sheet metal and aerospace CAD/CAM software for the Chinese market."The appointment of Luheng as a...

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Sheet Metal Guy launches AutoCAD site

November 7, 2006

Sheet Metal Guy LLC, Cincinnati, now has a section on its Web site dedicated to AutoCAD® users.Updated daily, www.sheetmetalguy.com/autocadprovides news and information for sheet metal...

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Kubotek names Brazil-based distributor

November 7, 2006

Kubotek® USA, Marlborough, Mass., creator of geometry-based CAD software, named R&C/TASK, Sertozinho, Brazil, as a distributor of its CAD software, including KeyCreator, a 3-D solid modeling...

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A trek in product design change and laser cutting

September 12, 2006

TREK Bicycles uses new CAM software to laser-cut high-performance bicycle frame tubing.

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AMT restructures engineering group, hires COO

July 11, 2006

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Inc. (AMT), Orion, Mich., has named Joseph Campbell as COO and has also announced the reorganization of its engineering group into new practice areas.Campbell is...

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Software earns magazine's No. 1 ranking

July 11, 2006

The AutoCAD® CD version 3.0 from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Charlotte, N.C., was ranked No. 1 on PM Engineermagazine's top 10 products list, based on reader interest.Developed to provide a...

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Laser cutting 3-D preformed parts

July 11, 2006

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This article describes how a fabricator can use the advances in modern CAD/CAM software to cut preformed parts quickly on a sophisticated, multiaxis rotary laser. It specifically examines surface data cleanup, conversion, work envelope check, cutting simulation, fixture design and code generation, and fixture cutting and positioning options of newer programs.

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Sheetmetal software: Nothing soft about it

July 11, 2006

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Software continues to evolve to better serve its users, and during recent times, sheet metal fabricators have been trying to get the most out of their systems. Such things as nesting, ERP, communications networks, and CAD/CAM are all making bounds to do more and take better advantage of technology advancements.

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