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    Trademarks for Optimation®: OptiNest®, AxiomVE, Axiom, NCExpert, Vision Emulation, Multi-Dimensional Combinatorial Nesting, MDCN, OptiPunch, OptiRout, OptiLaser, OptiComp, OptiShip, and Primary Standards
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  • Nesting Benefits
    Benefits of the Optimation® Advanced Automatic CNC Nesting Software are: material efficiency, increased throughput, labor efficiency and reduced overhead.
  • Material Efficiency
    How do you reduce sheet material waste without nesting for hours? The Optimation® exclusive, automatic CNC nesting software cuts more waste, and does it faster.
  • Material Handling
    Material handling costs are the time and space used to manage material inventory. We cut costs by using less material and fewer sheet sizes with advanced CNC Nesting Software.
  • Scrap Management
    Automatic Remnant Management from Optimation reduces material waste and saves programming time. Scrap Management.
  • Throughput
    Produce more parts, with less errors, faster. Increase the productivity of your fabrication equipment with less effort using automatic nesting software.
  • Order Control
    Get fabricated parts on time, with their correct order, and in the right quantities with the Optimation® automatic part programming and nesting software.
  • Part Quality
    Produce parts without errors, faster, with automated input of geometries. The Optimation® interface with CAD files, ensures fast and easy input into our nesting software.
  • Programming Time
    Automatic nesting and part programming software can and does make day-to-day work easier and faster for programmers. By eliminating key strokes and automating repeated decisions, the engineer is freed to leverage his skills, experience, and knowledge on far more interesting, productive tasks.
  • Automatic Nesting
    Look to Optimation for nesting software to meet the demands of your operation - speed, efficiency, throughput, order cohesion.
  • Batch Nesting
    Produce a more material efficient nest in minutes automatically with Optimation®.
  • Just in Time Nesting
    Create nests and tool paths for CNC 2D fabrication on the fly - as you need them. You're always just minutes from the next sheet layout. With Optimation® CNC nesting software.
  • Automatic Batch Order Entry
    Why manually key in orders from your scheduling into your nesting software? Save time. Import them directly into Optimation® - fast, easy, error-free.
  • Automatic CAD Input
    Less fabrication programming time. Fast, easy porting of your CAD files into Optimation® nesting software creating a single database solution. Parts are production-ready in seconds.
  • Quality Control
    There are many opportunities for something to go wrong in the trip from design concept to finished part. Optimation can help minimize these opportunities by being your first and last line of defense against poor quality control.
  • Part Quality Control
    CAD Automatic Input of Geometries within our nesting software, reduces programming time, errors, and automatically controls revisions. Eliminate the high cost of scrap parts and re-work
  • Real Time Shop Floor Control
    How much material used? What parts were produced? Where is this order? Having answers at hand is real time control over your CNC fabrication operation.
  • Reduce Overhead
    Our Next Generation Intelligent CNC nesting software helps trim unnecessary shop expenses without sacrificing production time, product quantity or quality, or labor expenses.
  • Equipment Maintenance
    Maintain an optimal, efficient machine. Less machine repair. Less tool replacement. Optimation® software helps protect your investments in equipment.
  • Sotware Maintenance
    Less maintenance fees. More functionality. One Optimation® solution fits all 2D fabrication processes with CNC nesting software. Turret punch, laser, plasma, router, knife, or waterjet. Any brand.
  • Programmer Training
    Personalized Training with Optimation®. Learning the ins and outs of CNC nesting software. Grow your knowledge by learning the most advanced nesting software.
  • Let Us Prove It!
    We can do an online demonstration where you can view the software running from your own office and ask all the questions you like. And/or we will be happy to do a free benchmark testing our software with a sample of your parts, then give you the results.
  • Fabrication Equipment Cutting Processes
    Optimation® automatic CNC Nesting Software drives all brands of CNC turret punch, laser, plasma, waterjet, router & knife.
  • Laser
    OptiLaser software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all flat stock laser cutters.
  • Turret Punch
    OptiPunch software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for Turret Punch Presses.
  • Plasma & Oxy-fuel
    OptiNest® software for nesting & CNC programming for all flat stock plasma and oxy-fuel machine tools.
