Hey… Cut the Scrap!
In an August survey of fabricators and distributors, 86% said they expected the cost of raw materials to either increase or remain the same through this time next year. That is surprising considering the recent global economy slowdown that has seen the demand for steel and other raw materials fall dramatically.
This is all the more reason why fabricators are looking for ways to squeeze every bit of profit from each piece of plate or sheet. What better way than to utilize the nesting software with the most advanced nesting engine?
Reduce Scrap with SigmaNEST
HKHI, a heavy industry fabricator which makes port machinery, marine cranes, and mining equipment, runs eleven plasma and oxyfuel cutting tables in a 350,000 meter facility. Their previous nesting software performed poorly and scrap rates were high because nests were constantly reworked. When HKHI looked for a new nesting software, they knew they needed one with a powerful and fast nesting algorithm which is easy to use.
HKHI chose SigmaNEST, which has cut nesting times from an entire day to an hour. The smart motion programming within SigmaNEST has accelerated productivity, slashed cutting costs, and extended tool life by reducing part piercing and idle running.
HKHI’s material utilization has reached 93% efficiency, reducing their scrap to a fraction of what it had been before SigmaNEST.
SigmaNEST delivers maximum yield with less scrap, and that means less money wasted.
Contact us for a demo of how SigmaNEST can cut costs and scrap in your fabrication process today!