CAD/CAM Software

Rebuilding American Manufacturing, One Veteran at a Time

A perfect storm: One million veterans leave the service every five years as a projected two million manufacturing jobs go unfilled in the U.S. over the next decade due to lack of skilled labor. Guest columnist John Woolever of Donaldson explains how veterans are forging new careers in metalworking through Workshops for Warriors – and how manufacturers can put skin in the game with support.
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CAD/CAM Software: Articles

Industry 4.0 for Sheet Metal Manufacturers

Factories in the future will be able to run automatically, for the most part. We are only at the start of this revolution, with a lot more development and integration to come, covering every aspect of a business and the performance of its machinery and resources.

Six Business Processes Every Shop Should Micromanage

In Industry 4.0, process micromanagement is the new baseline for shop operations, an opportunity to increase your bottom line in every step of your business. It’s a tough feat to accomplish, but the integrated MRP functions found in next generation nesting software can help you make it a reality. Here’s how.

Plasma Cutting Keeps Milk and Cheese on the Table

Tetra Pak uses Lantek Expert CADCAM software to laser cut large stainless steel sheet metal parts for diary and cheese processing vats. Here's how they do it.

CAD/CAM and the Smart Factory

Integrated sheet metal fabrication software is moving far beyond nesting and production functions to step into Industry 4.0 management of end-to-end data flow and business administration tasks.

When Less Is More

The automation behind CAM nesting software helps shops become more competitive by reducing non-cutting time and doing more with less. Here are some of the latest nesting software advances and proven ways to use them to help your shop operate more efficiently and further reduce costs.

 

CAD/CAM Software: Industry News

Lantek Partners with Nukon

Turkish cutting systems manufacturer Nukon will now supply Lantek software with their fiber laser cutting machines worldwide.

Radan Hires Presales Applications Engineer

William Betancourt now provides comprehensive sheet metal CAD/CAM support to users.

Lantek Opens New Office in UAE

This new location in Sharjah will support 500 current users, with plans to reach other Arabian Gulf countries.

 

CAD/CAM Software: Products

Intelligent Nesting Software Improves Sheet Yields up to 15 Percent

The intelligent sheet optimizing technology of V29 Nesting CAD/CAM software from BobCAD-CAM delivers advanced nesting power to increase material usage for sheet cutting on CNC mill, router, laser, plasma and waterjet machines.

Tracking and Nesting Software for Highly Effective Composite Fabrication

CrossTrack 4 composite manufacturing software from JETCAM can cost effectively trace rolls and kits of plies from arrival, across the cutting room through to departure.

One Digital Factory Platform, Endless Options

The unique software architecture of FASTSUITE Edition 2 digital factory software from CENIT can easily program robots and/or machine tools by using the process geometry defined on the workpiece and the available technology packages.