  • Waterjet
    OptiJet software for nesting & CNC programming for all waterjets.
  • Knife
    OptiComp software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all CNC composite cutters.
  • Router
    OptiRout software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all CNC routers.
  • Questions
    We can do an online demonstration where you can view the software running from your own office and ask all the questions you like. And/or we will be happy to do a free benchmark testing our software with a sample of your parts, then give you the results.
  • Customer Service
    Customer service and maintenance for Optimation® Nesting Software. Experts. Support Tools. Users Conference. Continuous Improvement Program.
  • Experts
    Problem Solving Experts. You'll benefit from the breadth and depth of knowledge among our Applications Engineers.
  • Web Tools
    Sophisticated Web Support Tools to give you the live support you need.
  • Users Conference
    Annual Users Conference brings together our customers - online and in person - to learn about new advances and share ideas on process improvements.
  • Continuous Improvement Program (CIP)
    Optimation® believes in an ongoing process of continuous improvement for ourselves and our customer-partners.
  • Upgrades
    Free Annual Upgrades with Optimation® Nesting Software Maintenance.
  • Phone Support
    Free Unlimited Phone Support with Optimation® Nesting Software Maintenance
  • Emergency Support
    24-hour Emergency Support with Maintenance for Optimation® Nesting Software.
  • Rehosting
    Rehosting & Platform Changes easier with Maintenance for Optimation® Nesting Software.
  • Free Training
    Personalized Training free with Optimation® Software Maintenance. In person or online. .
  • Nesting Products
    Leading CNC Nesting Software Products. OptiLaser, OptiPunch, OptiNest®, OptiJetOptiRout, OptiComp
  • AxiomVE
    Exclusive nesting technology for Laser, Turret Punch, Plasma, Waterjet, Router & Knife fabrication from Optimation®.
  • Vision Emulation Flash
    Our Vision Emulation and Multi-Dimensional Combinatorial Nesting using fathoming take the science of nesting technology to the next level.
  • Optimation® Advantage
    Optimation® nesting software saves thousands of dollars for customers using significant technology advantages.
  • OptiLaser
    OptiLaser software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all flat stock laser cutters.
  • Automation Features
    Laser Nesting Software Automation Features cut programming time, material waste and errors through automation.
  • Collision Avoidance
    Laser head collision avoidance software. Reduces cycle time and avoids costly downtime.
  • Collision Avoidance Flash
    Protecting your parts and machine are critical to successful laser cutting. See how our Collision Avoidance tool achieves smooth operation with intelligent tool path creation.
  • Common Edge Cutting
    Automatic Common Edge Cut Parts for CNC Lasers.
  • Common Edge Cutting Flash
    Automatic common edge cutting for lasers is the product of smart automatic programming and settings that let you cut the way you want. See it in action with our flash presentation.
  • Benefits
    Laser nesting software and programming benefits. Material Efficiency. Throughput. Labor Efficiency. Overhead.
  • How It Works
    How OptiLaser automatic nesting and programming for 2D lasers saves time and material.
  • Integration
    OptiLaser automatic nesting and programming drives your machines, and integrates smoothly with your CAD & MRP systems.
  • OptiPunch
    OptiPunch software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all CNC turret punch presses.
  • Automation Features
    CNC Turret Punch Press nesting software and programming features. Eliminate changeovers, increase duty cycle, cut programming time, material waste and errors through automation.
  • Common Edge Punching
    Automatic Common Edge Punching for CNC Turret Punches reduces waste, cutting time.
  • Common Punch Flash
    Automatic Common Edge Punching is the AxiomVE (nesting software) automatically programming punch hits to cut two part edges simultaneously
  • Nesting Beneath the Clamps
    Nesting Beneath the Clamps (NBC) is an automatic nesting feature whereby the material clamp strip is made available for nesting parts.
  • Benefits
    CNC Turret Punch Press nesting software benefits. Material Efficiency. Throughput. Labor Efficiency. Overhead.
  • How It Works
    How OptiPunch automatic nesting and programming for turret punch presses saves time and material.
  • Integration
    OptiPunch automatic nesting and programming drives CNC turret punch presses, and integrates smoothly with your CAD & MRP systems.
