CAD -computer aided design
CAM - computer-aided manufacturing
This is where computer systems are used to design and manufacture products. CAD/CAM means that an engineer can use the computerised system both for designing a product and for controlling manufacturing processes. For example, once a design has been produced with the CAD component, the design itself can control the machines that construct the part.
Coupled with the investment in CNC - computer controlled machinery, First Components Limited have also invested in the latest market leading CAD / CAM software. With products from Autodesk in the form of Auto CAD along with with specific packages from One CNC and Camteck for control over the CNC millers, Lathes and Wire erosion machines. To oversee the production operation environment PSL Datatrack provides a market leading fully integrated manufacturing system.
AutoCAD is the worlds leading computer aided design package and industry standard and the most widely used computer aided design software in engineering. AutoCAD is a collection of programs for two and three dimensional design of physical objects. Providing the software solution to design, visualise and design from conceptual design through drafting and detailing.
OneCNC CAD / CAM system
OneCNC is the probably the most complete CAD / CAM system for modeling surfaces and solids with integrated CNC machining available in the world today. A complete solution software for toolmakers, pattern makers, and mold makers for designing, modeling and machining their parts. Designing and creating fast efficient CNC machine code.
Camtek PEPS SolidCut Wire EDM CAD CAM software
This is a cam package for use with wire erosion machines. SolidCut will produce reliable programs that make the best of your machine tools technology with the shortest lead times. Reduce scrap. SolidCut EDM uses expert cutting technology that decides the best cutting conditions based on the precision and surface finish required for a part. Integrates with CAD files from all leading cad systems.
The system is purpose designed for managing the batch manufacturing of components, assemblies and finished product. It is fully integrated and controls all aspects of the manufacturing process from quotation to invoice, including purchasing, scheduling and stock control.
Ultimaker 2 - 3D Printer
The Ultimaker 2 is one of the most advanced, accurate and reliable desktop 3D printers around.
First Components Limited have invested in the latest market leading CAD / CAM software with products from Autodesk, Auto CAD, along with with packages from One CNC and Camteck for control over the CNC millers, Lathes and Wire erosion machines. PSL Datatrack provides a market leading fully integrated manufacturing system.