12-1-2011-11-00-25-amDid you know that CAD technology came about, in part, to feed our growing need for advanced manufacturing processes? By the 1970s, even the best machine operators couldn’t manually generate the instructions for machining complex automotive and aerospace shapes and 3D CAD emerged as a way to automate the creation of these machine instructions.

Today, CAD models do quadruple duty, enabling us collaborate about design intent, set up simulations and create pretty renderings as well as starting the machine instruction process. How can we better leverage the CAD model in CAM?

Read more at the PTC Creo blog and join the conversation!

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