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Nesting Function in Toolpaths

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Has anyone utilized the nesting function in Mastercam tool paths?

Pro and Cons?

How is it actually used?

does anyone have an sample file I can see to review?

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

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Yes.

We used Nesting pretty extensively when I was at Boeing.

We did both 'Geometry Nesting' (True-Shape), and 'Toolpath Nesting'.

I don't have a sample part for review unfortunately, because those files were all proprietary for Boeing.

For 'Toolpath Nesting', the idea is being able to program a part from both 'Top' and 'Bottom', and have those 'toolpaths' be tied together.

You can 'add a part' from an existing Mastercam File (programmed with toolpaths), and the Toolpath Operations are what get nested.

If you have any part files with Top/Bottom toolpaths, I'm sure you could contact your Reseller for a demo of the Nesting function, if it was a tool you were really interested in seeing.

This feature works really well for cutting things like "cabinet panels", where you have holes, pockets, dados, and other features on both sides of the panel.

As part of the Nesting function, you've got options for things like "Tool Sorting", where it will take 'all the paths on one side (top or bottom)', and group those paths together for efficiency. So you can run 'all the cuts for T2', before moving on to 'T3', and so forth.

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25 minutes ago, Colin Gilchrist said:

Yes.

We used Nesting pretty extensively when I was at Boeing.

We did both 'Geometry Nesting' (True-Shape), and 'Toolpath Nesting'.

I don't have a sample part for review unfortunately, because those files were all proprietary for Boeing.

For 'Toolpath Nesting', the idea is being able to program a part from both 'Top' and 'Bottom', and have those 'toolpaths' be tied together.

You can 'add a part' from an existing Mastercam File (programmed with toolpaths), and the Toolpath Operations are what get nested.

If you have any part files with Top/Bottom toolpaths, I'm sure you could contact your Reseller for a demo of the Nesting function, if it was a tool you were really interested in seeing.

This feature works really well for cutting things like "cabinet panels", where you have holes, pockets, dados, and other features on both sides of the panel.

As part of the Nesting function, you've got options for things like "Tool Sorting", where it will take 'all the paths on one side (top or bottom)', and group those paths together for efficiency. So you can run 'all the cuts for T2', before moving on to 'T3', and so forth.

Thanks again for the quick version, ill get ahold of reseller and go that direction... Thanks for your time.

Thank you.

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