CAD/CAM Connect, Expand Online Machining Marketplace

Feb. 7, 2014
New Partnership Creates a One-Stop Destination for Information on Machine Products, Services and Vendors

The online marketplace for CAD/CAM products, machine tools and fabrication equipment just got a little bigger.

Online manufacturing resource CAD/CAM Connect has partnered with to expand on current site offerings and provide a one-stop destination for information on machine products, services and vendors. Community members now have the added benefit of searching for new and used machine tools and fabrication equipment.

The online hub shifts CNC machine, tool and fabrication equipment buyers away from traditional methods of purchasing directly from the dealer and towards a digital shopping experience.

"We're seeing a trend in the machine tool industry similar to car buying, where people go online to research, buy and sell," said Ken Wilson, founder, CEO of CAD/CAM Connect. "Buyers can filter by just about any relevant category, which drastically reduces the amount of time spent in the whole process. We want to address that need by making these functionalities available on our site."

CAD/CAM Connect adds's online marketplace for the metalworking industry, which features more than 222,000 new and used listings, to its own database. CAD/CAM Connect also inherits's directory of relevant companies, events, consumer reviews and wanted ads.

"Our goal has always been to make it easy for buyers to research, purchase, and save on CAD/CAM manufacturing products and services," said Wilson. "Building an online destination that aggregates the best suppliers, educational content and experts in one place is what we're all about. We're doing it for CAM software, ERP, CAD training, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and now CNC machinery, tooling and fabrication equipment. We selected because they map up best with our mission of providing buyer's choices on an easy-to-use platform with great customer support."