Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing.
Design and manufacturing by means of a computer system, as in the creation of complex wiring diagrams, the design of coordinated machine parts, etc.
(Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) The integration of designing by computer and manufacturing by computer. The electronic image of products designed in CAD programs are translated into a numerical control programming language, which generates the instructions for the machine that makes it (see numerical control). CAD designs are also converted into slices for rapid manufacturing (see 3D printing).CADD/CAMThe second D in CADD/CAM refers to the drafting component. CADD stands for computer-aided design and drafting.
The use of computers and software in both the design and manufacture of a product. For example, a machine part, aircraft component, or boat hull can be designed with a CAD program that can provide the final design instructions for use in a computer-driven, automated fabrication and assembly process. See also CAD.
(computing, manufacturing) Combination of Computer Aided Design with Computer Aided Manufacturing.