Software for Manufacturing
Catia-Based Software Nests Sheet Blanks
Forming Technologies Inc., (FTI) Oakville, Ontario, Canada, announced at the recently held COE 2007 Automotive Industry Workshop in Dearborn, MI, the global release of Catia ProgNest R18 CAA V5. ProgNest is the only tool in Catia for nesting sheetmetal blanks on progressive-die strips. ProgNest produces as many as nine progressive-die configurations, and calculates accurate cost evaluations based on nesting layout, carrier location and dimension. All results are stored in the standard CatPart file for ease of use of PLM integration.
This is the latest solution fully integrated into Catia CAAV5 environment and is installed on R16, 17 and 18.
ProgNest automatically calculates the best progressive nesting layout to optimize material utilization based on coil width and pitch, and other constraints. Users can produce fully optimized nesting layouts for one-up, two-up and mirrored progressive-die configurations.
Forming Technologies Inc.: 905/827-2997; www.forming.com
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