The Importance of CAD/CAM Nesting Software

Too often "Activity" is confused with "Productivity". Fabrication remains an evolving process; and manufacturers must continue to embrace best practices and leading technologies in order to ensure that day-to-day shop floor activities will have a direct and measurable impact on bottom-line productivity. Part 1 According to the National Bureau of

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Laser Cutting Services, Inc. Success Story

Located in Tualatin, OR, Laser Cutting Services, Inc. (LCSI) provides precision metal laser cutting. After years of what company owner, Ron Duffy calls “the missionary work of introducing the idea of value added cut metal” the benefits eventually took hold and soon LCSI had found a niche. Capacity Quadrupled "New

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Tube and Pipe Cutting Program

Tube and Pipe Cutting Program SigmaTUBE is a complete laser or plasma tube and pipe cutting program supporting round, square, rectangular, or triangular tube and pipe.  Structural material such as I-beams, H-beams, C-channel, angle iron, and other user-defined shapes are also supported. Watch this video to learn how to create

SigmaTEK Welcomes Dan Jacobs

SigmaTEK announces the appointment of Dan Jacobs as Vice President of Sales.  Dan brings more than 37 years of fabrication industry experience to SigmaTEK. Most recently he managed industrial equipment sales and service organizations in the sheet metal fabrication industry. Mr. Jacobs is currently a member of the Fabricators and

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Bevel Cutting: From 3 Hours to 3 Minutes

Williams Patent Crusher is a leading manufacturer of size reduction equipment.  The company's production machinery includes a Tanaka laser along with Messer plasma and oxyfuel while software includes AutoCAD and Inventor. Bevel Cutting Challenges Many machines contain a replaceable steel liner attached to interior sidewalls using a metal plug. A

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A.W. Mercer and SigmaNEST Success Story

A.W. Mercer specializes in Laser cutting, Tubular Steel Products, Custom Fabrication, and Design Services. Because nested parts did not efficiently utilize material, engineers spent an inordinate amount of time manually overriding nests to reduce scrap. In 2011 the switch was made to SigmaNEST. With advanced nesting algorithms SigmaNEST delivered measurable

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The Importance of Choosing the Right CAD/CAM Software

  CNC Machine Manufacturers face a dilemma when it comes to opening up CNC control architecture, which is required for flexibility and possibility to integrate with other systems in a company, versus compromising cutting technology innovation and intellectual property. For example, what is the best approach for cutting ¾” stainless

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