Getting parts to lay out efficiently on a sheet is one thing. Producing an optimized layout that will also cut efficiently, while making the maximum use of every square inch, is a more difficult thing. And the difference can mean 10% to 20% savings in materials costs and total processing time.
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AL-Cut AG’s two Managing Directors. His company supplies customers throughout Switzerland. Recently, he got this phone call: A customer needs metal struts for staircases: 800 parts, complex geometry, made of 10mm (3/8”) steel. “Can you manage that by tomorrow? I will send you the details by email.” An urgent job. Räber remains relaxed: “We will… Continued
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