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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Delcam adds more than 80 technical tips to website

June 24, 2015

Delcam has created a section for technical tips on the website for its FeatureCAM feature-based programming software. More than 80 tips are listed in the new section, which is located at www.featurecam.com/techtips/. The tips aim to help users with all aspects of programming with FeatureCAM,...

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CAD/CAM software updated with redesigned user interface

June 3, 2015

Tebis America has launched version 4.0 of its CAD/CAM software with a redesigned user interface for use in model, mold, and die manufacturing. It offers intuitive access to the functions through self-explanatory icons and more feedback for the operator. The status bar has been reduced in size...

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Harbour Results announces Tebis America as executive-level partner for Harbour IQ

June 1, 2015

Southfield, Mich.-based Harbour Results Inc. (HRI), a business and operational consulting firm for the manufacturing industry, has announced Tebis America Inc., Troy, Mich., as an executive-level partner of Harbour IQ™, a global source for performance benchmarking, trends, and financial and...

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Quoting tool added to CAD/CAM nesting software

May 12, 2015

Hypertherm has introduced Version 11.1 of its ProNest® 2015 CAD/CAM software. A quoting tool has been added that can calculate per-part and total costs for any job. This tool is suitable for job shops, metal service centers, and other fabricators who need to quote work to external customers. In...

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Radan adds seven employees

May 7, 2015

Radan, part of the Vero Software Group and a provider of PC-based CAD/CAM systems for the sheet metal industry, has added seven new members to its sales and support teams. The company has hired Jason Ascheman, Chris Streau, Jim Frick, and Mark White to serve on the sales team. Radan also...

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

March 5, 2015 | By Sue Roberts

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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