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What Is CAD/CAM Software?

CAD (computer-assisted design) and CAM (computer-assisted manufacturing) software has replaced manual drafting of shapes and objects and the manual control of machines to produce the desired parts...

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Do I Need Sheet Metal Software?

The use of sheet metal software in part fabrication offers advantages that allow steel fabrication shops to improve their operations. Sheet metal fabrication facilities that...

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How Do I Achieve Better Sheet Utilization?

When a fabrication facility optimizes its use of sheet metal, costs go down because there is less waste and productivity goes up because jobs take less time....

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What's The Impact Of Optimizing My Tool Path?

The tool path optimization feature of SMP/IS can reduce time spent punching sheet metal by up to 50 percent or more through a mathematical optimization process...

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The Journey: DXF To G-Code

Sheet metal fabrication shops have to work with many different file types as their customers place parts orders using output files from their own CAD programs...

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Ready For A New CNC Machine?

When you need a new CNC machine, either to replace an existing one that has reached the end of its life cycle or to expand production, you have to consider...

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What Is Your CAD
File Type?

Your CAD software uses either a proprietary file format or an open format that satisfies a common standard. Importing different file types is a complicated...

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The Positive Effects of the Multiples Preview Window

Merry Mechanization's SMP sheet metal fabrication software lets programmers optimize sheet metal use by making it easy to adjust all the factors...

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