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Gerard  Kolsteren


CAD/CAM Engineer

Gilze en Rijen, Netherlands

Would you like to start with CAD and / or CAM? I can help you.

Extensive practical experience in machining (+25 years) | Extensive experience with various CAD and CAM systems (+20 years) | Extensive experience in the High Tech Industry | Extensive experience in providing various training courses


CAD software
CAD drawing software
CAD drawing apps
CAD design
3D CAD software
CAM for CNC machining
Autodesk Fusion 360


Freelance Practical instructor CAD / CAM / CNC and conventional machining

Summa College - Techniek Academie Brabant te Den Bosch

01 Dec 2017 - 01 Jun 2019 (1 years, 5 months)

Guiding, motivating and training level 2 and 3 BBL students to CNC and conventional machiner. I also provided CAD and CAM programming training at this school.

CAD/CAM Engineer

FMI Precision

01 Feb 2011 - 01 Jun 2011 (3 months)

TopSolid CAM programming work for multi-axis CNC turning and milling combinations and 5-axis Hermle CNC milling machines.

Freelance CAD/CAM Engineer

Various clients

01 Jan 2011 - 01 May 2020 (9 years, 3 months)

Programming CAM with EdgeCam, HyperMill and HyperCad and designing clamping tools and fixtures by means of CAD. All this in a wide variety of projects, mainly for the High tech industry.

CAD/CAM Engineer

Machinefabriek Gebrs. Frencken B.V.

01 Jun 2008 - 01 Jan 2011 (2 years, 6 months)

3D design of parts, molds and other clamping means and TopSolid programming work for 3- and 5-axis Hermle, Mikron and Fehlmann CNC milling machines.

CAD/CAM Engineer

FMI Touw

01 Mar 2007 - 01 Jun 2008 (1 years, 3 months)

Fully independent CAM programming with Cimatron of 3D products. These products were produced on CNC milling machines. Devising, developing and producing complex clamping tools and fixtures to be able to process the products for customer-specific requirements.


Kolsteren CNC

01 Jul 2001 - 01 Mar 2007 (5 years, 7 months)

Kolsteren CNC produced customer-specific parts made on two 3-axis CNC milling machines and a CNC lathe with bar feeder. Everything was programmed with EZcam. Kolsteren CNC stopped in 2007 because of the declining income.

CNC miller / CNC programmer

Kin Machinebouw

01 Jan 1998 - 01 Jul 2001 (3 years, 5 months)

Independent CNC milling and programming of large workpieces on a Zayer CNC bed milling machine with a Heidenhain control.

Conventional / Teach-in / CNC lathe and mill

Rosario Productie

01 Aug 1995 - 01 Jan 1998 (2 years, 4 months)

Here I started my career in metal. Conventional / Teach-in / CNC lathing and milling on various conventional, teach-in and CNC machines with various controls.

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