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CAD/CAM in Practice

A Manager’s Guide to Understanding and Using CAD/CAM

  • Authors
  • A. J. Medland
  • Piers Burnett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 9-10
  3. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 11-30
  4. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 31-52
  5. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 53-83
  6. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 85-103
  7. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 105-128
  8. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 129-141
  9. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 143-152
  10. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 153-164
  11. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 165-179
  12. A. J. Medland, Piers Burnett
    Pages 181-196
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 197-227

About this book

Introduction

Little more than a decade ago computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) was a very esoteric field indeed, not one that was of much practical concern to a manager or industrialist unless his business was on the scale of, say, a major automobile manufacturer or in a field of high technology such as aerospace. Like so much else, this situation was revo­ lutionized by the invention of the silicon chip, the arrival of the micro­ processor and the dramatic fall in the cost of computer hardware. Today, CAD/CAM has spread down the market, and down the price scale, to the point at which it is both a feasible and an affordable technology for a wide range of small-and medium-sized companies in areas as various as architec­ ture and general engineering, plastic moulding and consumer electronics. But the explosion - there is no other word for it - in the variety and capabilities of CAD/CAM systems, and their spectacular climb to the top of the hi-tech hit parade, has placed the potential purchaser and user of the new technology in a difficult position. On the one hand he is assured, not least by the manufacturers of CAD/CAM equipment, that a failure to invest in it will leave his company stranded in the industrial Stone Age.

Keywords

CADAM Constructive Solid Geometry Plot Plotter computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) design electronics geometry model modeling simulation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-7120-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7122-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7120-5
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