Term: CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing)
CAD/CAM refers to computer software that is used to both design and manufacture products. CAD/CAM applications are used to both design a product and program manufacturing processes, specifically, CNC (computer numerical control) machining. CAD/CAM software is most often used for machining of prototypes and finished parts.
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