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Making informed decisions is challenging. These resources help shape the questions, offer a new perspective, and provide the "big picture" insight to make your decisions a little easier. Consider it free expert advice. No strings attached.



All About Nesting (6)

Order Entry Scalability - 4 Ways to Port Order Data to Nesting Software Order Entry Scalability - 4 Ways to Port Order Data to Nesting Software - adobe pdf document

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. Further, 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 CAD to CAM - 4 Production Data Linking Best Practice - adobe pdf document

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.


Optimation & Inventor | CAD/CAM Integration Optimation CAM & Inventor CAD Integration - adobe pdf document

Optimation integrates with AutoDesk's Inventor CAD 3D-Modeling. Now it is easier than ever to integrate design with manufacturing saving time, reducing error, and cutting costs.


Understanding Nesting Software Strategies & Tactics Understanding Nesting Software Strategies & Tactics - adobe pdf document

How an individual or software looks at a part, creates a nest, and manages productivity all impact the bottom line. This report gives you the basic tools to make informed decisions.


8 Ways to Recognize a Quality Nest 8 Ways to Recognize a Quality Nest - adobe pdf document

Nesting is all about efficiency - time, material, productivity. But how do you tell if a nest is achieving what you intend? This free report provides the guidelines to success.


Three Strategies to Increase Material Efficiency Using Filler Parts 3 Strategies to Increase Material Efficiency - adobe pdf document

How do you take advantage of scrap or remnant material to minimize waste? This ongoing struggle for manufacturing engineers, is addressed in this free report. Different manufacturers employ different approaches using filler parts to achieve the same goal - less waste.


All About Buying Nesting Software (3)

4 Steps for Buying Nesting Software 4 Steps for Buying Nesting Software - adobe pdf document

The first step in buying nesting software is answering the questions about money - what's in the budget? which budget? what's our expected return? This important paper helps answer these questions and frame the budget discussion.


How to Improve Cash Flow (leasing) How to Improve Cash Flow - adobe pdf document

"Leasing" and "software" aren't often seen in the same sentence, let alone coupled together in purchase opportunities. But they can go together - quite nicely. Take a look at the multiple advantages leasing nesting software can have on reducing monthly expenses. You may be surprised at how easy it can be. The answers are in this free paper.


Tax Deduction for US Companies (Section 179) Tax Deduction for US Companies - adobe pdf document

Most manufacturers are well aware of the tax advantages of depreciation on capital purchases. What may be "news" is the impact of Section 179 of the US Tax Code on depreciation of capital purchases - including nesting software! This free report provides details.


All About Cutting Costs (2)

Optimation Sheet Metal Nesting Project Estimator Optimation Sheet Metal Nesting Project Estimator - adobe pdf document

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.


10 Ways to Cut Material Waste 10 Ways to Cut Material Waste - adobe pdf document

Raw materials often comprise 40% - 60% of the cost of a fabricated product. Saving even a few percentage points can make all the difference in margins, profitability, and ultimately competitiveness. Read this free report to learn cost-saving practical tips you can implement now.


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