Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:40

Productivity and ROI: Why Leading CAD/CAM-using manufacturers count on SigmaNEST®

SigmaTEK’s software products continue to deliver productivity and ROI gains for leading manufacturers and fabricators worldwide.   Its primary nesting software, SigmaNEST, automates manual CAD work typically done before nesting, driving results previously unseen by manufacturers. Through unmatched nesting efficiency and speed, SigmaNEST leads to increased productivity and ROI, including:

  • decreased waste – on average, customers save 4% on material when switching to SigmaNEST;
  • increased capacity – average cut times increase by 20%;
  • increased efficiency – programming is five times faster, on average, saving considerable man-hours.  

Powered by the manufacturing industry’s newest and most advanced CAD/CAM nesting engine, SigmaNEST reflects nearly three decades of continuous, specialized software optimization, helping fabricators to boost cutting machine throughput and performance. As machine experts, SigmaNEST developers customize SigmaNEST to fully maximize features and functionality of cutting, punching and bending machines.

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SigmaNEST next-generation software is designed to connect systems that are most critical to manufacturing operations. SigmaNEST follows industry standards and best practices, so no CAD/CAM data is compromised and users can start with data from multiple sources. To learn more about SigmaNEST’s CAD/CAM software integration, click here.

Native file formats supported include:
- AutoDesk Inventor - SpaceClaim
- SOLIDWORKS - Onshape
- Siemens NX - CATIA
- Solid Edge - DWG, DXF, IGES, DSTV, STEP
- PTC Creo

When a user imports a part or assembly into SigmaNEST, it recognizes all features assigned in the 3D model. SigmaNEST can even sort through non-fabricated parts of an assembly (like bolts or electronics) to keep only the parts that need to be profile cut. Parts for fabrication are automatically unfolded. Users can also nest whole assemblies with automatic bevel recognition.

Key Process: Bevel

One of the processes most dependent on proper file data transfer is beveling. SigmaNEST engineers understand this. SigmaNEST has invested countless man hours in developing critical technology to ensure bevels are imported correctly as part and assembly files move from design to production. To learn more about SigmaNEST’s beveling capabilities, click here.   Video available here.

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About SigmaTEK

SigmaTEK Systems develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management. For more information on SigmaTEK or SigmaNEST, please contact Ms. Cornel Warren via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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