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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Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi -

Lantek forms distribution agreement with Mitsubishi

September 18, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a developer of CAD/CAM/MES/ERP software for the metals industry in Miñano, Spain, has formed a distribution agreement with Mitsubishi Electric Mechatronics Software Corp., Japan, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. The agreement will lead to the...

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Nesting software updated for scribing, laser cutting

September 13, 2013

A new software update to Hypertherm's ProNest® CAD/CAM software is available for download at no charge to customers with a current ProNest subscription. Improvements to the software’s scribe text function allow users to add varied information to parts, such as heat number or customer ID. Users...

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Stand-alone application performs DFX validation of product designs -

Stand-alone application performs DFX validation of product designs

September 5, 2013

Geometric Ltd. has launched Geometric DFX, a stand-alone application for carrying out design for X (DFX) validation of product designs. Powered by the company's DFMPro® design-for-manufacturability system, the application uses the CGM 3-D modeling kernel from Spatial Corp. Spatial's 3-D...

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When nesting, does it pay to be the early bird? -

When nesting, does it pay to be the early bird?

September 5, 2013 | By Adria Iles

Country music legend Willie Nelson is credited with saying, “The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." It’s unlikely that Willie was reflecting on manufacturing. Regardless, his quote still summarizes perfectly one of the greatest challenges sheet metal fabricators face: When nesting, is it better to be early, or just in time?

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CAM, nesting software supports waterjet beveling -

CAM, nesting software supports waterjet beveling

September 3, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has introduced a new release of its Jetcam Expert CAM and nesting software that includes native support for beveling on compatible OMAX® CNC waterjet machines. The update to software and postprocessors, suitable for all sheet bevel cutting requirements, is available...

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Tool data management software helps streamline CAM simulation

August 29, 2013

TDM Systems has released TDM 4.6 tool data management software, designed for short implementation times and simplified use. Three-dimensional generators have been improved to help streamline CAM simulation. The 3D-Revolve Generator for rotationally symmetric tools and the 3D-Solid Converter help...

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Lantek Sheet Metal expands U.S. headquarters

August 28, 2013

Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, a provider of integrated CAD/CAM, nesting, MES, and ERP systems for the metalworking industry, will relocate to an expanded U.S. headquarters in Mason, Ohio. The new location will improve the support and training provided to clients, according to the company. An open...

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Jetcam announces U.K. expansion

August 27, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has announced the foundation of Jetcam UK Ltd. The new, separately owned company provides Jetcam CAM, nesting, and material management products, as well as pre- and postsales services, including training and technical support. In addition to traditional on-site...

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A solid model for modernizing a fabricator -

A solid model for modernizing a fabricator

July 11, 2013 | By Tim Heston

Matot, a small dumbwaiter manufacturer in the Chicago suburbs, is a microcosm of high-product-mix, low-volume manufacturing. Fabricators no longer make it work on the floor. Instead, they adjust the model to suit the process.

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Delcam acquires CAD CAM Systems to form Illinois office

July 8, 2013

Delcam has established a direct office in Illinois following its acquisition of its Rockford-based reseller, CAD CAM Systems Inc. CAD CAM Systems President Andy Bergstrom and the company’s staff have become direct employees of Delcam North America. This is the company's sixth direct office in...

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SigmaTEK puts CAD/CAM nesting program demo online

June 25, 2013

SigmaTEK has launched a demo page of its SigmaNEST Version 10 CAD/CAM nesting program at The new release features an advanced nesting engine offering speed, material savings, and automation, the company reports. The site contains an interactive look at the new...

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CAD/CAM software based on artificial intelligence -

CAD/CAM software based on artificial intelligence

June 19, 2013

Lantek has launched a new 2013 version of its CAD/CAM software. It features new developments for efficient nesting, punching, machining, and tube profile cutting, as well as ways to control simple to sophisticated data in a manufacturing plant. It is compatible with all machine makes and can be...

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CAD viewer update offered free of charge -

CAD viewer update offered free of charge

June 19, 2013

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l. has released an update to its free CAD viewer supporting all major 2-D CAD formats. The application is lightweight, requires no registration to download and use, and does not need any CAD applications to be installed to view the files. The update can view files located...

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SigmaTEK appoints VP of finance -

SigmaTEK appoints VP of finance

June 18, 2013

SigmaTEK Systems LLC, a provider of CAD/CAM nesting software and manufacturing process automation, has announced that Anthony Turner, CPA, has joined the company as vice president of finance. Turner's background includes financial management, mergers and acquisitions, accounting, and financial...

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Cost estimating software updated with new features

June 4, 2013

MTI Systems Inc. has released Costimator® version 12 software for estimating and quoting parts. The updated material wizard allows users to account for material drop (scrap), minimum lot charges, and surcharges. New cost models include painting, routing, cycle time complete, waterjet, laser,...

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