Whether you have a fiber or traditional laser, SigmaNEST is the most advanced laser cutting software for manufacturing environments. SigmaNEST laser cutting software was created through years of targeted research and development with nesting and NC programming. Our supported machines includes those with specialty laser types including punch, multi-axis, and tube.
Today’s advanced plasma cutting systems require modern, robust software. SigmaNEST is full of unique features and capabilities to super-charge your plasma cutting fabrication machines. Our quality bolt hole module, SigmaNEST BHQ™, provides unmatched plasma cutting for precise cylindrical holes.
Improved production speed and material usage through chain, bridge, and common-line cutting
Powerful cut sequencing
Optimal feed rate
Cut Height control
Lead-ins and lead-outs
Plasma start-up and shutdown synchronization
Kerf diameter control
Shield gas pressure control
Eliminate drilling and reaming
Accelerate fabrication and profitability by eliminating secondary processes
Produce cleaner parts
Lead-ins and lead-outs
Automatically controlled settings
No operator intervention
SigmaNEST’s powerful features for oxyfuel cutting machines will improve efficiency, reduce scrap, and produce clean parts. Our nesting software will handle everything your oxufuel machine needs including heavy plate processing, intricate bevel cutting, and multiple torches. We can also perform advanced beveling with 5-axis support and automatic beveling.
Enhance the power of your waterjet cutting machines with SigmaNEST. Automatic corner ramping eliminates tail wash and gouging of material, producing higher quality parts. SigmaNEST supports multi-nozzle cutting on new and remnant material. Create the perfect balance of feed rate based on material, thickness, number of nozzles, orifice size and machinability index.
Information is stored with the part file for later use
Interactive layer mapping on CAD files
Different processes per layer
Different quality settings per layer
Variable feed rate based on material
Feed rate ramping to eliminate tail wash gouging
Definable edge quality
Intricate detail cuts through automatic acceleration/deceleration programming
Stack cutting capabilities
Optimal use of consumables through pierce reduction
Advanced Cutting Systems
Cridland Cutting Systems
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. Additionally, SigmaNEST extends tool life and lowers tooling costs.
With its modern approach to punching, SigmaNEST optimizes production through our AutoDynamic Nesting. This technology balances tool changes and tool choices to maximize machine run time by eliminating tool changes. We offer a variety of packages for our punch machine modules to suit your business needs. Use the right technology at the right time.
Automatic and semi-automatic manual punch tooling options for flexibility
Flexible microjoint (tabbing) strategies for part/sheet stability
Easy and powerful tool and tool life management
Full support for part removal devices from drop doors to robotics
Support for rolling tools (ie Wilson Wheel)
Managing work order priorities and reporting on machine cycle time
Reduced machine cycle time and less material waste through common line punching
Best material optimization with easy nesting and punching in clamp zones
Powerful configurable post processors to run your machine the way you want
Single interface for tool library and turret configuration
Interactive part and nest mode tooling
Automatic tool sorting
Manual tabbing and micro-joints
Drop door support
Tool safety zones
One software programs all major profile cutting and punching machines
Save time with reduced tool changes with auto-sort
Maximum flexibility in file conversion and importation
Custom shapes can be saved into standard part library for future use
Using a single software for multiple machines reduces programming and training time required
Save engineering time through simplified programming and more efficient machine output
The SigmaNEST Knife Cutting module offers an advanced nesting and NC programming solution to optimize CNC knife cutting technology through tight and accurate nesting, improved part quality and significant control of standard knife cutter functions. Our nesting software’s extensive list of features will transform your knife cutting operations.
SigmaTUBE® is our complete tube and pipe cutting software supporting round, square, rectangular, or triangular tube/pipe along with structural material such as I-beams, H-beams, C-channel, angle iron, and other user-defined shapes. Custom programs are available to fully maximize the advanced features of Mazak FabriGear, Trumpf, BLM, Bystronic, Amada and Other 3D tube and pipe cutting laser machines. SigmaTUBE generates NC code without exporting assemblies or parts from SOLIDWORKS. In addition a wide variety of popular or neutral SolidCAD file formats are also supported. In addition, SigmaTUBE contains its own library of standard shapes.
3D simulation of the cutting process that shows part in process, cutting head, and machine
Intuitive arrangement of tools and user interface
Part/Torch collision detection
Cut-Out & End-Cut feature recognition
Sketch protection and wrap
Feature suppression for cutting
Space frame and tube frame
Cutting technology database
Intelligent feature recognition
Complex programming made EASY
Faster turn-around time for orders
Optimized material usage and machine performance
Empower your programmers to be more flexible and productive
No separate CAM system required
Automatically generate NC code tool path for solid part geometry
SigmaNEST brings many efficiencies used in sheet metal cutting to press brake technology. Our bending software, SigmaBEND™, maximizes the speed, quality and flexibility of bending processes with full 3-D simulation. SigmaBEND™ supports different bending processes like air bending, die bending and 3-point bending. Machine options like angle measurement systems and lifting aids are also supported.
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