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Computer-aided design. Engineer measuring a component with calipers. He is taking measurements for use in a CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) system. CAD is a tool that allows objects to be designed in three dimensions and tested before they are built. CAM takes the 3D models generated by CAD and produces code from them for the objects manufacture by machine tools, such as lathes.
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