Blog

In this “Blog” section you will find all our news (products, events, partnerships, etc.), feature articles about the uses of our software, about the industrial processes or the sectors we address (Vision of experts section), as well as our customer case studies.

Sheet metal quotes: our global approach for industrial companies

Thanks to a development strategy based on both software applications and software components, and on the strength of our web tool expertise, we are able to meet different types of quotes needs for industrial sheet metal companies.

Machine tool manufacturers: why work with an independent CAD/CAM software vendor?

If a machine tool manufacturer or reseller has decided to include a CAD/CAM software in their offering, what kind of questions should they ask themselves before working with an independent software vendor? Plus, what are the specific characteristics of Alma’s partnership approach?

Continuous laser cutting of coil with DIMECO and Alma: this partnership is on a roll!

Specialist in production systems that use coil, DIMECO launched a few year ago an innovative system allowing continuous laser cutting. This solution is controlled using Alma nesting software and has been adopted by companies in different sectors in several countries.

Why is off-line programming vital in a robotized welding project?

If you are intending to invest in a robotized welding cell, you may be considering whether it’s worthwhile investing also in an off-line programming software to control your new robot. OLP is more than just an alternative to conventional programming by teaching pendant. This solution has many advantages which in fact make it irreplaceable.

We are also optimizing cutting of 3D blocks!

In many industrial sectors it is necessary to cut parallelepipedic parts from large blocks of material. For applications where the groups of parts to produce are particularly large, it is necessary or even mandatory to use a cutting optimization software.

With Almacam Pass, Alma launches the new flexible subscription access to sheet metal CAD/CAM software

Use of a subscription-based service has become common practice, even the norm in many domains. So why not for a sheet metal CAD/CAM software?

Robotized cutting of tubes and profiles: a niche market occupied by experts!

In partnership with robotics integrators, in particular Daihen Varstroj in Slovenia, Alma has adapted its off-line programming software to robotized cutting of tubes and profiles. This is a niche market which requires a highly sophisticated hardware + software solution.

Improved algorithms for easy import and cleaning of dirty DXF/DWG

The quality of DXF or DWG geometries is a recurring problem when it comes to exploiting CAD files for CAM programming. Alma applicative software and web applications include advanced functions for automatic cleaning of DXF or DWG geometries.

Why is Alma the Cutting CAD/CAM market leader for shipbuilding

1982 is the starting point not only for our long-standing collaboration with the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, but also for deployment of our Cutting CAD/CAM software for shipbuilding right around the world.

webQuote, a new service to manage requests for sheet metal quotes

webQuote is a new service made available to users of the almaQuote quote software. It centralizes and facilitates communication between ordering parties and sub-contractors, while automating preparation and processing of a quote.

Webinar: robot additive DED-WAAM programming made easy with ESPRIT & ALMA

Join our webinar to learn about our CAM solution dedicated to robotized DED-WAAM processes: November 24th at 10:00 a.m. Central European Time and December 10th at 11 a.m. North American Eastern Standard Time.

Prime Engineering, a new South Korean partner for Alma

With the help of IAMS, its South Korean reseller, in the end of 2019 Alma has entered into a partnership with Prime Engineering, a leading Korean manufacturer of stone processing machinery.

Global Industrie show preview

Web applications, robotics, Industry 4.0… The CAD/CAM of the future will be on the Alma stand at the Global Industrie fair!

While celebrating its 40th anniversary, Alma is resolutely investing in the industry of the future

Ever since it was created 40 years ago, Alma has specialized in cutting optimization. Today it is internationally renowned for its technical expertise, which it has developed over the years in many different countries.

Alma is launching Nest&Cut, web-based nesting application

The Nest&Cut web application enables any company involved in the cutting of flat materials, from anywhere in the world, to easily access the best automatic nesting algorithms for reducing raw material costs, without investing in a costly solution.

All-round innovations at Alma’s stand, in EuroBLECH

Sheet metal CAD/CAM, Robotics, Nesting… With the latest modules of the CAD/CAM software suite Almacam, virtual reality of robotic simulation and the worldwide preview of web-based automatic nesting application Nest&Cut, there will be innovations in all areas at Alma’s booth in Hannover.

TOLEXPO Paris 2018: a great success for Alma!

Once again, the TOLEXPO show served as a platform to demonstrate our expertise in cutting, sheet metal machining, robotics and our trademark product Almacam, the CAD/CAM software suite which was launched 3 years back.

CAD assembly import : a new module integrated in Almacam

Retrieving CAD assemblies for costing (quotation) or for manufacturing (sheet metal CAM) often requires the use of several software tools and implies repetitive and time-consuming tasks.

Almacam: South America is starting up!

Almacam, Alma new generation CAD/CAM software is now widely marketed in Europe and is extremely well received by our customers.

A new Japanese partner

Thanks to the partnership between SAIELO and Alma, Tamari Industry Co Ltd, a Japanese company specialized in laser applications for sheet metal machining, has decided to integrate Alma software solutions in its range of 5-axis machines and robots.

Alma and Asco Data will exhibit together at Blechexpo

After Schweissen & Schneiden which was the first opportunity for Alma and Asco Data to exhibit together in Germany after the announcement of their union in June, the two companies will present their unified sheet metal CAD/CAM offering at the Blechexpo trade fair in Stuttgart.

Alma’s distribution network continues developing in Asia

After signing distribution agreements in Vietnam and Japan last year, a new Malaysian reseller has just joined Alma’s network.

ALMA and ASCO DATA are joining forces

ALMA and ASCO DATA, two major European players in the sheet metal CAD/CAM with their head offices in Grenoble (France) and Bremen (Germany) respectively, have announced that ALMA GmbH, the German subsidiary of ALMA, has purchased ASCO DATA’s share capital.

The new automatic nesting demonstrator

Alma launches a new version of its automatic nesting demonstrator in the cloud. Thanks to this 100% web-based application incorporating a complete make-over of its ergonomics, Alma enables any user to evaluate the performance of the Powernest nesting engine in a few seconds, using their own parts.

Focus on Almacam at EuroBLECH 2016 and FABTECH 2016!

First unveiled as a prototype in 2014, Almacam, Alma’s new sheet metal CAM software, has been very well received by customers since then. Almacam has started to be sold throughout Europe and commercialization will soon begin in North America.

Two new resellers in Asia

As part of its continuous development in Asia, Alma has just concluded two new distribution agreements in Vietnam and Japan.

A new Alma reseller in the Maghreb countries

Alma has recently signed a new distribution agreement for its CAD/CAM software programs. LeanCAP Industries, a consulting company in industrial and IT-system organization located in Casablanca (Morocco) distributes from now on the new Almacam software range (CAM for cutting and punching, sheet metal working quotations, etc.) in the Maghreb countries.