CAD, CAM and Related Software

CAD/CAM Software is used to generate part designs and then CNC machining programs corresponding to part designs. Short for “computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing,” these systems create these programs for CNC machine tools. In general, CAM development has proceeded along two different tracks. Geometry-based CAM systems used in die/mold machining and other applications focus on complex milled geometries. Algorithms provide specific and efficient ways for machining complex geometries with both high precision and long tool life. By contrast, feature-based CAM systems are generally used in the production machining of geometrically simpler components. 
Brendan Feely of Alpha Precision checks an injection mold
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CAD/CAM Platform Serves as a Communication Tool for a Moldmaker

CAD/CAM software for moldmaking became one company’s “universal translator,” smoothing communication and interoperability between client, designer, machinist and machine. 
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Looking at the Benefits of Cloud-Based CAM

VisualCAM from MecSoft will enable users to instantly share and alter CAD/CAM files in a web browser through Onshape.
SmartCAM features New Mill/Turn Sub-Spindle and B-axis Support, Morph Pattern Roughing.
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