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Computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) now covers all aspects of engineering design and manufacture and top to bottom involvement of designers, cost accountants and factory floor operators who set up sophisticated machines to provided specs. Integrated CAD/CAM is an essential tool for New Zealand manufacturers and engineers to compete with international players sheltering behind cheap labour. Case studies, success stories and relevant software feature every month.


By Romy Udanga Still hot from its launch in New Zealand last month, SolidWorks 2012 is being touted by engineering design specialists as, among others, key to significantly improve the performance of Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 catamaran to be raced in the Americas Cup in 2013 in San Francisco; further diversify and develop Fletcher Aluminium’s window and door hardware systems; and help SMC Pneumatics clients visualise parts and assemblies in 3D environment. Continue →
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