Artificial Intelligence in CAD/CAM
CAD/CAM systems currently are undergoing major changes. These changes are due to the emerging new CAD/CAM systems that incorporate expertise or knowledge and are known as knowledge-based systems. Hence, the new CAD/CAM systems have some 'intelligence' in them. With the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI), the design lead time is claimed to be cut drastically in the process of redesigning or modifying the design for a new model. A new CAD/CAM system (ICAD) even claimed to cut down design time more than half in some cases. This drastic reduction of lead time has enhanced the competitiveness dramatically. This paper looks in-depth about the practicality of AI in CAD/CAM, evaluating on the current status of AI in CAD/CAM systems and compares the conventional CAD/CAM system with those that have AI.