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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Software simplifies constructing, editing solids

June 23, 2014

CNC Software Inc.’s Mastercam X8 software includes a new Solids Workflow that makes constructing and editing solids more intuitive. Every existing Solids function has been updated to reflect this new workflow. A new interface allows the user to work in the interface and on-screen as needed; a...

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Striker Systems announces new Canadian distributor

June 3, 2014

Striker Systems, White House, Tenn., a developer of sheet metal manufacturing systems, has named 3dSolid, Ottawa, Ont., as its newest Canadian distributor. The distributor, a CAD/CAM systems integrator focusing on metal fabrication, represents the entire Striker Systems sheet metal CAD/CAM...

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BIM’s past, present, and future

June 2, 2014 | By Mark R. Allphin

To understand how building information modeling promises to further change the structural steel fabrication business, you have to know how it evolved over the years.

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SigmaTEK appoints CEO of SigmaNEST GmbH

May 20, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, Cincinnati, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, has appointed Christoph Weber as CEO for SigmaNEST Systems GmbH, the company’s office in Dortmund, Germany. Weber is responsible for the daily operations of the office while managing sales and...

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CAD/CAM nesting software upgraded

May 19, 2014

Hypertherm has announced an upgrade to its ProNest® advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. ProNest 2015 offers improvements designed to make the software more efficient and easier to use. Among the new features are:IntelliChoice™, an automatic nesting process that makes...

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Pressure vessel production software allows import of part program files from CAD/CAM

May 5, 2014

New ProShell software package from HGG facilitates the design and fabrication of pressure vessels, spools, and nozzles on the company’s pressure vessel machinery. With it, users can design product profiles and profiling information in MDI, view profiles with a 3-D viewer, and divide them into...

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SigmaTEK opens office in Germany

May 5, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a Cincinnati-based provider of CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, has opened a global office in Dortmund, Germany. SigmaNEST Systems GmbH provides software sales, support, training, and consulting services to fabricators throughout the region. The new...

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SigmaTEK launches new interactive website

April 28, 2014

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting and material optimization software in Cincinnati, has launched an interactive website at Visitors will find company news, events, and support, along with information about such software products as SigmaNEST, SigmaTUBE,...

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CAD/CAM programming/nesting software simplifies part program creation

April 28, 2014

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has released Columbus III™ version 1.2, a CAD/CAM programming and nesting software designed for plasma, oxyfuel, laser, and waterjet cutting. The new release provides improved CAD functionality, with a standard shape library that simplifies part program...

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Delcam donates more than 1,000 Delcam University courses to SkillsUSA

March 31, 2014

Delcam has donated more than 1,000 Delcam University courses, with a total value close to $300,000, to SkillsUSA. The organization serves teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations. SkillsUSA programs also help to...

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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 | By David Ferguson, John Kubit

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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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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