Autodesk has unveiled Autodesk CAM 360, the industry's first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
CAM 360 allows users to take advantage of collaboration tools and shared data storage, and provides users with 'unparalleled ease-of-use and flexibility'. Autodesk claims that CAM 360 allows users to engage with co-workers and customers, and turn around the demanding machining projects much faster than ever before.
Furthermore, CAM 360 is the 'multi-platform CNC programming solution that transcends the normal limitations associated with traditional desktop workflows'.
Since a difference of mere hours in the manufacturing process can impact delivery time, CAM 360 is built upon Autodesk's HSM technology, which it says improves efficiency and effectiveness for the entire supply chain.
CAM 360 builds upon Autodesk's existing suite of cloud service offerings for manufacturers. In addition to CAM 360, the company's manufacturing cloud service offerings include Autodesk PLM 360, Autodesk Sim 360 and Autodesk Fusion 360.
"Two years ago, we launched PLM 360, creating a new paradigm for product lifecycle management," said Robert "Buzz" Kross, senior VP at Autodesk. "In September 2012, we broke down the barriers to testing and analysis with Sim 360. Last year, we ushered in a new era of cloud-based design with Fusion 360. And now, Autodesk delivers the final piece of the solution -- manufacturing -- with CAM 360."