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Pathfinder develops automatic nesting solution

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Pathfinder Australia introduces a new automatic nesting solution for the composite manufacturing industry.

Pathfinder's latest nesting solution utilises a new and powerful algorithm that will create a nest ready to cut in minutes, maximising material utilisation, saving time and eliminating skill requirement.

The new automatic nesting solution is ideal for meeting the composite manufacturing requirements of aerospace, automotive, armour, boating, wind energy or military sectors.

Pathfinder’s new automatic nesting solution facilitates better control with the ability to: improve cutter productivity by having cut nests available within minutes; re-nest quickly and efficiently when the width of a material roll has changed; establish material costing to complete a job quickly; and re-configure a manufacturing order effortlessly by re-nesting a multiple order, combining orders or parts quickly within the same program.

Material utilisation can be maximised by generating the most efficient nests possible while respecting rotational part constraints in minutes, saving time, labour and material, and eliminating the skill required for the job. Material savings of up to 10% can be achieved with the nesting solution.

The user can share nests or patterns with colleagues and manufacturing partners around the world instantly with Pathfinder's automatic nesting solution integrated within PathWorks. Standard industry file formats are supported for seamless communication.

Pathfinder's automatic nesting system is an integrated option within the PathWorks automatic pattern nesting solution.

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