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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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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On-machine measurement device provides CAD-to-part analysis

June 13, 2006

Faro Technologies Inc. has introduced the PowerGAGE, a new on-machine measurement device that adds CAD-to-part analysis capability to the company's Faro Gage product line.According to the company,...

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Sheet metal training book available in full color

June 13, 2006

Sheet Metal Guy LLC now offers its SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guytraining book series in full color, making it easier to follow along.Sheet metal parts can be difficult to describe, and color...

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Planit acquires Pathtrace

March 7, 2006

Planit Holdings plc, Tuscaloosa, Ala., has acquired Pathtrace plc, developer of EdgeCAM software that automates the process of NC programming for metal cutting machine tools.Planit says the...

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Strippit/LVD names representation firm

March 7, 2006

Strippit/LVD, Akron, N.Y., has named Roskelley Machinery Corp., Salt Lake City, as its marketing representative in Utah and Idaho.Roskelley represents all Strippit/LVD equipment, including...

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A change by design

December 13, 2005

Great Dane Trailers, one of the world's largest trailer manufacturers, wanted to consolidate on one CAD/CAM software system across its nine manufacturing locations. Following a recommendation from one of its machine suppliers, the company adopted SigmaNEST CAD/CAM nesting software, and just in a nick of time.

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Software facilitates piping layouts

November 8, 2005

Victaulic has released the Vic 3D piping software designed for AutoCAD® drawings for carbon steel, copper, ductile iron, HDPE, and stainless steel piping layouts.The software provides users with...

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CAD AVSHMEIP is first 3-D die design systems distributor in Mexico

November 8, 2005

3D QuickTools Ltd. has formed an alliance with CAD AVSHMEIP S.A. to begin the sales and support business of 3DQuickPress® in Mexico, marking the entry of advanced 3-D die design systems in Latin...

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De-Sta-Co launches new Web site

October 11, 2005

De-Sta-Co, Madison Heights, Mich., has launched a new global Web site that offers product selection through an intuitive layout and efficient navigation while showcasing the company's new branding.The...

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Multilingual FEA software released

July 12, 2005

Algor Inc. has released multilingual finite element analysis (FEA) software that works associatively with most CAD solid modelers. Languages are Chinese (simplified), English, French, German, Italian,...

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AutoCAD training center opens

June 14, 2005

Computers Etc Software Training Center and Cybertech Training Centers Inc. have announced the grand opening of an AutoCAD® training facility in Anaheim, Calif.Certified trainers and course...

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AutoForm opens subsidiary in Italy

April 12, 2005

AutoForm Engineering GmbH has opened its eighth subsidiary office worldwide in Italy.Located in Moncalieri (Turin), the Italian office provides sales and technical support for the company's full range...

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Japanese steel industry welcomes end to dumping case

February 7, 2005

"The Japanese steel industry is gratified that the U.S. steel industry has chosen not to appeal the decision of the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) uupholding the March 2000 determination of...

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Ford Germany implements AutoForm software for part feasibility

November 9, 2004

AutoForm has announced that Ford is the first automotive OEM in Germany to implement its AutoForm-OneStep and AutoForm-DieDesigner software for stamping feasibility analysis early in the product...

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Fastener drawings can be inserted into common CAD systems

September 14, 2004

All online CAD drawings for PennEngineering® Fastening Technologies' entire line of fastener products now can be inserted directly into many CAD systems. No download or importing is required.The...

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