SigmaTEK Systems announced the upcoming release of SigmaNEST Version 10. The new version employs sophisticated heuristics and advanced algorithms to optimize part yield, maximize material usage, and accelerate machine cycle, time, the company says.
"An example of what makes version 10 special is improved cutterpath planning that reduces machine cutting cycle time and consumable wear extending tool life," said SigmaTEK president and CEO Ben TerreBlanche. "New functionality also includes BHQ (Bolt Hole Quality) technology. Specially designed for plasma cutting machines, BHQ improves edge quality by addressing material melting issues inherent to plasma cutting. By tightly controlling this cutting process BHQ produces the best hole quality eliminating clean-up or rework."
Other SigmaNEST version 10 enhancements include tight integration with MRP and other manufacturing and business systems to catalog material remnants for future job runs; SolidWorks Enterprise PDM integration; and shop floor control with Color Offload and Load Manager.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.