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Nesting tools for manufacturing

See how TruNest products can help you transition from design to manufacturing. Select TruNest Contour for nesting and cutting, TruNest Composites for nesting and ply cutting, or TruNest Multi-Tool for router and punch nesting.

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Customized user experience

  • Customizable user interface

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Customize the interface by user or user type. (video: 1:08 min.)

  • Supports enterprise solutions

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Multiple users can connect from different computers.

  • Menu tree and ribbon control

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Customize menus for favorite functions. (video: 1:50 min.)

  • Grid controls

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Easily find and organize large data tables. (video: 1:24 min.)

  • Viewport controls

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Inspect part data after translation. (video: 1:16 min.)

Part translation

  • Translate part data from many sources

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Nest multiple source formats with SmarTran. (video: 1:10 min.)

  • Automatic part assembly

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    SmarTran plus the ability to interpret metadata. (video: 1:18 min.)

  • Reverse engineer legacy data

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Convert old NC code into usable CAD data for re-nesting.

  • Product data management (PDM) integration

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Works with PDM systems such as Vault PDM software.

Scheduling and reporting

  • Add orders until nesting time

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Increase efficiency by enabling multiple assemblies in an order. (video: 1:06 min.)

  • Dynamic order scheduling

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Get maximum material efficiency. (video: 1:06 min.)

  • ERP/MRP system integration

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Integrates with ERP systems to automatically schedule orders. 

  • Standard reports

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Get automated reports on cost, tool wear, and more. (video: 1:43 min.)

  • Standard report formats

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Supports PDF, HTML, and Crystal Reports.

  • Custom ERP/MRP reports

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Feed reports back into an ERP system to complete the cycle.

Optimizers

  • Works with FiberSIM and CPD

    TruNest Composites

    Import FiberSIM and CPD native data with 2 clicks.

  • Flat ply splitting

    TruNest Composites

    Optimum organization of composite plies. (video: 1:16 min.)

  • Skeleton cutting/auto destruct cycle

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool

    Manage scrap materials by skeleton cutting.

  • Automatic tabbing

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool

    Tabs hold parts in place during cutting.

  • Head-down logic for pierce reduction

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool

    Reduce the number of pierces on each nest. 

  • Etching and labeling

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Get automatic labeling support. 

  • Automatic tool cycle optimization

    TruNest Multi-Tool

    Get the right tool head for the job.

  • Double-sided routing

    TruNest Multi-Tool

    Support for routing on 2 sides of the part.

  • Automatic common line cutting

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    Remove extra cutting between common line parts.

  • Optimized multitorch cutting logic

    TruNest Contour

    Reduce nest size based on number of cutting torches.

CNC postprocessors

  • Ply cutters

    TruNest Composites

    Supports all major brands of composite cutting machines.

  • Multiple machine setup

    TruNest Contour, TruNest Multi-Tool, TruNest Composites

    When multiple machines are available, TruNest selects the best one for the job.

  • Punch presses

    TruNest Multi-Tool

    Supports all major brands of CNC punch machines.

  • Punch/laser combined machines

    TruNest Multi-Tool

    Compatible with punch/laser combined machines.

  • CNC routers

    TruNest Multi-Tool

    Supports all major brands of CNC routers.

  • Laser cutters

    TruNest Contour

    Supports all major brands of laser cutters.  

  • Plasma cutters

    TruNest Contour

    Supports major brands of plasma cutters.

  • Waterjet cutters

    TruNest Contour

    Supports major brands of waterjet cutters.

  • Plasma/oxy combined cutters

    TruNest Contour

    Compatible with plasma/oxy combination machines.