In the world of industrial cutting, efficiency is the key to ensuring optimal results and maximizing material yield. One of the most powerful techniques for achieving this goal is “nesting.” In this article, we will explore what nesting is and how Sidertaglio Lamiere has refined this technique to deliver excellent performance to its customers.

What is Nesting?

Automatic nesting technology has revolutionized the industrial cutting industry since the early 1980s, when the advent of increasingly sophisticated processors made it possible to manage production operations more efficiently and accurately. Since then, nesting has experienced steady development, becoming an established practice in the processing of semi-finished materials such as wood, cardboard and sheet metal.

The term “nesting” comes from the English verb “to nest,” meaning to make a nest, and reflects the idea of organizing elements in a way that maximizes the use of material, much like birds building their nests. In practice, nesting represents a production organization technique aimed at minimizing the waste of raw materials. This is accomplished by strategically placing the elements to be cut on a single sheet of material so as to optimize cutting and reduce waste.

To support this practice, specialized software has been developed that enables 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design of these machining operations. These tools allow professionals in the field to virtually visualize the optimal positioning of the elements to be cut, enabling detailed analysis of possible configurations and precise optimization of the cutting process.

Accuracy and optimization

The key to the success of our nesting approach lies in accuracy and optimization. Each piece is placed with care and utmost attention, taking into consideration project specifications, customer requirements, material type and thickness. We use advanced software that allows us to thoroughly analyze part layout and optimize positioning to maximize material utilization.

Reducing waste, maximizing yield

Through our approach to nesting, we are able to reduce material waste to an absolute minimum, allowing our customers to save costs and maximize the yield of their materials. This not only leads to greater economic savings, but also helps reduce the environmental impact of the production process.

Nesting on thick sheet metal

In the world of industrial cutting, thick sheets present a fascinating and stimulating challenge as they require an extra dose of skill and precision. Unlike thinner sheets, cutting through substantial thicknesses is like sculpting a work of art: every movement must be carefully calculated, every cut executed with pinpoint accuracy.

With our extensive experience in the industry, we are masters in the art of nesting on thick sheet metal. We have perfected our techniques over the years, developing innovative processes and using state-of-the-art technology to achieve extraordinary results.

What sets us apart is the hands-on approach we take to element placement, a practice that requires patience and knowledge. Unlike the automatic options offered by software (auto nesting), our expert team places each element manually. This approach, although more labor-intensive, proves to be essential for cutting thicker sheet metal, since auto nesting is better suited to laser cutting and fails to provide the accuracy needed for our type of processing.

Every cut, every bevel, every mechanical work is done with passion and skill. Every piece that comes off our production lines carries the imprint of our dedication and expertise.

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