The Most Accurate Tool for Nesting Sheet Metal Blanks on Progressive Die Strips for Estimators and Tool Engineers

  • Process 50 times more quotes than manual calculations
  • More accurate scrap estimates for material rebates
  • Quickly and accurately estimates the progression and coil width requirements
  • Reduces collaboration lag (time to communicate a change and obtain feedback), and hence results in 50% less engineering changes, since the analysis is current with the geometry
  • Drastic reduction of risk related to inaccurate material cost calculations; reduces supplier variation between estimate and actual costs from 25% to within 1-2%


  • Produces fully optimized nesting layouts for 1-out, 2-out and mirrored progressive die configurations
  • Constrains progression, coil width, and blank rotation to ensure the layout is compatible with manufacturing equipment
  • Calculates accurate cost per blank based on supplied input data and material utilization
  • Material cost calculation considers variations in thickness and coil width
  • All results are stored in the standard CATPart file for ease of PLM integration
  • User input for distance between blanks, distance to edge of coil, carrier allowance and carrier width

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