A Guide to Getting Started with CAM

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So...You Want to Get into CAM

A guide to taking the plunge into computer aided manufacturing

By Sharon Elaine Thompson

Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) are so closely aligned that you hear them spoken of in the same breath: CAD/CAM. Many jewelers have made the jump to CAD, but there are those who have not chosen to use the power of CAM in house for many reasons: the added equipment expense; the time needed to learn another machine, process, and/or material; and concerns about casting the photopolymer resins used in many 3-D printers.