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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Nesting and the fiber laser

January 13, 2014

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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 - TheFabricator.com

The art of bevel cutting

January 2, 2014

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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 - TheFabricator.com

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 - TheFabricator.com

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? - TheFabricator.com

Why did an architect need a solid nesting program?

October 9, 2013

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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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SigmaTEK offers webinar on MRP for small job shops

October 1, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of software for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, and tube/pipe, is hosting a webinar entitled "MRP for Small Job Shops" on Tues., Oct. 8, 2013, at 11: a.m. EDT. Intended for job shops with 30 or fewer employees, the webinar is designed for...

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SigmaTEK names senior sales director - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names senior sales director

September 30, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation, Cincinnati, has announced the promotion of Joseph Keblesh to senior sales director. In this role, he develops, promotes, and supports relationships with partners globally while building and advancing...

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SigmaTEK names VP of engineering - TheFabricator.com

SigmaTEK names VP of engineering

September 24, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation software, has promoted John Reynolds to vice president of engineering. In this position he is responsible for enhancing current software offerings and developing next-generation products. Since joining the...

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