Nesting is an industry term defined as using geometry and common lines to get the most possible parts on a sheet, maximizing material yield with minimal scrap.
Many believe the human eye is still the best nester — with low enough production volume, that’s often correct. But our customers report the only constant anymore is change. With mass customization and “just in time” strategies, your production schedule may vary widely day to day, and sometimes within the same day.
So many CNC parts originate as Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) files, which can then be converted to numeric code and toolpaths required by machine tools.
Nesting, CAM and production scheduling software can greatly accelerate the payback and efficiency of a CNC install. Every Accu-Router has its own “post processor” to communicate with your internal systems. We work seamlessly with a wide-range of packages, many of which now offer monthly subscription models. In alphabetical order:
(popular in aerospace, automotive)
CATIA goes far beyond traditional 3D CAD software tools to offer a unique Digital Product Experience, based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Sustainable development is driving companies around the globe to create a constant stream of innovative and inspiring smart products. Engineering, Design, Systems Architecture and Systems Engineering of these products becomes more demanding.
Mastercam gives your shop the best possible foundation for fast and efficient router cutting. From general purpose methods such as optimized pocketing to highly specialized toolpaths like 5-axis trimming. Mastercam ensures that you’re ready for any job. Mastercam delivers:
- Full 3D CAD modeling.
- Easy pocketing, contouring and drilling.
- Built-in nesting, engraving, aggregate tools and much more.
- Streamlined multi-axis cutting, trimming, and drilling.
- Optimized motion boosts tool life and decreases cutting time.
- Specialized options for focused projects.
Router-CIM ® 2014 Automation Suite is a complete CNC machine programming package. This versatile product combines Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) features with the power of AutoCAD®, the world’s premiere Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Router-CIM® 2014 can not only run inside the latest version of AutoCAD ®, it is also compatible with AutoCAD ® 2014, 2013 and 2012. Includes 64 bit support.
Plataine’s Total Production Optimization (TPO) software solutions bridge the gap between Customer, Manufacturing and Engineering requirements. TPO integrates data from the ERP’s order management and inventory warehouse modules, CAD software, and production-floor systems to automatically create optimized production plans. Plataine’s patent pending technology is used by FDM 300’s top upholstery manufacturers.
SigmaNEST offers an advanced nesting solution that optimizes the technology of a CNC router with high-efficiency nesting, superior part quality, and significant control of standard router cutting functions.
As the leading router software for nesting and programming single or multi-spindle wood and metal CNC routing machines, SigmaNEST is ideal for high-efficiency production in frame shops, boat and furniture manufacturers.