Automatic Nesting modules for fabrication, composite cutting and routing

JETCAM Expert has always been renowned for its functionality, flexibility and sheer power when it comes to generating optimised nests. Customers can today choose between four powerful nesting modules to suit their budget and requirements.

Nesting efficiency saves money

Rectangular Automatic Nesting and High Performance Rectangular Automatic Nesting
Expert Premium users can gain a cost-effective entry into multi-part nesting with RAN (Rectangular Automatic Nesting). Combined with the JETCAM Expert CADCAM software's built in auto nesting module it allows users the ability to easily build (local or externally) a works list of required components that can be immediately processed, with NC code being produced within seconds for multiple nest layouts. RAN users also benefit from a high-performance version - HP-RAN, which allows a runtime to be specified - this can significantly reduce material waste.

Free Form Automatic Nesting
At a slightly higher cost FFAN (free form automatic nesting) delivers a fast, effective free form automatic nesting algorithm, offering affordable yet very powerful free-form nesting capabilities. It represents broadly the current nesting technology, as available from other vendors of nesting software. This gives your business the ability to tackle complex nests with ease, automatically nesting components within components and making substantial savings over less automatic nesting methods. FFAN is suited to businesses looking to take their nesting capabilities to another level at low cost, while maintaining an open upgrade path to JETCAM’s latest and significantly more powerful automatic nesting technology - FFHPN.

Free Form High Performance Nesting
The picture below shows two nests - the bottom nest prepared in JETCAM using our free form high performance nesting module compared to the same nest run in a competing system (top nest). The difference in material equates to a 10% saving. How much money would you save if you reduced your material usage by a similar amount?

efficient nesting

Top nest - leading competitor. Bottom nest - JETCAM using FFHPN

FFHPN (Free Form High Performance Nester) builds on FFAN’s strengths by applying new, extremely advanced compression techniques to squeeze even more out of any nest, when compared to JETCAM’s second generation FFAN module and other nesting modules available. In most businesses this will equate to such substantial savings, that the module’s cost will be recouped within a very short period of time - sometimes a matter of only weeks. The FFHPN nester can be set to run over any period of time, from seconds to overnight. This allows for the optimum nest to be generated over the most suitable time frame. RAN, FFAN and FFHPN are available as optional extras for Expert Premium CADCAM systems.