Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fiat-Chrysler Computer Aided Manufacturing

Computer aided manufacturing, also known as CAM, is the process of controlling manufacturing machinery with computer software. The main objective of computer aided manufacturing is to create consistent products and speed up production time. CAM is categorized as a numerical control programming tool. Computer aided manufacturing does not mean the elimination of the need for skilled workers. CAM just helps to assist the worker in doing the job more effectively.

Commercial use for CAM began in automotive companies. The fiat-chrysler computer aided manufacturing program is one example of an automotive company that currently uses CAM. Chrysler suppliers were using a program called CATIA for over 20 years and have now recently switched to Fiat. The downside of CAM is that it cannot reason and comprehend like human beings can. Computer aided manufacturing is evolving and the software is becoming more difficult to grasp for the average worker. The skill set needed to run CAM software is extensive and currently there is a shortage of qualified machinists in America. 

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