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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Forming software enhanced

December 15, 2009

Simufact Engineering GmbH has finalized version 9.0 of Simufact.forming simulation software. In this release, dual-solver technology has been developed further and offers users the possibility to access MSC.Marc and MSC.Dytran from MSC Software.The new version focuses on new application modules...

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Forming Technologies celebrates 20th anniversary

December 15, 2009

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), a developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components, marked 20 years in business in Oakville, Ont., Canada, in October."Twenty years ago, computer-assisted technologies were still primitive, and the stamping engineer was...

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Forming Technologies opens office in Germany

November 10, 2009

Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI), a developer of software for the design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components in Oakville, Ont., Canada, has announced the opening of Forming Technologies GmbH, located in the Frankfurt, Germany, area.The company reports that the new office has been...

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Logopress Corp. celebrates 20th anniversary at FABTECH 2009 with Solidworks Event, Lottery

October 21, 2009

Logopress Corp., Besancon, France, developer of Logopress3 Die Design software, will celebrate its 20th anniversary, since it was founded in October, 1989. Along with its North American Distributor and Technical Center, Accurate Die Design Inc., New Berlin, Wis., it will conclude its celebration on...

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Laser enhanced with file-transfer capabilities

September 24, 2009

The Consumable Products Group (CPG) division of Mitsubishi Laser brings the flexibility of today's file-transfer capabilities to Mitsubishi Laser. The Calmotion USBCNC disk reader control acts as an interface between commercially available USB flash memory and any CNC control with an available...

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DP Technology teams up with CAMM s.r.l., maker of OmniCAD

September 9, 2009

The Italian branch of DP Technology, maker of ESPRIT® CAM, and CAMM s.r.l., an Italian computer-aided-design (CAD) software developer, have formed a sales partnership to market the full line of ESPRIT products."Both companies share the goal of a synergistic collaboration between the world of...

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Die not in the mix for tool shop

September 1, 2009 | By Dan Davis

Nortool Precision Machining and Tool has turned to a 3-D CAD/CAM package for both design and NC and has found that it is delivering quicker and more accurate bids, while simultaneously improving the quality of tool- and diemaking.

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Enhanced CAD/CAM nesting software facilitates use of irregular-shaped sheets, plates

July 30, 2009

Striker Systems, a sheet metal manufacturing software developer, has announced the release of STRIKER 2010 Sheet Metal CAD/CAM & Nesting.Driven by customer input, STRIKER 2010 offers many enhancements to existing features and introduces new technology. A significant advancement is further...

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CAM nesting software enhanced

July 14, 2009

MTC Software, a Hypertherm brand, has launched the latest version of its CAM nesting software, ProNest 2010. The software incorporates improvements to standard features, optional modules, and machine setups.With this version, users have more control when working with CAD files, the company states....

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JETCAM signs new dealer for Slovenia, Croatia

July 14, 2009

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has signed sister companies ITS d.o.o and ITRC d.o.o. as new resellers for its sheet metal and aerospace CAD/CAM nesting software for the Slovenian and Croatian markets.Bojan Veselic, director of ITS d.o.o., said, "While we have first-class CAM applications for...

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Software evolves to take a humanlike approach

July 6, 2009 | By Erik Kettenhofen

Nesting software has evolved to the point where it can "see" shape contours and can determine how they best fit together.

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Armored and ready to make a difference

June 2, 2009 | By Dan Davis

Doug Bergeson of Bergeson Technology, Dawson, Minn., saw the carnage that improvised explosive devices caused in Iraq, so when he came on, he worked on a solution. He has one now and wants others to know about it.

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Delcam announces new hires

May 7, 2009

Software provider Delcam is introducing two new staff members at the EASTEC exhibition May 19 to 21 in Springfield, Mass. David Gray has joined the company as sales engineer for the Southeast U.S., in particular Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, and Chris Cole has been appointed as an...

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Heavy hauling, heavy fabricating

May 1, 2009 | By Tim Heston

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 aerospace companies.The new location provides both pre- and postsales services, including training...

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