  • OptiRout
    OptiRout software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all CNC routers.
  • Automation Features
    CNC Router nesting software and programming features cuts programming time, material waste and errors through automation.
  • Benefits
    CNC Router nesting software and programming benefits. Material Efficiency. Throughput. Labor Efficiency. Overhead.
  • How It Works
    How OptiRout automatic nesting and programming for CNC Routers saves time and material.
  • Integration
    OptiRout automatic nesting and programming drives CNC routers, and integrates smoothly with your CAD & MRP systems.
  • OptiNest® (Plasma/Oxy-Fuel)
    OptiNest® software for nesting & CNC programming for all flat stock plasma and oxy-fuel machine tools.
  • Automation Features
    Plasma & oxy-fuel nesting software and programming features cuts programming time, material waste and errors through automation.
  • Benefits
    Plasma & oxy-fuel nesting software and programming benefits. Material Efficiency. Throughput. Labor Efficiency. Overhead.
  • How It Works
    How OptiNest® automatic nesting and programming for 2D lasers saves time and material.
  • Integration
    OptiNest® automatic nesting and programming drives your machines, and integrates smoothly with your CAD & MRP systems.
  • OptiJet (Waterjet)
    Optijet software for nesting & CNC programming for all Waterjets.
  • Automation Features
    Waterjet nesting software and programming features cuts programming time, material waste and errors through automation.
  • Collision Avoidance
    Plasma/oxyfuel cutting head collision avoidance software. Reduces cycle time and avoids costly downtime.
  • Collision Avoidance Flash
    Protecting your parts and machine are critical to successful plasma/oxyfuel cutting. See how our Collision Avoidance tool achieves smooth operation with intelligent tool path creation.
  • Common Edge Cutting
    Automatically Cut Common Part Edges while nesting without the problem of collisions with adjacent parts.
  • Common Edge Cutting Flash
    Automatic common edge cutting is the product of smart programming and settings that let you cut the way you want. See it in action with our flash presentation.
  • Benefits
    Waterjet nesting software and programming benefits. Material Efficiency. Throughput. Labor Efficiency. Overhead.
  • How It Works
    How OptiJett automatic nesting and programming for 2D lasers saves time and material.
  • Integration
    OptiJet automatic nesting and programming drives Waterjets, and integrates smoothly with your CAD & MRP systems
  • OptiComp
    OptiComp software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all CNC knives.
  • Automation Features
    CNC Knife nesting software and programming features cuts programming time, material waste and errors through automation.
  • Benefits
    CNC Knife nesting software and programming benefits. Material Efficiency. Throughput. Labor Efficiency. Overhead.
  • How It Works
    How OptiComp automatic nesting and programming for CNC knives saves time and material.
  • Integration
    OptiComp automatic nesting and programming drives CNC knives, and integrates smoothly with your CAD & MRP systems.
  • Get Started
    How to get started with Optimation®.
  • Learn how to buy nesting software
    Should you buy, How to justify a newsting software purchase, etc.
  • See if you run my machines
    Punch, Laser, Plasma/Oxyfuel, Waterjet, CNC Router, etc.
  • Talk to someone to get more information
    Call Us or We will call you.
  • About Us
    About Optimation®. Our History. What We Do. Who We Are. Virtual tour of our headquarters.
  • Visionary Leadership
    Optimation® nesting technology leadership since 1970s. Sets the standards. Highest level of automated productivity and cost cutting. Benefit from our extensive experience.
  • Our Partners
    Partners support Optimation® automated nesting with additional fabrication software.
  • Careers
    Optimation® Careers: Software Application Engineer & Software Engineer. Creating time and material savings using leading technology.
  • Contact Us
    Contact Optimation® for a free demo, benchmark or more information. Contact Form. Phone. Fax. Email.
  • Detailed Online Inquiry Form
    Contact Form for more detailed questions to ask Optimation®, to provide comments, or to request a free demonstration / benchmark.
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    Use this contact form if you need customer support.
  • Newsletter Subscription
    Subscribe to the Optimation® Newsletter for Monthly News You Can Use with Real World Cost Saving Tips and Stories.
