Steps to increase productivity at GK Machine (Donald, OR) began with the purchase of a Komatsu plasma table. Although fabrication was improved, software lacked the sophistication to fully leverage the machine’s capabilities. Additionally, GK sought to impact overall shop floor efficiency beyond the cutting process itself. While parts nesting was important, GK also wanted to shorten cutting cycles and control costs.
“We took a look at several programs, After an extensive evaluation it was clear that SigmaNEST offered everything we were looking for.”
With SigmaNEST productivity improvement was achieved as nesting time was cut significantly. Likewise the program’s costing feature and support for multiple cutting techniques (bridge cutting, auto-slitting, Etc.) were put to immediate use. When remnant tracking was added, GK saw even greater savings as material utilization increased measurably.