Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technologies  make the production of parts and products easier, faster, and more reliable.  Find the latest information on CAM technology.

New Waveform roughing in less than half the time with WorkNC 2016

What would you give to reduce machining time by 10%? By 20%?  What if you could reduce it by 50%?

Geometric launches CAMWorks® 2016

The latest release of Geometric’s award-winning suite of 3D CNC machining applications enhances productivity, advances machining capabilities, and improves user experience

05/10/2015 - Delcam upgrades integrated CAM for SolidWorks

Delcam has launched the 2016 release of its Delcam for SolidWorks integrated CAM software for SolidWorks. This includes a range of enhancements, in particular more options for the Vortex high-efficiency area-clearance strategy, faster creation of multiple set-ups, more efficient turning and user-interface improvements to make programming even easier and faster.

05/10/2015 - Delcam makes modelling easier, simulation faster in $149 ArtCAM Express CADCAM

Delcam has made a number of enhancements to its ArtCAM Express software, including changes to make modelling easier and to speed up machining simulation. The price of this entry-level version of the company’s ArtCAM artistic CADCAM system, which is designed for hobbyists and users new to CNC machining, remains at US$149, £99 or 125 Euros.   

Delcam adds automatic collision avoidance to PowerINSPECT inspection software

Delcam has released the 2015 version of its PowerINSPECT inspection system, the world’s leading hardware-independent metrology software.  The new version includes automatic collision avoidance, faster import of large CAD files, quicker preparation of longer inspection reports, and improved display of results from point-cloud data, plus many other customer-requested enhancements.

Pete Baxter is the new Delcam vice-president

Manufacturing software developer Delcam announces that Pete Baxter has been appointed to lead Delcam in the new role of Vice President.  Pete joins Delcam from its parent company, Autodesk, Inc, where he was a Vice President of Sales and served as the country manager for Autodesk in the United Kingdom.

Delcam CRISPIN announces winner of its Global Footwear Design Competition

Delcam CRISPIN – in partnership with – has chosen the winner of its Global Footwear Design Competition.  Ekaterina Gapeeva, a shoe designer from Minsk in Belarus, was chosen as the overall winner from the many entries, based on her design’s creative flair, commercial potential and impressive use of Delcam CRISPIN’s ShoeMaker software, the package used to create all of the entries.  

Surfcam at Solidworks World 2015

Cheltenham, United Kingdom – Valued for its ability to generate flawless toolpath while maintaining ease of use, the Surfcamcomputer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) solution by Vero Software will be exhibited Feb. 8-11 at Solidworks World 2015, hosted at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tebis 3.5 for manufacturing

Last month, Al Dean took a look at the tools inside Tebis to assist with design. This month, he concludes with a look at what Tebis has for those looking to take those parts into production using a variety of methods

A CAMWorks First Time User Talks


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Delcam CRISPIN’s ShoeMaker Pro 2015 gives faster footwear design

Delcam CRISPIN has launched the 2015 release of its ShoeMaker Pro CAD software for the design of all types of footwear.  The new version incorporates improvements to the last import wizard, the introduction of style-line templates to speed up the creation of classic shoe designs, more flexibility in the modelling of heels, and the ability to create tuned flattening-parameter files based on existing lasts and production flattenings.

Delcam’s ArtCAM Pro includes more modelling tools with real-time updating

Delcam has added a new ‘putty’ tool to the 2015 release of its ArtCAM Pro CADCAM software for artistic applications, allowing even more complex 3D shapes to be created with the program.  In addition, many of the modelling options, including the new tool, now show the results of changes in real time.

Delcam releases new PowerMILL CAM for five-axis and high-speed machining

Delcam has released the 2015 R2 version of its PowerMILL programming software for five-axis and high-speed machining.  The new release includes improvements in toolpath simulation and verification, area clearance and drilling, plus more options for customisation by users.

Delcam extends support for multi-tasking machines in new PartMaker CAM

Delcam has released PartMaker 2015, the latest version of its PartMaker CAM software for programming CNC mills, lathes, wire EDM equipment, turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes.  Major highlights of PartMaker 2015 include improved support for today’s latest breed of multi-tasking machine tools, such as vertical mill-turns, more powerful milling and turning functionality, and a unique approach to post processing for multi-axis turn-mill centres and Swiss-type lathes, among other productivity enhancements.

Siemens PLM acquires Camstar for CAM and management tools

More leverage for working with big data in factory design and automation.

Delcam to hold webinars on Vortex high-efficiency roughing

Delcam is to present a series of webinars on its Vortex high-efficiency roughing strategy, which has been shown to achieve savings of up to 90% in the time needed for area clearance.

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