The clients of sheetmetal machinery specialist, Maxitec , can now integrate CAD processes with nesting during production. This development follows a recent technical partnership announced between two software specialists it represents in Australia and New Zealand – JETCAM International and FCC Software AB.
Commitment made by these software developers will see them work together and provide integration between FCC’s autoPOL 3-D CAD software and the JETCAM nesting software.
A growing number of Maxitec clients are working with autoPOL and JETCAM technologies, so the technical alliance will give customers solutions with more efficiency, along with a manageable and scalable environment. Users will be able to automatically import autoPOL poll files directly from within JETCAM Expert.
This process can be further automated using JETCAM’s SCAP (Single Component, Automatic Nesting) or dissimilar part nesting modules, allowing for files to be automatically unfolded, imported, tooled (or profiled), nested and generated as NC code within seconds.
Further automation of the process is possible using JETCAM's RCP (Remote Control Processing) system which, when integrated into an end a piece system, will provide complete unmanned operation. Orders will be placed on the MRP and autoPOL files will be immediately processed through the NC cogeneration without any human intervention. The autoPOL import facilities are included in the next new release of JETCAM Expert v16.