The Ins & Outs of CAM

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The Ins & Outs of CAM

Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) is the process of utilizing computer software to simplify and automate CNC machining and 3D printing. The software sends design data to a 3D printer or CNC machine tool, and the device follows the instructions to create the design. Used in a variety of industries, the two types of CAM are subtractive (eliminates material from a blank) and additive (adds material to create the design). CAM offers many unique advantages including easy implementation, complex design production, improvements in accuracy, and eliminating unnecessary waste. When considering CAM, research how the process can help streamline the design and manufacturing processes.