CAD for CAM
Ensure manufacturability in design with 3D CAD software created specifically for CAM applications
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Seamless data transfer between the design and production stages of the product lifecycle is crucial to ensure manufacturability and production efficiency. Hexagon’s specialised computer-aided design (CAD) for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solutions bridge the gap from design to manufacturing, enabling efficient and accurate production.
3D computer-aided design (CAD) software is commonly used alongside or even to replace manual drafting processes in product design. Working in 3D CAD software enables engineers to automate elements of the design process and more accurately model and visualise designs, and to test them via simulation in computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. However, CAD software itself does not necessarily ensure the part design is manufacturable and can be produced at the correct quality.
Hexagon’s dedicated CAD for CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) solutions are designed to create a seamless workflow from 3D modelling to production. Powerful computer aided design capabilities allow designers and engineers the freedom to explore multiple designs and optimise the best candidates before exporting directly to the CAM software for manufacturing.
We’re climbing the automation curve
Our transition to Intelligent automation is accelerating. Ultimately, our innovations will give rise to new technologies and applications - many of which we’ve yet to imagine. Today, every Hexagon solution is mapped and tagged according to its level of automation, so customers can clearly track our progress towards the freedom of autonomy.
Human performs all tasks, no data being used
Human is in charge of performing tasks but certain functions are automated to simplify control
Some tasks are automated so that operation can be autonomous for short periods (or within specific circumstances)
Autonomous operation is possible within certain bounds, but human intervention may be necessary at short notice
Designed to complete required tasks autonomously, but may require human intervention if circumstances change beyond specific bounds
Control tasks automated under all conditions, but human may request to take over; can complete all expected tasks without human intervention
Our sustainability influence
Our solutions create meaningful improvements in quality, efficiency, productivity, and safety – the antidotes to the status quo of waste, pollution, diminishing margins, and increased risk. Explore the highlighted products helping industry address environmental challenges in land, air and water.
Products that make an environmental impact in forest monitoring, material reusability, farming or water usage.
Products that make an environmental impact in renewable energy, noise pollution elimination and e-mobility.
Products that make an environmental impact in saving our oceans, reducing pollution and increasing access to clean water.