In the fast-paced world of CNC cutting machines, staying ahead of the competition requires cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions.
To optimise processes, reduce material waste, and enhance productivity, SigmaNEST emerges as the ultimate solution.
In this blog, we will explore SigmaNEST’s advanced NC features and focus specifically on Part Avoidance, Auto Bridging, and Pre-Piercing.
These features optimise nesting to ensure precision and efficiency in the CNC cutting process.
Part Avoidance: Optimising Nesting with Intelligence
Part Avoidance is one of SigmaNEST’s most intelligent features!
It optimises nesting layouts by strategically avoiding parts that could lead to issues during the cutting process.
The software’s programming analyses part geometries, identifies potential collisions, and automatically adjusts the toolpath generated changes to prevent interference.
This feature ensures that each part is nested safely and efficiently – guaranteeing a smooth cutting process without compromising on accuracy or production speed.
As a result, Part Avoidance reduces the need for manual intervention and eliminates the possibility of damage to the cutting machine.
Auto Bridging: Enhancing Cutting Efficiency
The Auto Bridging feature in SigmaNEST is a true game-changer for CNC cutting.
It intelligently identifies small parts or sections that would otherwise fall through the material after cutting and creates small bridges to hold them in place during the cutting process.
By generating these bridges, SigmaNEST saves significant time and effort that would otherwise be spent on manually placing support structures.
The result is a more efficient process with reduced cutting time and increased throughput.
Pre-Piercing: Ensuring Clean and Accurate Cuts
Pre-Piercing is another NC feature that ensures clean and precise cuts – right from the start! It involves creating small pilot holes or initial piercings at strategic locations on the material before the actual cutting process begins.
The pre-piercing feature helps prevent material distortion, especially in thicker or more challenging materials.
It also ensures the cutting tool starts from a stable point, resulting in more accurate cuts and reducing the likelihood of tool wear.
This means manufacturers reduce production time and improve cutting quality.
A Winning Combination for CNC Cutting
With Part Avoidance’s intelligent adjustments, Auto Bridging’s strategic support, and Pre-Piercing’s precision initiation, manufacturers and fabricators will gain the following benefits:
- Enhanced Safety: Part Avoidance and Auto Bridging work together to ensure a safe cutting environment, minimising the risk of part damage or machine collisions.
- Improved Cutting Quality: Pre-Piercing ensures clean and accurate cuts, resulting in higher-quality finished products and reduced scrap material.
- Faster Production: Auto Bridging and Pre-Piercing significantly reduce downtime, enabling faster production cycles and shorter lead times.
The Bottom Line
Embrace SigmaNEST today to unlock the full potential of your CNC cutting process and elevate your business to new heights of efficiency and precision.