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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BobCAD-CAM opens office in Houston

May 5, 2015

CAD/CAM software provider BobCAD-CAM, based in Clearwater, Fla., has announced the opening of a branch office in Houston to help meet growing demand in the southern U.S. The company has hired David Brown has an account manager at the new location....

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Enhancements made to CAM software

April 30, 2015

Lantek has released the 2015 version of CAM 2D to help improve work preparation and ensure the accuracy of time calculations for laser machines. The software also offers improved flexibility for machines that have fly-cut mode, allowing machining to alternate between fly-cut and normal modes using...

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CAD platform eliminates geometry translations

April 24, 2015

Bricsys NV has introduced the BricsCAD V15 Platinum platform. With this product, there is no need to rework a 3-D CAD sheet metal design into two separate parts. Instead, the user cuts the panel in two and adjusts the link elements for the assembly, all directly on the original design file. A quick...

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SigmaTEK names CFO

April 23, 2015

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software, manufacturing shop floor automation, and systems integration, has hired Allan Abram as CFO. He is responsible for directing the company’s global financial operations, including accounting, finance, human resource, mergers...

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The IZE of CAD/CAM Software - AutomIZE, OptimIZE, RealIZE

Date: June 16, 2015

Sponsored by Metcam Inc.

Length: 60:00

MetaCAM Enterprise 2015: remove manual repetitive tasks, improve manufacturing flexibility, setup links to your production orders, automate your nesting, create real time production scheduling, and track your orders utilizing Metamation's suite of CAD/CAM products for profile and bending machines.

3-D waterjet software ingredients are the right mix for easy operation

March 5, 2015


Companies have been programming 5-axis waterjet heads for 2-D and 3-D tables for decades. The process has moved from being a time-consuming chore to a couple of clicks, and from requiring extensive process and software knowledge to being operator-friendly.

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Improvements made to CAM system

February 3, 2015

Vero Software has made 180 improvements to its Radan CAM system for 2015. The software now creates more compact nests by spreading parts more evenly throughout the sheet and by better using the middle of the sheet material. Additional nesting upgrades include the automatic application of...

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CAM software offers new interface and nesting engine

January 15, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 18 of its Expert CAM and nesting software. It features a new interface, a new nesting engine, and automatic sheet processing for punching machines. The user interface is designed to reduce the mouse movements a user has to perform during day-to-day...

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Forming Technologies Inc. acquires Rand Technologies Japan

January 6, 2015

Burlington, Ont.-based Forming Technologies Inc. (FTI) has acquired Rand Technologies Japan and created a new company, FTI Rand Japan KK, in Tokyo. FTI is a developer of CAE software for design, simulation, and costing of sheet metal components in the automotive, aerospace, and appliance...

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SigmaTEK appoints VP of sales

January 5, 2015

Cincinnati-based SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting, material optimization, and manufacturing process automation, has announced the appointment of Dan Jacobs as vice president of sales. Jacobs has more than 37 years of fabrication industry experience. Most recently he managed...

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Nesting software introduced

December 22, 2014

Accurate Die Design Inc. offers Logopress3® Nesting software from Logopress Corp. Fully integrated inside of SolidWorks®, the product can set a sheet size to nest on or set only the width, provide angular control and constraint of parts, allow nesting into openings or not, and generate reports...

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Collaboration in the cloud

December 18, 2014


Streamlined production, better customer relationships, and smarter decision-making are just some of the benefits that may result from cloud-based ERP software.

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CAD/CAM nesting software released in new version

December 8, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC has released version 10.2 of its SigmaNEST® CAD/CAM nesting software. It offers a split window, allowing different areas of the workspace to be viewed simultaneously. Users also may manually nest parts across the split windows and onto other sheets, without having to select...

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Webinars address fabrication efficiency

November 10, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, will present two webinars in November. They are designed for shop owners, fabricators, programmers, machine operators, and production managers. “Fab Shop Automation: A single software...

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Maximizing operational performance with automation

November 7, 2014


Software is allowing fabricators to squeeze every bit of productivity out of fabricating equipment and the people that run the equipment. The software optimizes advanced cutting features and automates related processes.

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