Hypertherm announces major version release of ProNest CAD/CAM nesting software
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, today announced the release of ProNest® 2019, a major version update of its advanced CAD/CAM nesting software for automated cutting. This new release contains more than a dozen new features and enhancements designed to make customers more efficient and profitable. New features include:
- Raster to vector conversion to quickly convert .jpeg and similar images into CAD files for cutting.
- Fly cutting for faster laser cutting on thin material, and the ability to pierce without slowing down or stopping the cutting head.
- Design2Fab® 6 integration so customers cutting sheet metal can access fittings directly from ProNest.
- Drag rotation for faster manual nesting and even better plate utilization, especially when nesting around the contours of larger parts.
“Regardless of cutting method—plasma, laser, waterjet, oxyfuel, or combination punch — ProNest 2019 builds on an already strong foundation to ensure customers have the features they need to improve their productivity and profitability,” said Tom Stillwell, Sr. Product Marketing Associate for Hypertherm CAD/CAM software products. “At the same time, this new version continues to include features that more fully automate the cutting process and expand user capabilities through smart factory and Industry 4.0 integration with ERP/MRP systems and a host of other supporting software.”
ProNest software is selected by more cutting machine manufacturers than any other brand. It is the only software with full support for Hypertherm SureCut™ technology, including True Hole®, Rapid Part™, and True Bevel™, plus easy setup, and optimized process parameters.
In addition, Hypertherm is releasing upgrades to its ProNest LT and ProNest LTS software for lighter production environments. Users with an active software subscription can upgrade to the new version of their respective product at no additional charge and continue to receive unlimited technical support, and other benefits. More information is available at www.hypertherm.com/CAM.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures industrial cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.