Monday, December 8, 2008

New CAD/CAM Nesting Software for Waterjets is Easy to Learn and Use

Jet Edge is now offering the easy-to-learn and use SigmaNEST Companion™ CAD/CAM nesting software on its precision waterjet cutting systems.

Developed by SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, of Cincinnati, SigmaNEST Companion uses a wizard-based approach to allow waterjet operators with little or no CAD/CAM experience to design, edit and nest parts quickly with little training. Available at a fraction of the cost of the full SigmaNEST program, Companion features numerous SigmaNEST functions such as DXF import, TrueShape nesting, automatic path generation, and NC code generation. With it, waterjet operators can load DXF files to automatically or manually nest parts. They also can create new tasks using standard shapes available in the program’s library. Companion also allows operators to edit part parameters and generate a variety of custom reports, including cost, layout and summary reports.

Jet Edge manufactures a full line of precision waterjet cutting machines, intensifier pumps and waterjet parts. Jet Edge waterjet tables are available in a wide range of sizes, from 30”X30” to 30’X100’. Jet Edge waterjet intensifier pumps are capable of producing pressures from 30,000psi to 90,000psi. They are available in electric and diesel models ranging from 30hp to 280hp. Jet Edge’s open-architecture motion controllers are compatible with most CAD/CAM software, including SigmaNEST and SigmaNEST Companion. For more information about Jet Edge, visit, call 1-800-JET-EDGE (538-3343) or e-mail For more information about SigmaNEST, visit, call (513) 674-0005 or e-mail