What's old is new again. Standalone computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) has been the largest segment of CAM software for years, but many users are just now discovering what some veteran computer numerical control (CNC) programmers have known for decades—integration between CAD and CAM offers unique benefits that deserve serious consideration.
- Describe the history of CAM, both integrated and standalone
- Define integrated CAM
- Compare the value of integrated CAM versus standalone CAM
- List the benefits of an integrated CAD/CAM workflow