Autodesk Inc. and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills are joining forces to develop the first-ever standards and credentials for computer aided manufacturing/machining (CAM).
The partnership will support CAM training programs by developing industry standards for education and training CAM programmers.
The standards will help education and training programs meet demands for skilled CAM programmers, designers and engineers.
CAM lets manufacturers efficiently adjust their processes to decrease cycle times, reduce scrapped parts and materials and improve part quality.
“Companies in technologically-advanced industries are becoming much more reliant on the use of information technology through CAM software to develop high-value-added products and materials,” said NIMS Executive Director James Wall. “In the next decade, nearly a million jobs will require the technical skills needed to operate CAM software.”