DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
The efficiency of CAD and CAM
Computer Aided Design (CAD) is mainly used for detailed engineering of 3D models and 2D drawings of physical components, but it is also used throughout the engineering process from conceptual design and layout of products. The designed product on the computer can be tested, modified and finalised for real production.
CAM is used for planning the different manufacturing operations to create a product. CAM involves milling, drilling, turning, punching, wire EDM (Electric discharge machining sometimes also referred to as spark eroding), knife, laser and plasma cutting and additive manufacturing (3D printing).
CAM uses data from CAD software to control automated machinery and generate tool paths to ensure the part machined is the same as the model.
At CFL, we run master-cam and auto-cad, the two most powerful sheet-metal software’s in the world, it gives us a comprehensive drafting solution for drawing preparation and all 2D geometry manipulation.
The 3D allows us to achieve powerful modelling functions which enable us to fullfill key operational demands in sheet metal manufacturing.
Customers have come to rely on our expertise with regard to design and we are always happy to look at drawings for alternative ideas to produce the end product, our door is always open.
We have a fully net-worked office and use other auto-cad based products. Drawings can be received via email, Fax and post in DWG, DXF, SAT and PDF formats.
Cheshunt Fabrications prides itself in the innovation afforded and the rapid development from customer input to prototype achievement.