CAD/CAM Software

CAD/CAM Machining Software: The Latest Trends and Advances

Nothing is changing faster or more profoundly than the software used to design and machine parts. To help shops keep up with the latest competitive advances being introduced on the shop floor, here is a report on some of the newest CAD/CAM software.
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CAD/CAM Software: Articles

Report Lists Vero as Top CAM Software Supplier

Market Share of NC Providers Based on Industrial Seats Installed (source : CIMData).
The CIMdata report shares details in how the company has more than doubled the number of installed software licenses compared to other vendors in the CAM market sector.

Applied Software Partners with Tekni to Provide CAM Solutions

With expertise in manufacturing, both software suppliers are uniquely positioned to deliver workflow enhancements that improve efficiency and reduce costs across the entire manufacturing process, from concept through production.

GibbsCAM International Conference is Largest Ever

The 24th annual Reseller conference held in Las Vegas established itself as a worldwide presence, with representatives of nearly 20 different countries in attendance. 

Creative CNC Becomes a Siemens PLM Partner

The company is now able to distribute Siemens’ NXTM software for CAD and CAM sales in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.

Vero Software Hosts Largest Ever Reseller Conference

One of the many presentations held at the Global Reseller Conference.
Delegates from more than 35 countries and 259 independent specialists representing 1,500 years of CAM experience all congregated to see the latest product developments, discuss future direction, and get insight into strategic business plans.

 

CAD/CAM Software: Products

Composite Laying Simulation Becomes a Reality

Just as it does in conventional machining, NCSIMUL Machine 9.1 from SPRING Technologies decodes all types of NC programs, representing the complete machine environment in 3D to identify and analyze programming errors and collisions. The “Composite” option of this version also enables a dynamic representation of fiber ribbon laying, taking into consideration the 3D form of the carbon fiber. The positioning of each fiber in the ribbon is managed independently.
The latest version of NCSIMUL Machine 9.1, the flagship machining simulation software from SPRING Technologies,now makes it possible to replicate material laying processes executed by numerical control machines.

Import 3D Models for Machining or Modifying Workholding Devices

The GibbsCAM–SpaceClaim Add-in from Gibbs and Associates installs dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) that enable the simple file transfer between the two products. It is available, free of charge, for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of GibbsCAM.

Advanced CAM Technology Reduces CNC Machining Time and Extends Tool Life

SolidCAM's Advanced Mill-Turn.
The latest version of SolidCAM2014 from SolidCAM UK has more than 100 new enhancements across its modules, including 2.5D Milling, HSS, 3D HSM, Simultaneous 5-Axis Milling, iMachining 2D and 3D, Turning and Advanced Mill-Turn for multi-turret and multi-spindle machines, as well as the Solid Probe module.