almaCAM Routing advantages in aluminium sheet routing

Significant material savings

Significant loss rate reduction thanks to automatic nesting performance, with several strategies available.

Minimum programming times

  • Automatic nesting functions with no or limited user intervention required.
  • Automatic tool assignment (drills, taps, etc.) according to the piercing diameters.
  • Automatic positioning of the screws around the parts.
  • Possibility to operate in full automatic mode.


Optimized time cycles

  • Reduced machining time resulting from the management of sheet stacking in the nesting.
  • Optimized computation of tool paths.
  • Automated management of tool order (piercing, screwing, riveting and routing), with possible interactive modification.
  • Support of micro-junction (or micro-weld) function to avoid  screwing and riveting operations and allow safely detaching parts from the skeleton. 
  • Optimized management of routing speeds according to the parts geometry.


Complete mastering of the technological process 

  • Automatic or interactive management of pocketing (with or without islands).
  • Constant depth management (spot facing, etc.)
  • Tool turret management according to the machines capabilities and to the parts combined in the same nesting.
  • Multi-pass routing control when stack thickness is too important.


Savings on tools and consumables

  • Increased tool life by taking into account drill wear using the tool correction feature.
  • Increased sacrificial plate life resulting from the optimization of sheet stacking in the nesting.


Enhanced quality of manufactured parts

  • Automatic drill re-machining to cut notches out.
  • Automatic management of pocketing and  finishing passe.
  • Parts positioned in the nesting according to material fibre direction.
  • Drill wear taken into account using the tool correction feature.


Increased safety around the machine 

  • Automated addition of micro-junctions on the part geometry for machines not equipped with the “Detagging” feature.
  • Automatic or  interactive management of screwing on the part and skeleton.
  • Management of the “Detagging” feature which allows safely detaching parts from the skeleton. 


Eased handling in the workshop

  • Support of the automatic removal of rivets avoiding a manual part unloading operation.
  • Reduced number of programs thanks to the management of sheet stacking in the nesting.
  • Less or no more partial nesting resulting in reusable but rather costly remnants.
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