Prospective companies interested to improve efficiency in the CADCAM/nesting process can request a free nesting benchmark comparison. By providing DXFs of parts, alongside a nest of the same parts, customers can see what percentage Jetcam’s high performance nesting could save on material over their existing software. Programming time can be drastically reduced by automating processes such as CAD import, tooling and automatic nesting, while machine runtime can also often be improved, with parts being common cut or (for lasers) JET-Cut fully automatic fly cutting.

Users enter information via simple sliders, entering their annual material spend, programming hourly rate and machine hourly rate. Next, they select the estimated savings, either provided through a benchmark or their own estimations. Clicking the calculate button immediately displays an annual saving for material, programming time and machine runtime, with a total underneath. Figures can be displayed in Dollars, Euros or Pounds.

Says Martin Bailey, general manager: “Many people struggle to estimate a return on investment when it comes to software. With machines it’s simple and visible – speed, throughput, size, etc. all can be used to calculate the benefit of a new machine over old. Our nesting benchmark comparison allow companies to quickly see how much and where they are likely to achieve savings. Many customers have already seen a return on their investment in months or even weeks, and as companies aim to automate and integrate in a post-Covid era it’s software that will quickly allow them to do that.”