  • Resources
    More information from Optimation® on nesting software. "What is?" "How to?" "Why?"
  • White Papers
    Free Reports on getting the most out of nesting from Optimation®. Leader in Nesting Technology
  • Order Entry Scalability - 4 Ways to Port Order Data to Nesting Software
    The good news for all manufacturing engineers is that order entry integration with automatic nesting isn't an on/off switch. There are levels of integration that you can dial up or down to suit your needs.
  • Order Entry Scalability (PDF)
    This report shows as your operation sophistication grows, you can keep up with it without making software changes. It is a scalable tool that can grow with you and your needs.
  • CAD to CAM - 4 Production Data Linking Best Practice
    Any process where multiple copies are created, is a process asking for accidents. The best practice is to create a standardized format for manufacturing data that the design and manufacturing teams agree on and use with every design.
  • CAD to CAM (PDF)
    This report shows how you can relay manufacturing data from CAD to CAM software.
  • Optimation & Inventor | CAD/CAM Integration
    Optimation integrates with AutoDesk's Inventor CAD 3D-Modeling. With the introduction of the Inventor Link, Optimation has connected the Inventor inventory of 3D-modeled parts and the Optimation part programming and nesting engine.
  • Optimation CAM & Inventor CAD (PDF)
    This report shows how it is easier than ever to integrate design with manufacturing saving time, reducing error, and cutting costs.
  • Understanding Nesting Software Strategies & Tactics
    How an individual or software looks at a part, creates a nest, and manages productivity all impact the bottom line.
  • Understanding Nesting Strategies & Tactics (PDF)
    This report gives you the basic tools to make informed decisions.
  • How to Recognize a Quality Nest
    Nesting is all about efficiency - time, material, productivity.
  • How to Recognize a Quality Nest (PDF)
    This free report provides the guidelines to success.
  • Three Strategies to Increase Material Efficiency Using Filler Parts
    How do you take advantage of scrap or remnant material to minimize waste?
  • Three Strategies to Increase Material Efficiency Using Filler Parts (PDF)
    This ongoing struggle for manufacturing engineers, is addressed in this free report.
  • Purchasing and Financing Nesting Software
    The first step in buying nesting software is answering the questions about money.
  • Purchasing and Financing Nesting Software (PDF)
    This important paper helps answer these questions and frame the budget discussion.
  • Improve Cash Flow
    "Leasing" and "nesting software" aren't often seen in the same sentence, let alone coupled together in purchase opportunities. But they can go together - quite nicely.
  • How To Improve Cash Flow (PDF)
    You may be surprised at how easy it can be. The answers are in this free paper.
  • Tax Deduction for US Companies (IRS Tax Code: Section 179)
    Most manufacturers are well aware of the tax advantages of depreciation on capital purchases.
  • Tax Deduction for United States Companies (PDF)
    What may be "news" is the impact of Section 179 of the US Tax Code on depreciation of capital purchases - including nesting software!
  • Optimation Sheet Metal Nesting Project Estimator
    Now Optimation users can predict material costs better, easier, and faster than before. Plan design changes, predict prototype costs, estimate material purchase costs, and even keep an eye on outsourcing costs with the new Project Estimator for sheet metal nesting.
  • Sheet Metal Nesting Project Estimator (PDF)
    This report is all about cutting costs, estimating material yeild, and machine time. Introducing: Project Estimator by Optimation.
  • Cutting Raw Material Waste
    You can reduce waste in metal fabrication.
  • Cutting Raw Material Waste (PDF)
    Read this free report to learn cost-saving practical tips you can implement now
  • Featured Articles
    Industry articles about Optimation® CNC nesting software
  • Automatic Common Edge Punching Saves Time, Money (PDF)
    Johnson Controls improves their automation and results with OptiPunch, nesting software for turret punch processes, and quickly see significant results in material savings.
  • Software Evolves to Take a More Humanlike Approach (PDF)
    Nesting software can "see" shape contours and can determine how they best fit together.
  • Case Studies
    Case Studies of Optimation® client experiences using nesting software
  • Brass Smith, Inc (PDF)
    Brass Smith trusts Optimation® as its partner to go the extra distance when production stops, and they need help.
