CAM Standards and Credentials

Autodesk and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) partner to establish the first-ever industry standards to equip students and workers with in-demand CAM skills and credentials.


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Autodesk Inc., a developer of 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) have partnered to develop the first-ever industry recognized CAM standards and credentials, which will enhance education and training programs to meet 21st century demands for skilled CAM programmers, designers and engineers. This should account for almost 100,000 new jobs by 2024, according to EMSI Analysis.

To help develop these standards, Autodesk and NIMS recruited industry leaders to participate in a Technical Work Group, whose kick-off meeting was held this past June. Industry experts from major companies including Google, NASA, DMG / MORI Seiki USA, HAAS Automation, Delcam, Parker Hannifin/Sandia National Laboratory and Monkey Likes Shiny participated in the session and will lead the Technical Work Group.

After development of the skills standards, NIMS will conduct a rigorous national validation process, holding regional reviews of the standards by industrial professionals, before releasing the standards to the public.

For more information on CAM standard and credential development, contact NIMS Director of Marketing, Christine Hubley here.