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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Enhanced CAD/CAM nesting software facilitates use of irregular-shaped sheets, plates

July 30, 2009

Striker Systems, a sheet metal manufacturing software developer, has announced the release of STRIKER 2010 Sheet Metal CAD/CAM & Nesting.Driven by customer input, STRIKER 2010 offers many enhancements...

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CAM nesting software enhanced

July 14, 2009

MTC Software, a Hypertherm brand, has launched the latest version of its CAM nesting software, ProNest 2010. The software incorporates improvements to standard features, optional modules, and machine...

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JETCAM signs new dealer for Slovenia, Croatia

July 14, 2009

Jetcam Intl. s.a.r.l., Monaco, has signed sister companies ITS d.o.o and ITRC d.o.o. as new resellers for its sheet metal and aerospace CAD/CAM nesting software for the Slovenian and Croatian...

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Software evolves to take a humanlike approach

July 6, 2009

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Nesting software has evolved to the point where it can "see" shape contours and can determine how they best fit together.

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Armored and ready to make a difference

June 2, 2009

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Doug Bergeson of Bergeson Technology, Dawson, Minn., saw the carnage that improvised explosive devices caused in Iraq, so when he came on, he worked on a solution. He has one now and wants others to know about it.

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Delcam announces new hires

May 7, 2009

Software provider Delcam is introducing two new staff members at the EASTEC exhibition May 19 to 21 in Springfield, Mass. David Gray has joined the company as sales engineer for the Southeast U.S.,...

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Heavy hauling, heavy fabricating

May 1, 2009

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Ohio-based Diamond heavy-haul found efficiency in its cutting operations through nesting software by managing remnants and reducing scrap.

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JETCAM Italia opens in Italy

April 14, 2009

JETCAM Intl. has announced the opening of JETCAM Italia S.r.l. as a distributor in Milan, Italy. The move is in response to continued strong business in the region and increased interest from Italian...

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AHSS materials added to die design, forming software database

April 14, 2009

AutoForm now includes material data for a number of SSAB advanced high-strength steels (AHSSs) in its software systems for die design and sheet metal forming simulation.SSAB is the first carbon steel...

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Modeling in a 3-D CAD system

March 1, 2009

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Among the tools in the 3-D CAD toolkit—extrudes, revolves, sweeps, and lofts—the first two can be used to create identical parts, but they don't work the same way. Depending on which process you choose, the time the computer needs to model and rebuild the part can vary substantially.

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CAD/CAM nesting software enhanced

February 10, 2009

Jetcam Intl. has announced the release of version 16.06.00 of Expert CAD/CAM nesting software for punching and profiling machines.Tool teach facilities have been added, which allow the company's...

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Dimensioning in a 3-D CAD system

February 1, 2009

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Columnist Gerald Davis explains that preparing a 3-D CAD model without dimensions may look great, but it doesn't really do anybody any good. For example, a 3-D CAD model with dimensions helps quality control inspectors.

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MTC now a part of Hypertherm

January 8, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the...

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Hypertherm acquires MTC

January 8, 2009

Hypertherm, a provider of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has announced the acquisition of the core assets of MTC Software, a developer of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software used by the...

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MRP system integrates with provider's CAM, nesting software, or stands alone

December 16, 2008

Jetcam Intl. has introduced a comprehensive MRP system suitable for all types of manufacturing companies, from one-off and small-batch manufacturers to process manufacturers and high-volume/repetitive...

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