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Geometric launches NESTINGWorks™ 2016 at SOLIDWORKS World
Industry-leading Nesting technology connects SOLIDWORKS® 3D Design to manufacturing, boosting productivity while simplifying the transition from design to manufacturing
By: Geometric Limited
NESTINGWorks software leverages Geometric’s industry-leading NESTLib® true-shape 3D technology—known to nesting application developers worldwide as one of the fastest and most fully featured automatic true-shape nesting libraries available in the industry. With NESTINGWorks, product designers can efficiently optimize sheet-stock layouts—including specifications for grain direction—so they can produce the maximum number of parts from a single piece of raw material in a matter of minutes, saving time, while simultaneously minimizing material usage.
“The combination of SOLIDWORKS design, NESTINGWorks nesting, and CAMWorks® machining software provides us with a real competitive advantage because we can cut higher quality parts on our laser cutter in less time while optimizing material usage,” says Mike Buchli, Vice President of Karl W. Schmidt & Associates, a leading manufacturer of custom recycling systems. “Because CAMWORKS and NESTINGWorks are integrated inside SOLIDWORKS, the time and cost savings associated with the seamless process enable us to reduce our prices significantly, which helps us win more business.”
Unlike other nesting applications that use 2D layouts, NESTINGWorks software provides 3D true-shape layouts, which lets designers nest parts of varying thicknesses. The solution is also compatible with all downstream machining and manufacturing applications. Combined with SOLIDWORKS design configuration tools, designers can use NESTINGWorks to nest multiple sets of assembly and or part variants, from a single SOLIDWORKS model.
· Single dialog box ease of use
· Fully automatic true-shape nesting solution, to optimize placement of parts on sheet
· Automatically nests multiple parts, based on the material and thickness, thus eliminating the manual effort of segregating individual parts
· Part-in-part nesting to fully optimize material usage
· User specified grain direction to easily manage required material properties
· Full associativity with SOLIDWORKS software. Updates are tracked, and flagged whenever a change is made to the component and are reflected instantly
Geometric is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Embedded System solutions, and Digital Technology solutions enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.
Listed on the Bombay and National stock exchanges in India, the company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 11.05 billion (US Dollars 180.61 million) for the year ended March 2015. It employs over 4800 people across 13 global delivery locations in the US, France, Germany, Romania, India, and China. Geometric has been assessed at Maturity Level 3 for CMMI 1.3- Development and CMMI 1.3-Services for its Software and Engineering Services business units and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. The company’s operations are also ISO 27001:2005 certified.
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