computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing

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com·put·er-aid·ed de·sign/com·put·er-aid·ed man·u·fac·tur·ing

(CAD/CAM) (kŏm-pyūtĕr-ādĕd dĕ-zīn, manyū-fakchŭr-ing)
Process by which an object is designed on a computer before information is transferred to a device that produces the item according to determined design specification; used in fabrication of crowns.
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