  • Northern Plains Steel (PDF)
    Optimation® keeps product flowing and costs down.
  • Millerbernd (PDF)
    Optimation® enables Millerbernd to order up a first-class product lightning fast - with virtually no programming or nesting time.
  • Vac-U-Max (PDF)
    Vac-U-Max increased its productivity 320 fold with Optimation® automating the programming and nesting.
  • Product Module Specifications
    Optimation® Nesting Software Product Module Specifications, CAD, Part Programming, AxiomVE, Integration.
  • The CAD Interface (PDF)
    The interface with your CAD system should be a single step, single database design providing a tight integration with built in configuration management.
  • Automatic Part Programming (PDF)
    The Automatic Part Programming Module (NCExpertT) is a highly integrated processor for translating CAD geometry into a ready-to-nest part program.
  • Knowledge Base and Part Library (PDF)
    The Knowledge Base and Part Library are the storehouses in which knowledge is kept. With this advanced technology you have control of the decision process with hundreds of "set and forget" parameters that the expert system uses to insure that things are done your way.
  • Automatic Order Entry (PDF)
    Optimation gives you the flexibility to order parts in the way that is best for your operation, and the automation tools to integrate seamlessly with your scheduling system.
  • AxiomVE the Nesting Engine (PDF)
    The Nesting Module enables the software to read the Active Order File for the current demand of parts, extract the appropriate ready-to-nest parts from the Part Library's Master File and, drawing on the parameters you have established in the "Knowledge Base," create the optimal nesting pattern.
  • Learn more about the Machine Interface. (PDF)
    Communicating with the Operator and Machine Tool: The nest code is sent to the machine tool for fabrication in machine specific numeric code that optimizes the machine's performance. In addition, the software automatically generates a nest summary report and plot to give the operator a comprehensive overview of each nest.
  • Testimonials
    Testimonials about CNC nesting and programming software experiences from Optimation® customers.
  • Definitions
    Definitions of key terms in CNC nesting software. Understanding terms and technology in clear language.
  • Nesting Software
    Definition of nesting software, what is CNC nesting Software. Understanding terms and technology in clear language.
  • CNC Programming Software
    Definition of CNC programming software, what is CNC programming software. NC Programming. Understanding terms and technology in clear language.
  • Nesting Program
    Definition of Nesting Program, what is Nesting Program. CAM Program to optimize the layout of 2D parts nested on a sheet of metal..
  • Dynamic Nesting
    Definition of Dynamic Nesting, what is Dynamic Nesting. Dynamic Nesting is the process of nesting a variety of part shapes on a single sheet of material, while respecting due dates and order cohesion.
  • Sheet Metal Software
    Definition of Sheet Metal Software, what is Sheet Metal Software. CAM software to optimize the layout of 2D parts nested on a sheet of metal.
  • Sheet Metal Program
    Definition of Sheet Metal Program, what is Sheet Metal Programe. CAM Program to optimize the layout of 2D parts nested on a sheet of metal.
  • Lean Manufacturing with CNC Nesting
    Definition of Lean Manufacturing, what is Lean Manufacturing & CNC Nesting. When manufacturers are tasked to implement a lean manufacturing initiative they can turn to Optimation and our 5th generation nesting software to achieve their goals.
  • Six Sigma with CNC Nesting
    Definition of Six Sigma, What is the definition of Six Sigma & CNC Nesting. Optimation supports Six Sigma with dynamic nesting software by cutting waste, improving quality, providing actionable data.
  • Benchmarks
    A benchmark is a free test run of Optimation software using your parts, your materials, and due dates.
  • Demonstrations
    Optimation will tailor the demonstration to your interests - cutting processes, machine brands, even special features specific to your production requirements you have.
  • Questions & Answers
    Real questions from manufacturers like you. Questions & Answers about CNC nesting software from Optimation®.
  • Video Gallery
    Look and listen for answers to key questions you're having about nesting software. These videos unpack complex concepts for quick understanding.
  • Nesting Strategies - Instruction in the design and technology behind advanced nesting strategies..
