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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Simulation tools added to CAM software

March 10, 2014

Delcam offers the 2014 R2 version of its PowerMill CAM software for high-speed and 5-axis machining. Simulation and customization tools have been added, and editing flexibility has been increased. The ordering of the Vortex tool paths, the software’s high-efficiency area-clearance strategy,...

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What does CAD/CAM and job shop management software integration mean?

February 28, 2014

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So much of metal fabricating activity today is focused on the elimination of waste, and one of the bigger steps a company can take is integrating its CAD/CAM software with its job shop management software.

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SigmaTEK announces promotions to global corporate accounts team

February 21, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation based in Cincinnati, has announced the promotions of Mike Galetti and Bill Huffman. Galetti has been promoted to senior director of global corporate sales. He works with large manufacturing companies to...

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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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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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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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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

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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