Feathering Your Nest

 Many shops are expanding the operations performed for their customers in order to be a more valuable supplier.

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Many shops are expanding the operations performed for their customers in order to be more valuable suppliers. And, frankly, they also want to make sure nobody else gets a foot in their customers’ doors. Some metalcutting shops even find themselves in the unfamiliar territory of metal fabrication. You know: turret punch presses, lasers and the like. Well, efficient cutting and/or punching of sheet metal requires maximizing the number of parts per sheet and minimizing the skeleton. To that end, nesting software has been developed. Planit, a leading software developer and maker of Radan, has written a white paper on the subject of modern nesting. In the spirit of “you’re never too old to learn,” read the white paper here.