MTC Software have released laser support enhancements to ProNest, their advanced nesting software. These new technological innovations introduced in ProNest enable laser users to improve productivity and part quality.
ProNest utilises updated post processors, unique to each laser brand and model, to produce advanced NC code that can control virtually all OEM features on a specific laser system. The intuitive, easy to learn ProNest interface allows for complete automation of most functions available through the post processor thereby simplifying programming operations.
Process parameters and leads spreadsheets have been updated with improved data, which have been gathered from real-world testing, performed in collaboration with ProNest users and machinery resellers. On lead-ins, the pierce can now be positioned at the centre of a hole with accuracy, while still allowing for complete control over the lead-in arc size. In addition, lead-ins can now automatically adjust to accommodate smaller profiles with no manual manipulation, resulting in noticeably improved hole quality.
Collision Avoidance includes automatic internal profile sequencing and an intelligent, automatic leads relocation feature, which is designed to reduce traverse time and improve productivity. Traversing with the cutting head down, as opposed to performing a full retract between every pierce, significantly speeds up production time and reduces the machine wear and tear. This technology also allows users to move away from using tabs as a means of preventing tip-up scenarios during the cutting process, since Collision Avoidance automatically optimises lead-in placement and internal/external sequencing to avoid instances in which a head crash may occur. By design, ProNest will decide whether a full raise or an avoidance move (traversing around a tip up scenario) is required. This may also be controlled manually by the programmer.
MTC Software providing good customer support, employing some of the most knowledgeable process specialists in the industry. MTC Software’s technical support staff have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of laser processing and will work with ProNest users to ensure that they are getting the most from their machine and software investment.
With enhanced features and MTC Software’s dedicated support team, ProNest is positioned to maintain its status as the industry’s premier CAM nesting software for laser processing. MTC Software develop CAM software for sheet and plate processing and have offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Singapore, China, and Australia. Products include nesting software (ProNest, TurboNest), HVAC flat pattern software (Design2FAB), job management software (JobTrak), and software for turret punch applications (GeoPoint). Typical applications involve Plasma, Oxyfuel, Laser, Waterjet, and Punch.