The integration of CAD and CAM

  • D. A. Milner
  • V. C. Vasiliou


For a number of years, computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacture (CAM) have existed separately. The activities within CAD have been centred around analysing and optimizing particular designs, finite element analysis being one example. Within CAM, the data processing capabilities of computers have been exploited for production scheduling and inventory control, while the mathematical capabilities have been exploited for aiding the production of NC tapes. Until fairly recently, CAD and CAM had been developed separately within the design and production functions of companies, each function seeking to exploit computers in its own way.


Tool Path Engineering Drawing Graphic Terminal Interactive Graphic System Data Processing Capability 
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  • V. C. Vasiliou

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