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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Manufacturers predict economic stability, growth over next six months

February 7, 2014

More than a third of manufacturing firms in the small and midsized business sector expect the economy to strengthen through August, while nearly half expect it to remain the same, according to the second annual Sage Manufacturing Survey. Respondents to the survey, released by business management...

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Michel Scavuzzo

SigmaTEK appoints regional sales manager

January 24, 2014

Cincinnati-based SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation, has promoted Michel Scavuzzo to regional sales manager. In this position, Scavuzzo is responsible for increasing the SigmaNEST® user community in Texas and New Mexico. Most...

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November 11-13, 2014
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Atlanta, GA
  • FABTECH heads to Atlanta, GA November 11-13, 2014 bringing together an anticipated 27,000 attendees and 1,400 exhibiting companies all under one roof. The show provides a backdrop for visitors to experience live equipment demonstration, find cost savings solutions, and network with industry peers throughout the 500,000+ square feet of show floor throughout the B and C buildings at the George World Congress Center. The event also provides learning opportunities beyond the exhibits with over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations on the latest industry trends and technology in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries.

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    Nesting and the fiber laser

    January 13, 2014


    In all honesty, nesting software that works for CO2 laser cutting machines also works for fiber lasers. The speed of the fiber laser, however, forces the fabricator to think more deliberately about software options that help to maintain the continuous flow of laser-cut parts.

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    CAM software's user interface redesigned

    January 8, 2014

    SmartCAMcnc has announced the release of SmartCAM® v2014 software. It features a redesigned user interface, as well as updates to milling process modeling, tool path verification, and geometry modeling. New panel task menus and customizable toolbars on the user interface simplify access to...

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    CAM brought to the cloud

    January 8, 2014

    Autodesk Inc. has introduced Autodesk® CAM 360, a cloud-based system for computer-aided manufacturing. The system allows users to tap into the near-infinite computing power of the cloud and use collaboration tools and shared data storage. The multiplatform CNC programming system transcends...

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    The art of bevel cutting

    January 2, 2014


    The path to a quality beveled part evolves from hours, sometimes days, of trial and error. However, a part programmer can take specific steps to ensure beveling success.

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    Siemens PRIMA POWER Customer Profile

    Prima Power North America Inc.

    Length: 5:15

    Siemens Industry Automation Division
    West Chicago, IL

    Prima Power has an integrated material handling system that other equipment manufacturers didn't offer. With Prima Power we are able to utilize nesting and a Night Train material handling system that is integrated with the Shear Genius punch/shear, the LPe laser punch, and the EBe Express Bender.

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    Prima Power: Automated bending keeps the pieces flowing

    Prima Power North America Inc.

    Length: 5:26

    Emerson Network Power's Liebert business division finds technology maximizes it lean manufacturing efforts.

    Autodesk to acquire Delcam

    November 18, 2013

    Autodesk has announced its intention to acquire Delcam, a supplier of manufacturing software based in Birmingham, U.K. Delcam has more than 30 offices worldwide and approximately 700 employees. The company’s design, manufacturing, and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM for industries...

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    Control software optimizes waterjet tool paths

    October 21, 2013

    OMAX® Corp. has introduced Intelli-MAX® 20 intuitive control software that automatically optimizes the tool paths of the company's abrasive waterjet systems. The new automatic tool path planning engine in the software improves the artificial intelligence of the waterjets, creating less...

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    SigmaTEK Systems schedules webinar on CAD modeling for cutting

    October 15, 2013

    SigmaTEK Systems LLC has scheduled a webinar, "From Solid Model to Cut Parts," for Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The webinar will cover importing CAD models, generating fast and accurate quotes, automatically scheduling and reassigning jobs according to machine availability, automatically...

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    SigmaTEK announces regional sales manager -

    SigmaTEK announces regional sales manager

    October 10, 2013

    SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation in Cincinnati, has promoted Steve Ties to regional sales manager. In this role he is responsible for directing sales throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Ties has more than...

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    Why did an architect need a solid nesting program?

    October 9, 2013


    SHoP Construction Services sought out a nesting program to help it create exact-sized panels for the huge Barclays Center project in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the effort resulted in an award-winning architectural and fabricating effort.

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    SigmaTEK names VP of sales

    October 8, 2013

    SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation, has promoted Kevin Ramirez to vice president of sales. In this role, he directs sales operations in North, Central, and South America. Ramirez has worked for the company as regional sales director....

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