Laser and Plasma Training Tips

Operating a laser or plasma machine comes with challenges. SigmaNEST offers solutions to those challenges, helping your machine to achieve optimization and allowing operators to get jobs completed quicker and safer. SigmaTEK’s Technical Support Supervisor, Christian Donegia, offered numerous tips in SigmaNEST’s latest webinar: Advanced Training for Laser and

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Advanced Techniques for Laser

Running a laser is expensive. Any movement made by the machine that doesn’t involve cutting material is a wasted movement, causing wear and tear on the machine and costing time. A laser cutting torch generates a sudden and forceful concentration of energy initiating the cutting sequence, referred to as

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Meet the SigmaTEK Expert Panel: Fabtech Expo Chicago

SigmaTEK Systems is excited to showcase our comprehensive software solutions at the Fabtech Expo in Chicago this year. SigmaTEK will unveil a new and larger booth design, complete with comfortable seating and five kiosks for product demonstrations. Attendees can interact with SigmaNEST software through a touch screen monitor

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Cutting Composites: Waterjet

Cutting Composites: Waterjet Cutting composite material almost always requires a different approach than more traditional materials like metals because of its homogenous characteristics. Using conventional cutting applications and machining techniques on composite material could cost your shop thousands of unnecessary dollars in tool wear and

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The Aerospace Industry – Championing the Use of Composite Material

The Aerospace Industry - Championing the use of Composite Material Aerospace is one of the largest and arguably most influential champions of engineered composite materials. Since their development and mainstream implementation, composites have changed the way that commercial aircraft, military craft, helicopters,

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Design for Manufacturing |Press Brake Best Practices

Design for Manufacturing – Press Brake Best Practices To wrap up our Design for Manufacturing series, SigmaNEST consulted with Matt Calkins, Senior Application Engineer, to discuss three key design considerations when using a press brake. 1. Internal radii The

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Whats New: SigmaNEST X1.3

Whats New: SigmaNEST X1.3 With SigmaNEST X1.3, fabricators can expect to see increased speed and quality as the software allows their machines to achieve peak performance. SigmaNEST X1.3 introduces a multitude of additional innovations including: ►    New CAD Repair Geometry Import Options ►    New PDF and Image

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Design for Manufacturing Using SOLIDWORKS

Design for Manufacturing Using SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS is a popular computer-aided design (CAD) program used by manufacturers around the world. Designing parts in SOLIDWORKS has become second nature for many engineers as the use of the application has spread and the software’s ability

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Design for Manufacturing Best Practices

In recent years Design for Manufacturing (DFM) has gained popularity as manufacturers around the world continue to compete, pushing the entire industry to pursue best practices and operate more efficiently. DFM is also closely related to the concept of Design for Assembly (DFA).  Both

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State of the Industry: Manufacturing Update

Large promises and predictions were made in the beginning of 2017. Experts forecasted continued growth, cobotics and 3D printing. How is the manufacturing sector really performing this year? It’s hard to believe, but we are halfway through 2017. Let’s look at how the industry has performed in these first

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