Origin of CAD/CAMC(omputer-)A(ided) D(esign)/C(omputer-)A(ided) M(anufacturing)
cad/cam - Computer Definition
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.
(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/CAM The second D in CADD/CAM refers to the drafting component. CADD stands for computer-aided design and drafting.