CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing. CAD/CAM software is used to design and manufacture prototypes, finished products, and production runs. An integrated CAD/CAM system offers one complete solution for design through manufacturing.
What is CAD/CAM used for?
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 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.
Expert CAD/CAM software
Prepare your designs for manufacture with PowerShape, create 5-axis precision toolpaths to machine parts with PowerMill, and inspect finished parts with multiple devices using PowerInspect.
Modeling for manufacture
A modeling for manufacture toolkit. Discover how PowerShape combines the strengths of surface, solid, and mesh modeling to prepare molds, dies, and complex parts for manufacture. (video: 1:43 min.)
Maximize machine efficiency and part quality. Import PowerShape models into PowerMill and create precision high-speed and multi-axis toolpaths for molds, dies, and highly complex components. (video: 1:33 min.)
Compare your finished part against the PowerShape CAD data with PowerInspect. Inspect parts on the shop floor, in the inspection room, or integrate inspection routines on the machine tool. (video: 1:33 min.)
Magna Advanced Technologies produces prototypes and tooling for the highly competitive automotive market. PowerMill and PowerShape enable the firm to design and manufacture complex parts faster while conserving capital expenditure.