  • Extending Performance Through Nesting Stragegies - video #101
  • Nesting Strategies to Improve Material Efficiency Part 1 - video #102
  • Nesting Strategies to Improve Material Efficiency Part 2 - video #103
  • Nesting Strategies to Improve Material Efficiency Part 3 - video #104
  • General - Introductory videos that offer the broad-sweeping view of Optimation®.
  • You are losing Money - video #24
  • Users Conference - Optimation® Customers gather to learn about new tools and share ideas - video #99
  • How It Works - "How to Videos" for when you want the detail on how the software automates nesting.
  • See AxiomVE At Work - animation
  • See Common Edge Cutting At Work - animation
  • See Collision Avoidance At Work - animation
  • See Common Edge Punching At Work - animation
  • Nesting Software University
    Nesting software video tutorials on strategies, efficiency, and making nesting software drive savings.
  • Nesting Software Brochures
    Optimation®'s products are full-featured, automatic part programming, nesting, and machine interface software. These brochures will give you details about each product.
  • Laser Nesting Software Brochure (PDF)
    OptiLaser drives all CNC Lasers cutting two-dimensional material.
  • Punch Nesting Software Brochure (PDF)
    OptiPunch is a full-featured, automatic part programming, nesting, and machine interface software. OptiPunch drives all CNC Punch, Turret, and Punch/Combination Machines.
  • Plasma Nesting Software Brochure (PDF)
    OptiNest is a full-featured, automatic part programming, nesting, and machine interface software. OptiNest drives all CNC plasma, oxy-fuel and combination machines.
  • Waterjet Nesting Software Brochure (PDF)
    OptiJet is a full-featured, automatic part programming, nesting, and machine interface software. OptiJet drives all CNC waterjets.
  • Router Nesting Software Brochure (PDF)
    OptiRout is a full-featured, automatic part programming, nesting, and machine interface software. OptiRout drives all CNC routers.
  • Composite Nesting Software Brochure (PDF)
    OptiComp is a full-featured, automatic part programming, nesting, and machine interface software. OptiComp drives all CNC electronic and ultrasonic knives.
  • JIT Nesting Brochure (PDF)
    Optimation's® exclusive JIT (Just-in-Time) Nesting gives manufacturers the power to respond to change in one machine cycle. Whether design revisions, reworked parts, order changes, or the inevitable rush order, change is constant. Now with JIT Nesting, it doesn't have to be disruptive.
  • JIT Kit Nesting Brochure (PDF)
    JIT Kit Nesting keeps kits together, while eliminating tail off and programming time using the JIT Nesting method.
  • Specialty Pages
    Special Pages to target a specific requirement.
  • Nesting Software
    Nesting software and strategies for turret punch presses, lasers, plasma, waterjets, and more CNC machines.
  • Dynamic Nesting Software
    Dynamic Nesting Software drives CNC punch, laser, router, plasma, router, and Waterjet equipment. Creates automatic, dynamic nests and CNC part programs.
  • Laser Cutting Software
    Laser Cutting Software, Nesting Software. OptiLaser software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all flat stock laser cutters.
  • Plasma CNC Software
    Plasma CNC Software. Nesting Software. OptiNest software for nesting & CNC programming for all flat stock plasma and oxy-fuel machine tools. Optimation.
  • CNC Nesting Software
    Automatic CNC Nesting software for turret punch presses, lasers, plasma, waterjets, and more CNC machines.
  • CNC Nesting Program
    The CNC Nesting Program by Optimation automatically creates dynamic nest programs for CNC turret punch, laser, router, plasma and Waterjet equipment.
  • CNC Programming
    Dynamic CNC programming for turret punch presses, lasers, plasma, waterjets, and more CNC machines.
  • CNC Turret Software
    CNC Turret Software, Nesting Software. OptiPunch software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all CNC turret punch presses.
  • CNC Turret Program
    CNC Turret Program, Nesting Software. OptiPunch software for Automatic Nesting & CNC Programming for all CNC turret punch presses.
  • Sheet Metal Program
    Our automatic sheet metal program creates CNC nests and sheet metal part programs for punch, laser, router, plasma and Waterjet equipment. Nesting and sheet metal programming in minutes while managing yield and throughput.
