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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Lantek names chief commercial officer

April 27, 2016

Lantek, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Juan José Colas as chief commercial officer. Colas, who serves on the board of directors, is responsible for global commercial strategy and business development for the corporation, as well as the two key markets of U.K. and France. Colas previously worked at...

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Tebis wins the DiSciTech Award

April 26, 2016

Tebis America, a Troy, Mich.-based provider of CAD/CAM software for design and manufacturing in the tool, die, mold, aerospace, and automotive industries, has received the DiSciTech Award from Corp! magazine. The award recognizes Michigan companies displaying innovation in the digital, science,...

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CAD/CAM program offers 3-D sketching

April 11, 2016

ZWSoft has announced the availability of ZW3D 2016, a 3-D CAD/CAM program designed for product design and operations. The program is embedded with new functionalities including 3-D sketch for efficient piping design, alignment for fast assembly, and expansive FTI. Mechanics and engineers can...

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Vero Software appoints sales director – Latin America

April 4, 2016

England-based CAD/CAM/CAE software developer Vero Software has appointed Jessica Woodall as sales director – Latin America. Woodall has worked in the industry for 22 years, serving as the company’s Alphacam director of sales and services – Americas for the past 16...

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CAD/CAM and nesting software updated with new features

March 29, 2016

Jetcam has launched version 19 of its Expert CAD/CAM and nesting software, which has several new features and improvements. Multisheet nesting nests parts across multiple sheets at one time. Both the standard free-form and high-performance nesters also can now nest punching parts to be common...

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App brings 3-D design product to mobile devices

March 23, 2016

IronCAD has introduced the latest version of the Compose Mobile app, an iOS version of its Compose 3-D design product. The app allows designers to share 3-D designs securely on mobile devices throughout the organization and with customers. The free download is available at...

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In custom metal fabrication, nothing is typical

March 16, 2016 | By Tim Heston

Average on-time delivery rates in custom fabrication have remained stubbornly low. Clear, constant communication and transparency can change this. And here software can help, even at the smallest shops.

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3-D viewing software updated for improved mobile functionality

March 7, 2016

Kisters has introduced release 2016 of 3DViewStation WebViewer. This version provides extremely fast 3-D viewing, advanced analysis, and digital mockup for browser-based viewing and mobile users of tablets, smartphones, and notebooks. No client installation is required. The program ships with...

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Tool library added to design software

March 2, 2016

IronCAD has introduced the IronCAD Mechanical add-on, which offers a library of tools such as standard fasteners, steel sections, pipes, and flanges for use in the design process. Because knowledge and rules are built directly into the tools, typical day-to-day tasks such as bill of materials...

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The digital-thread potential in custom metal fabrication

February 22, 2016 | By Tim Heston

The ideas behind the "digital thread" in the manufacturing supply chain may have big potential in custom metal fabrication.

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DP Technology launches new Esprit CAD/CAM website

February 11, 2016

DP Technology, Camarillo, Calif., has launched a new corporate website at for its Esprit CAD/CAM software. New educational videos show the software in action and highlight its compatibility with worldwide machine tool brands. Available in nine languages, the website is...

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Jetcam celebrates 30th anniversary

February 9, 2016

Monaco-based Jetcam, a provider of CAD/CAM and nesting software for sheet metal and composite manufacturing, marks its 30th year in business in 2016. The company was founded by Ivan Stern and Bill King in Australia in February 1986, relocating to Germany in 1990 and the South of France in...

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SmartCAMcnc to open training center at Oregon headquarters

February 1, 2016

SmartCAMcnc has announced plans to open an instruction center at its headquarters in Springfield, Ore., for training CNC programmers on SmartCAM software. The software offers applications for programming CNC milling, turning, fabrication, and wire EDM. Casey Baker, a SmartCAMcnc applications...

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IronCAD wins grant as 2016 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge semifinalist

January 29, 2016

Atlanta-based IronCAD, a provider of 3-D design software programs, is a recipient of a $5,000 grant and a semifinalist in the inaugural Atlanta Metro Export Challenge, a grant competition powered by Chase that boosts support for small and medium-sized businesses looking to begin exporting or to...

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CAM software offers updated knowledge-based machining library

January 26, 2016

SmartCAMcnc has announced the release of SmartCAM® v2016, which features an updated knowledge-based machining (KBM) library, as well as improvements to the user interface and to the core milling functionality. The SmartCAM software family comprises applications for CNC milling, turning,...

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