How Highly-automated CAM is Helping Manufacturers Perform Better

In today’s competitive market, increasing pressure is being placed on manufacturers. Tied into that pressure is the need to expedite production and bring products to the market faster than ever before. Meeting those needs while keeping part quality at a premium hasn’t been the easiest package to deliver. That is, until highly automated CAM changed everything. 

Understanding the importance of efficiency in high-level manufacturing, the designers behind CAM sought to create a solution that digitized the design and manufacturing process, while connecting the various types of software from every aspect of the part-making process. It also allows companies to capture and reuse data, minimize waste, and increase overall efficiency. With CAM, manufacturers can now pivot quickly when digital threats arise.


Today, we’re taking an in-depth look at highly automated CAM, or Computer-Aided Manufacturing. Here to help us understand how this technology works are Sashko Kurciski, leader of the marketing efforts for Siemens part manufacturing software portfolio, and Rahul Garg, Industry Leader for Siemens Industrial Machinery.

In this episode, you’ll hear about how CAM links manufacturing, engineering, and production, resulting in better efficiency and simplified communication across the board. Sashko and Rahul will also share a couple of real-world examples of early adopters to CAM, and you’ll hear how manufacturers are differentiating themselves by taking advantage of this technology. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • A breakdown of CAM software and how it helps manufacturers (2:38)
  • One example of a highly automated CAM solution (4:51)
  • The shared goal of modern manufacturers (6:58)
  • Why software connectivity is so essential (10:05)
  • How the digital twin saves time (13:51)
  • The role of additive manufacturing in part production (16:59)
  • How digitalization helped a Netherlands-based manufacturer perform better (18:25)
  • The link between automation and efficiency (20:49)

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