Industry 4.0 CAD/CAM

By: GeraldOchoa

What is Industry 4.0?

The idea of Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, is based on the use of digital technologies in manufacturing environments and the chain value of companies. Industry 4.0’s basic principle is that all interconnected machines and systems form an intelligent network that spans the entire value chain. These principles can be applied throughout the manufacturing value chain. Industry 4.0 can bring benefits to each element of the manufacturing value chain.

Information and design technologies are used to connect the physical world with the digital. This includes the use of information analysis tools to determine relationships between data and collaboration between physical devices (machine -machine connections and product -machine, system, etc.). To create an intelligent industry, or direct communication between the end user and systems, and optimize and interact the processes of design, research, development, production, logistics, and service provision. This new revolution is where CAD/CAM systems will be relevant as they will enable models to be designed, simulated and monitored without the need to stop production.

What is CAD/CAM?

If you don’t know what CAD/CAM stands for, it is (CAD) “computer-aided design” and (CAM) (computer-assisted manufacturing). These systems are used to design and fabricate shoes, electrodes and other items using a computer.

The “CAD/CAM” system is currently considered a distinct discipline. While both were originally created from engineering technology, the revit was seen as a computer technology while the CAM were semi-automatic sciences that allowed numerical mastery.


  • The main advantages of the CAM system include:
  • It allows you to get services of production planning and data management
  • It allows for a proper management of the processes that ensure the effective use and protection of data
  • It allows you to create and locate NC programs that allow for efficient machining.
  • It allows you to maximize the full range of production equipment, such as high speed and tornado machines, electrical discharge machining and high speed.

Concrete Applications of Industry 4.0

Aeronautics: Reduced fuel consumption, improved management effectiveness of staff in flight, cancellations and delays reduced, better management of maintenance plans, spare parts and overall optimization of flight schedule.

Rail transport: Real-time equipment diagnosis, predictive maintenance improvement and optimization of resource allocation decisions based on passenger volume