May 28, 2017 | By Tess

Cadac Group, an information tech company that serves the Benelux region, has announced a new joint venture with Netherlands-based CAM specialist CNC Machineworks. Together, the companies will establish Cadac Group Digital Fabrication, which will consist of a new 3D printing fablab in Heerlen, The Netherlands called the Cadac Lab.

According to Cadac Group, the new Cadac Lab will have its grand opening on June 16th. At the event (which kicks off at 10am), visitors can expect to take a look at the digital design and production spaces that the center offers and will even be able to participate in hands on workshops.

The fabrication lab will be the home of numerous manufacturing technologies and processes, including a Haas VF-1 5-axis vertical machining center, a Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D printer, and extensive design tools and software.

More specifically, the fabrication lab will provide users with access to a variety of both integrated CAM systems (including Autodesk HSM and Fusion 360), as well as standalone CAM tools (such as PowerMill, PoweShape, and FeatureCAM). The Cadac Lab will also integrate systems for Internet of Things solutions, virtual and augmented reality (they cite the Microsoft Holosens, for instance), and generative design (such as Autodesk Within and Nastran).

At our head office in Heerlen, we have kitted out a workshop where our consultants and customers can try out their designs for feasibility and quality,” reads the Cadac Group Digital Fabrication page.

The additive manufacturing and design lab, which has been certified as a Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC), can reportedly be rented out by companies or organizations who wish to use the facility to test their engineering parts and products using state of the art systems and technology. In this sense, the Cadac Lab is aiming to become a total solutions supplier for CAM-based mechanical engineering projects.

In addition to consulting and testing products, the Cadac Group Digital Fabrication initiative also offers training programs, as well as support for companies seeking to implement CAM and 3D printing technologies.

The grand opening of the new Cadac Lab in Heerlen will take place on June 16, 2017 and will feature a presentation by Professor dr. Jens Müller about the future of design and fabrication processes.

Cadac Group was founded 31 years ago and has specialized in the “business of creating, managing, and sharing digital design information” since.



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