Category Archives: Optimation News

Just in Time Nesting | Concurrent Engineering – in the news!

The process of nesting parts – taking parts from a CAD environment to a CAM environment,  managing orders, optimizing material use, creating nests and part programs and generating machine code – has evolved dramatically in the last 10 years.

The manufacturer interested in the optimal time and material savings now has opportunities he never had before because the technology is so rich in capabilities and manageable in implementation.

Mike Lundy, Optimation President, breaks open the mystery that has clouded the new technology and makes it accessible to operations of all sizes.  These revolutionary tools can take any shop to the level of productivity necessary to compete in this global environment.

Check out the narrative here - JIT Nesting & Concurrent Engineering Article.

To discuss how this can make a difference in your shop, contact Optimation.

 

Happy Holidays from Optimation

Happy Holidays from Optimation

Happy Holidays from Optimation

How to Estimate Material Yield and Machine Time | Laser Cutting Software

Estimating Material Yield and Machine Time

Estimating Material Yield and Machine Time

Introducing | Project Estimator by Optimation

I think it is fair to say that most – if not all – manufacturers are scoped-in pretty tightly on their costs these days. Competition – global and domestic – economic turns, and rising energy prices are forcing a heightened awareness of costs.

Any tools to help predict and evaluate costs using actionable data would be a welcome asset.

Wanted: Material Yield and Machine Time Information

Wouldn’t it be great to know how much a part would cost before you produce it? Read more …

Optimation & Inventor Integration

Optimation & Inventor Automation & Integration

Optimation & Inventor | CAD/CAM Integration

Optimation® stands alone as a leading CAM or nesting automation specialist.  Optimation has focused its more than 30 years of research, development and expertise on developing best-in-class nesting automation. Similarly, AutoDesk® has become ubiquitous in the CAD design field by becoming the tool of choice upon which most designers learn.  Inventor is one of their flagship products charting new advancements in technology.

When acting independently, these tools can and do make significant transformations in the automation of a production environment.  Individually, they create a multiplier effect with the productivity of the resources – individuals, equipment, and raw materials – at hand. Integrated they can further leverage their individual impact. Read more …

Optimation Launches Blog

Optimation Launches Blog about Nesting Software

Optimation Launches Blog about Nesting Software

Optimation launches new blog featuring news and information on CNC automatic nesting software.

This blog is for you –

Manufacturing Engineers & Programmers

This blog will highlight tools, techniques, and best practices to enpower manufacturing engineers and programmers to create the optimal nest in the shortest period of time. We’ll answer the questions you are asking: What’s the best strategy? How do I do this? Is there a better way? What tools are available to help?

Fabrication Managers

We know nesting and nesting software can have a direct impact on the bottom line of a fabrication business. This blog will look at nesting from the perspective of the financial impact, too. How does it drive material savings? Where can I find programming savings? Is it possible to improve throughput? How do I keep projects, orders, and parts together (order cohesion)? What role does “lean manufacturing” play?

There’s a lot to talk about and a terrific discussion to be had.

So let’s get started…