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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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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Cutting software automatically creates NC programs from customer orders

January 19, 2016

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has released Columbus® CAD/CAM nesting software version 1.3 for plasma, oxyfuel, laser, and waterjet cutting. It includes the new Job Wizard, which automatically creates NC programs from customer orders. For the parts and plates within a customer’s library...

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CAD filtering, DXF splitting added to order creation software

December 7, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released version 1.65 of its Jetcam Orders Controller (JOC) Premium and Premium Automation with two new CAD import features, designed to streamline the process of generating NC code from CAD files. Many companies receive CAD files of components from customers in a...

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CAD program includes new tools for improved fabrication and assembly design

November 24, 2015

IronCAD has announced its 2016 product release, which the company reports includes improvements for customers working in the fabrication and assembly sector. Sheet metal improvements include a new sketched bend command, which allows the creation of more complex bending operations. Users can...

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Adjusting to a just-in-time manufacturing environment

October 19, 2015 | By Bob Farrell, Monty Brown

Design for manufacturability, just-in-time nesting, paperless order processing, and systems integration put a metal fabricator in a position to eliminate waste and reap the rewards of just-in-time manufacturing.

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Jetcam Intl. names technical support engineer

September 21, 2015

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has hired Kent Franklin as a technical support engineer. He has 21 years of experience using Jetcam Expert CAD/CAM software across a variety of punching and profiling equipment. In his new role, Franklin provides assistance to the company’s dealer and customer...

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Software allows 3-D CAD to be embedded in PDF document

September 21, 2015

Theorem Solutions has developed Publish 3D, a software application that allows 3-D CAD to be embedded into a PDF document, alongside associated metadata such as part descriptions, part numbers, detailed drawings, and proposed changes, to create a 3-D PDF. Using the 3-D PDF, engineers can pass...

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Software offers visualization, analysis of large 3-D CAD models

September 16, 2015

Kisters has introduced release 2015.1 of the 3DViewStation. The new version, designed to optimize the handling of extremely large assemblies, features enhanced analysis functions. It handles such CAD formats as CATIA®, NX™, Creo®, SolidWorks®, JT™, 3D-PDF, and STEP and offers functional...

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BobCAD-CAM hires VP of sales

August 20, 2015

Clearwater, Fla.-based BobCAD-CAM Inc.® has hired Chris Skinner as vice president of sales. Before joining the company, Skinner served in various leadership positions at such companies as Bank of America® and UnitedHealthcare®. Before joining the private sector, he played professional...

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Training videos cover CNC mill programming, CAD software

August 18, 2015

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released a CAD/CAM video training series for its newly launched Version 28 CNC mill programming and CAD software. The software offers new CAD and CAM CNC programming features, including faster drawing tools, improved holemaking systems, better surfacing toolpaths, increased...

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CAD/CAM software series released

July 28, 2015

BobCAD-CAM Inc. has released its Version 28 CAD/CAM software series. The software is used to design and import 3-D models of prototypes, custom parts, and mass-produced parts for machining. The software uses solid model designs to create toolpaths and NC G-code. The new version builds on the...

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SigmaTek opens office in Thailand

July 13, 2015

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, has opened a new global office in Thailand’s Phuket province. The office serves as headquarters for the company’s activity throughout southern Asia and Australia. Joseph Keblesh, director, business...

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Cost estimating software includes 3-D CAD feature recognition

June 26, 2015

MTI Systems Inc. has released Costimator® with 3DFX, an automated feature recognition (AFR) function that recognizes CAD features and their parameters from solid models. This function provides estimators with control over features they extract and import into the software for estimating....

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