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Next-Generation Software for Press-Brake Programming

August 7, 2012

SigmaTek Systems, LLC, Cincinnati, OH, a supplier of CAD/CAM nesting software, has released SigmaBend AP—press-brake programming software that incorporates the unfolding functionality of AutoPol into SigmaTek’s press-brake solution SigmaBend AP. Says SigmaNest product manager James Lindsey:  “SigmaBend AP automatically recognizes bend information stored in 2D and 3D CAD files. Users gain direct seamless access to SolidWorks and Inventor files while interfaces to NX, Pro/E, Catia and CAD-neutral file formats including IGES, STEP, SAT, and Parasolid reduce file import, unfolding and nesting steps and errors.”

Other product features include real-time 3D simulation with collision detection, along with the ability to determine levels of manual control and automation for bend sequencing, tool and setup selection, finger stop positioning and simulation.

SigmaTek Systems: 513/674.0005; www.sigmanest.com

Industry-Related Terms: CAD, Functionality, IGES, Nesting
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms

Technologies: Bending

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