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Nest 04.03.21

The ROI of Nest and the Generic 3-5%

CAD CAM Nesting one of the most marketed and focused features but what does it drive and what are the additional benefits? Having worked in the manufacturing arena for many years we have had the privilege of working on many cost out improvements and one such example was

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workflow Quote 15.02.21

Enterprise Sheet Metal Quoting

CAD QUOTE VS CAM QUOTE

CAD Quoting

Typical CAD analysis normally consists of a length calculation against a generic speed factor, which as a ball in the park figure will give an idea, however the actual cycle time and material allocation could be considerably more. This article is designed to highlight the process enhancements between ...

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Web Image 08.02.21

FLUX BEND TSO – PREVIEW

Offline Bending… It’s well known in the industry with the benefits that it can bring to a manufacturing business but how accurate are the benefits and how do you get to the next level and beyond?

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Solid EDGE Bending and Nesting Metamation 01.02.21

Solid Edge Native File Support

“Have an Edge in your manufacturing flow with Metamation’s CAM support for Solid Edge”

One of the fundamental process’s with design to manufacture is the ability to read native file formats direct from CAD design software without the need to export in a 3rd party format which can result in the loss of design information ...

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Offline Bending in MetaBEND by Metamation 05.01.21

Offline Press Brake Programming

One of the most skilled operations in the sheet metal manufacturing industry is the operating and setting of press brakes, which if you are a low batch manufacturer could increase your non value added time significantly. Skill shortages for this operation don’t help and when you consider that you could easily have 2-3 press brakes ...

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Punch and Nesting Software by Metamation 07.12.20

CAD CAM Punch

MetaCAM – CAD CAM Punch

About

CNC Punch a key manufacturing process used heavily in today’s environment and depending on your product range, turret capacity and tooling availability could be one of the most time consuming processes to handle.

Our Solutions

The MetaCAM software is a fully functioning CAD and Punch CAM system that is ...

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ize 30.11.20

IZE of CAD/CAM Software

AUTOMIZE……….Introducing FLEXIBLE automation
OPTIMIZE………..Save time and effort by OPTIMIZING repetitive tasks
REALIZE………….Savings TIME, ACCURACY and INFORMATION flow

What is and why do we need and what is the IZE? Well to start let’s take a look at the typical top 5 manufacturing process questions.

Across the front end we perform many repetitive ...

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Metamation Enterprise 09.11.20

MetaCAM Enterprise 20.x series

At Metamation our goal is simple to continue bringing innovative and open minded solutions to our global customers though the continued development of our OWN core products for sheet metal CAD / CAM users.

Our Automation:

MetaCAM Enterprise is a front end for the existing Meta* based products which brings all the power of MetaCAM ...

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CAD CAM ROI 02.11.20

Putting the R in ROI

 In today’s manufacturing facilities when investment is being made we usually look for he ability to meet and exceed the immediate software requirements along with the magic Return on Investment (ROI). The sheet metal CAD CAM Arena has always had a large focus in this area, but what really generates the ROI? Is it all ...

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Sheet Metal CAD CAM 16.10.20

Be a Lean Mean Manufacturing Machine

The business cost for profile cutting on machines has been and still is primarily driven by Front End Time, Material Utilisation and Sequence Optimisation. The industry has been and still is adopting leaner manufacturing practices by reducing batch size in favor of more frequent delivery dates which in turn places higher demands on suppliers to ...

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