What is computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software?
Computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software is used to design and manufacture prototypes, finished products, and production runs of products.
How do I use CAD/CAM?
CAD/CAM applications are used to both design a product and program manufacturing processes, specifically, CNC machining. CAM software uses the models and assemblies created in CAD software, like Fusion 360, to generate toolpaths that drive machine tools to turn designs into physical parts. CAD/CAM software is used to design and manufacture prototypes, finished parts, and production runs.
Integrated CAD/CAM software
Fusion 360 eliminates your disconnected design to manufacturing process with a single, integrated CAD/CAM platform. Communicate with your customers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders to get your part manufactured on time, the first time.
Easily import files with a comprehensive set of data translators for 50 different file types.
Direct edit existing features or model fixtures for the imported model with integrated CAD.
Maintain control of who has access to view, comment, and edit on projects.
Matsuura is winning the profit game, gaining competitive advantage by using generative design to automatically create custom workpiece-holding fixtures, and printing them in high-strength polymer overnight.