An authoritative new White Paper on modern nesting has been published by Planit, the company that developed the world’s most powerful sheet metal CAD/CAM software, Radan.
With the sea change in what nesting can now do for companies, manufacturers should ask themselves the following questions, revolving around where they want to be in five years time:
• Do I want to increase my output?
• Do I want to better utilise my staff?
• Do I want to increase automation?
• Do I want to make my resources go further?
If the answer to any of those questions is “Yes,” then the White Paper “Modern Nesting, Changing The Way You Think About Nesting” is vital reading, showing manufacturers how to select the nesting program that is absolutely right for their business.
It is available to download for free from Radan’s website, at www.radan.com/modernnesting .
The White Paper looks at a variety of topics, including:
• Automatic nesting
• Nesting for the manufacturing industry
• Nesting solutions
• Multi-threaded code
• Future trends
• Integrating nesting with MRP / ERP.
The paper shows how nesting is moving away from its traditional roots and looks at its value as an integrated part of an overall ERP or process planning system, and why managers need to consider the effect a nest has downstream. For example, what tool changes do the machines need, and does minimising that save more on the time the operator takes, than would be saved on materials if the nest produces the best utilisation?
The right type of nesting is capable of so much more than it is generally being used for.
Nesting parts for today’s cost-conscious and time-conscious manufacturing industry has moved on from the original concept of nesting, which was simply the geometric problem of arranging parts on a sheet to minimise waste. Therefore, “Modern Nesting, Changing The Way You Think About Nesting” was written specifically by Planit Software to ensure that manufacturers can benefit from what modern nesting can give them, and look at the skills required of machine programmers and operators, so their nester gives them a vital competitive edge.