Computer-Assisted Design/Computer-Assisted Manufacturing

Translating design into practice is the very definition of industry, and management thought they could use computers and automation to handle a lot of the steps, especially those that required expensive and sometimes quarrelsome workers. CAD/CAM has proven an intense impetus for computer development, pushing hard for faster processing, better imaging, and better, more complicated data storage. It's corporate, and they have the money. A lot of this has filtered back to less intensive uses, giving new toys to masses who hadn't yet realized they wanted them.

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