Lantek has launched its new 2013 portfolio, which has been upgraded to provide users with more efficient nesting, punching, machining, and tube profile cutting. In addition, the new version provides solutions for controlling data in a manufacturing plant, the company says.
The two main improvements in the 2013 release are its nesting solutions and intelligent integration mechanisms. The 2013 version of its CAD/CAM software provides advances in the calculation of nests. The new system, based on artificial intelligence "ThinkingMetal" technology, incorporates algorithms and mathematical morphology strategies which enable sheets to be optimized easily, avoiding errors in the machining process and reducing wasted material.
Industry-specific features include nesting by areas, sheet turning, the ability to modify the cutting order, reordering of contours following hole destruction, cutting the line of remnant at the beginning of an area, and the rectangular cutting of the skeleton of the metal sheet. The software also incorporates new logic for five-axis machines.
Lantek has improved the Lantek Flex3D solution for producing steel contours and pre-fabricated structures. It now incorporates an optimized work environment with total connectivity with all CAD and BIM software. It includes a complete re-engineering of the machining engine, the nesting simulation, and the turret management.
For profile finishing, the solution has new milling features and new parameters for checking the automatic drilling and marking process. All of these solutions are complemented by Replica, an intelligent integration mechanism that connects the nesting and machining processes to a company's systems management environment.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.