Microvellum’s Stay-down Nesting Decreases CNC Cycle Times & Extends Tool Life
Central Point, Oregon – May 1, 2015 – Microvellum Inc., a leading cabinet and manufacturing software provider, specializing in AutoCAD based CAD/CAM/CIM technologies, announced major improvements to their Stay-down Nesting Algorithm, technology that generates a continuous tool path for part perimeter routing.
Stay-down Nesting can reduce CNC machine cycle times as much as 35% or more compared to standard nesting. This unique nesting algorithm creates a single tool path and ramps into the material once, cutting out all the parts in the sheet before exiting, eliminating the need to pull out of the material and rapid traverse to the next part.
In the latest release of Toolbox 2015 R2, Stay-down Nesting can be configured to automatically recognize and double-pass small parts within the nested sheet. The double-pass process creates a small tab or bridge that is (connected to the part) large enough to maintain suction on the machine table, but thin enough to avoid moving the part when the final pass is made.
“Our users expect innovative solutions to help them increase their productivity and maintain their competitive edge.With the advancement of Stay-down Nesting, our customers utilizing nested-based CNC machinery can process more sheets of material and decrease tool wear. This translates into more value for our users.” says Clay Swayze, Director of Marketing for Microvellum, Inc.
Another new feature available in 2015 R2 is the ability to move, rotate, or edit parts that have been optimized using Stay-down Nesting. This functionality was previously only available in the Block Nesting and True Shape Nesting optimizers.
Stay-down Nesting is compatible with Microvellum’s Rectangular and True Shape Nesting optimizers. Microvellum’s 2015 R2 release is expected to be available for download by Wednesday, May 8, 2015.
Founded in 1991, Microvellum Inc. is a leading cabinet design and manufacturing software provider, specializing in AutoCAD based CAD/CAM/CIM technologies. Microvellum is headquartered in Central Point, Oregon and has offices throughout North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Microvellum offers a single-source solution for 2D & 3D drawings, production reporting, labeling, job management, estimating, nested optimization, direct g-code generation and more. To learn more about Microvellum, visit Microvellum.com.