With more than 18,000 installations and over 25 years of engineering experience, SigmaNEST is a world leader in the development of CAD/CAM nesting software for waterjet cutting machines. SigmaNEST will:
      - Reduce scrap
      - Accelerate machine run time
      - Provide one powerful, flexible solution

Capabilities of SigmaNEST

SigmaNEST is designed to be one of the easiest-to-use programming solutions available. 


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Why Choose SigmaNEST? 

SigmaNEST is an intelligent all-in-one solution which delivers reductions in cost-per-part by optimising use of raw material, reducing tool travel time, and providing the flexibility to work with a whole spectrum of materials.

From initial part creation right through to tidying up fine detail on imported drawings and configuring parts layout, SigmaNEST allows users to generate the maximum number of components from any shape or size sheet.

Quickly import all common drawing files including DXF, DWG, IGES, CDL and CAD ready to cut in the shortest time.

SigmaNEST is available in three popular versions, enabling the user to tailor the capacity and capability, from basic through to professional advanced user requirements.

With technical support assistance based in Australia, the SigmaNEST team are available to provide instant remote support in our timezone.

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Kitchen Benchtops in SigmaNEST





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Scan and Cut: 

The program imports colour, gray and black and white images. Scans of sketches and silhouettes are quickly converted into high quality, ready to cut vector drawings.

Images converted with Cutting Shop cut smoothly and the cutting head stays down until the outline is finished, optimising the efficiency of your cutting operation. Export completed files to DXF, PLT, IGES, and other CAD and CAM specific formats.

Draw From Scratch:

Draw from Scratch allows the operator to quickly draw a new image no matter how complicated.With an array of innovative tools, drawing from scratch has never been so easy. With simple functions like stretch scale, move, copy, insert and join to functions like weld, bend, cleave, bridge, text, rotate/flip, fillet, chamfer and three point circle, no drawing is too hard. The program also has a great direction of cut tool for precise cutting.

Simple Nesting Option:

The optional nesting feature of the cutting shop program enables the operator to quickly calculate the optimum number of parts which can be cut from any size workpiece. Enter the size of the plate to be cut from, nominate the size of the gap between each part and Cutting Shop will immediately determine the number of parts that can be cut from a given size sheet.

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What our clients say: "Draftmans cutting shop would have to be more versatile, and more comprehensive than any other raster to vector conversion program. It’s autoconversion is second to none, and it’s editing tools have been specifically designed for fabricators to quickly and efficiently complete drawings....with an average conversion time of about 10 minutes."