Find software for any industrial application on DirectIndustry
Cadalyst invites you to come visit DirectIndustry. DirectIndustry is an online industrial trade show which presents industrial IT and automation products from leading manufacturers. Here you can find PDM software, CAM software and simulation software for all your design, manufacturing and maintenance needs.
Computer-aided manufacturing or CAM software is used by designers and machinists combined to manufacture workpieces using CNC machine tools. In most cases, the CAM software uses the part designed by a CAD software and converts the dimensions of the part into a G-code. The part can be 2-D or 3-D and the CAM software can control up to 5-axes depending on the complexity of the manufacturing process.
Product life-cycle management or PLM software is used to centralize all the information concerning the life of a product. Engineers use PLM software to access product information such as the initial CAD design, to the Bill of Materials ranging up to the sales and marketing statistics of the finished product. PLM software saves valuable time for manufacturers, enabling them to access and manage all product data through a single software.
DirectIndustry also has an entire category devoted to hardware, were you can find industrial PCs for your application. Most manufacturers that specialize in automation have their own range of industrial PCs. The IPC is primarily used for process control and data acquisition. Their construction differs from consumer PCs as they can be integrated on DIN rails, racks and as panel PCs.