  • Sheet Metal Software
    Sheet metal software and programming for turret punch presses, lasers, plasma, waterjets, and more CNC sheet metal machines.
  • Sheet Metal Layout Software
    Sheet metal layout software and programming for turret punch presses, lasers, plasma, waterjets, and more CNC sheet metal machines.
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication Software
    Sheet Metal Fabrication Software generates dynamic, automatic CNC code.for your unique fabrication process, and your sheet metal fabrication equipment.
  • Amada Nesting Software for Laser & Turret Punch Presses
    Amada Dynamic Nesting Software, Create Nests in Minutes for Laser and Turret Punch Presses.
  • Optimation Blog Posts
    The Optimation blog features news and information on CNC automatic nesting. This blog is for you - Manufacturing Engineers, Programmers & Fabrication Managers.

    Top 20 most recent articles posted on our blog:
  • Cut Material Waste with Nesting Software
    Material efficiency is one of the most tangible, first line benefits of nesting software. Today's post will serve as a launching point to access prior posts on this subject.
  • The Difference Between Optimation’s Machine Interface and a Post Processor
    Optimation's Machine Interface does more than a standard post processor.
  • What is JIT Nesting?
    Nesting Software with JIT Nesting Abilities
  • Tabbing for Punch Nesting
    Punch nesting involves creating hundreds, maybe thousands, of tabs per sheet.
  • Automatic Tool Management for Turret or Punch Fabrication
    Nesting for the punch processes takes on a whole new level of sophistication above and beyond the contour processes because of tool management.  Either the human or the software needs to nest with so many more variables in mind. Here are just a few tool management variables. Available tools in inventory Tools in the turret [...]
  • Nesting Software and the Sheet Loader
    Intelligent nesting software helps automatic sheet loaders perform optimally.
  • Nesting Software and Offloading
    How nesting software can automatically optimize offloading of parts.
  • Managing Part Placement in Nesting Software | Video
    How nesting software places parts on a nest and how quantity of parts effects material efficiency.
  • How Different Nesting Technologies Address Material Efficiency | Video
    With the right strategies, integration techniques and technology, your nesting software can deliver results far beyond mere material efficiency.
  • How Different Nesting Technologies Achieve Material Efficiency | Video
    How Different Nesting Technologies Achieve Material Efficiency | Video
  • Nesting Software Reports You Can Trust
    Optimation collects thousands of data points on each nest per sheet, per material and per machine. Every nest can be thoroughly analyzed with a quick review of the summary tables.
  • Does Your Cut Path Look Like This?
    Improving tool path efficiency for greater laser cutting throughput
  • Nesting Software Increases Productivity 320 Fold
    Nesting Software Increases Productivity 320 Fold
  • Eight Ways to Reduce Waste with Automatic Punch Nesting Software
    Eight Ways to Reduce Waste with Automatic Punch Nesting
  • Just in Time Nesting | Concurrent Engineering – in the news!
    Nesting Software - Just in Time Nesting | Concurrent Engineering.taking productivity to new heights.
  • How Good is Your Nest? | 8 Ways to Measure Quality
    Smart Nesting Strategies can cut costs, waste and time. The results are found in the quality of the nest.
  • What is Nesting Software?
    Nesting software can be a confusing term. Knowing what a software provider means by - and includes in - nesting software and make a big difference in your ultimate satisfaction with the product.
  • When Material Savings Don’t Justify a Nesting Software Purchase
    Finding ways other than material savings to justify a nesting software purchase.
  • How long does it take to research new nesting software?
    The best nesting software projects start with a clear understanding of the nesting software research process and reasonable expectations regarding the timeline.
  • How to Justify a Nesting Software Purchase
    There are two sets of decision makers in almost every nesting software purchase. A case for justification almost always needs to be made to both.
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    About Optimation's Nesting Software Blog
    Optimation engineers automatic nesting and CNC part programming software for CNC turret punch, laser, plasma, Waterjet, router, and CNC knives. We support single-machine sites to sites with hundreds of machine tools with the highest possible automation.
  • Welcome to Optimation's Nesting Software Blog
    This blog is all about the science and application of nesting through automated software for CNC fabrication.