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Sheet Metal Processing

To achieve good use rate of materials, we apply the auto layout function in cncKad with AutoNest Pro. The results are always marvelous—the joints generated during the common cut avert any collision between laser cut heads and materials.

Mr. Jian-Yuan Wang, Manager, Jaw Hwa, Taiwan

Sheet Metal Processing SolutionMetalix supports most sheet metal processing technologies and updates its software in accordance with the latest advances in the industry.

cncKad together with AutoNest, our nesting module, provides optimal solution for sheet metal processing with efficiency and accuracy.

Based on cutting technology tables for optimal tool path and specific processing parameters, cncKad automatically generates the best technology for your machine.

cncKadAutoNest is your best solution for manufacturing with your machine.

AutoNest Pro our advanced module, gives the best nesting results in the industry.

Laser

Sheet Metal Processing Solution LasercncKad for laser together with AutoNest is your best solution for sheet metal processing with laser cutting machines, handling most precision laser cutting projects.

cncKad automatically generates the best technology for your laser cutting machine:

  • Best lead-in point with reduced speed
  • Corner handling (slow, cooling, loops)
  • Automatic MicroJoints and hole slicing
  • Advanced piercing control
  • Automatic common cuts
  • Automatic fly cut
Plasma

cncKad for plasma combined with AutoNest is your best solution for sheet metal processing with plasma machines.

cncKad allows you to reach your machine’s optimal performance by enhancing your plasma machine operation and adding extra functionality, including support for multi-torch machines.

Sheet Metal Processing Solution Plasma

cncKad automatically generates the best technology for your plasma cutting machine:

  • Best lead-in point with reduced speed
  • Corner handling (slow, cooling, loops)
  • Automatic MicroJoints/hole slicing
  • Advanced piercing control
  • Support for different marking options
  • Bridge cutting and chain cutting to reduce piercing
  • Automatic common cuts
  • Multi-head support
  • CCW/CW cutting directions

Watch a video showing plasma cutting with cncKad.

Plasma with Bevel: cncKad supports plasma machines with a 5-axes bevel head,
including 3D simulation of the machine and the part.

Flame (Oxy Fuel)

Sheet Metal Processing Solution Flame Oxy FuelcncKad is a fully featured programming solution for flame cutting machines. Cutting with flame machines can be as easy as clicking your mouse especially for very thick material.

Flame-oriented features include multi-head support, bridge cutting, chain cutting, and CCW/CW cutting directions.

Water Jet

Sheet Metal Processing Solution Water Jet

Water cutting machines are easily operated and automated using the cncKad system.

Water-oriented features include bridge cutting, chain cutting, and CCW/CW cutting directions.

Punch

Sheet Metal Processing Solution PunchcncKad for punching combined with AutoNest is your best solution for manufacturing with punch machines.

cncKad for punching supports:

  • Automatic tooling
  • Automatic repositions for working range and clamp avoidance
  • Automatic part handling:
    • MicroJoints
    • Chute
    • Pickup with vacuum
  • Support for advanced tooling, including forming, tapping, wheels, marking, deburring
  • Automatic common cuts
Punch + Cut

sheet metal processing cncKad punch and cut Parts processed with cncKad for punch + laser/plasma machines are automatically tooled and optimally nested.

AutoNest Pro gives the best nesting in the industry, while considering tooling and turrets and maximizing common cuts.

Punch + Shear

Shearing allows you to cut your sheet with scissors; i.e., with two blades positioned at a 90° angle. After cncKad processes your parts with internal shapes, chamfered entities, etc., you can shear your sheet:

  • Choose between single hit and long cut, with or without clamp reposition.
  • Shear horizontally or vertically, or allow cncKad to select the best option.
  • Determine yourself the bin number for the scrap or part, or allow cncKad to deposit automatically the instances of your parts in a bin.
Coil

Sheet Metal Processing Solution CoilcncKad for coil + AutoNest is your best solution for manufacturing with coil punch and shear machines:

  • cncKad supports automatic tooling, multiple cassette layouts, special tools, optimized double hits with both cassettes, and automatic common cuts.
  • AutoNest gives the best nesting results in the industry, while maximizing common cuts. The software organizes the parts with identical lengths (or with a predefined length range) into slices/SubNests. Then it adjusts the slice length according to the parts’ lengths.

 

Router

Sheet Metal Processing Solution RoutercncKad for routers + AutoNest is your best solution for manufacturing with routers:

  • cncKad supports automatic tooling, multiple passes, multi-milling, various drilling tools, and automatic common-cuts.
  • AutoNest gives the best nesting results in the industry, while maximizing common cuts.

 

Busbar

Sheet Metal Processing Solution BusbarcncKad for busbar together with AutoNest is your best solution for manufacturing with busbar machines:

  • You can draw your part or choose a profile into our extensive library of busbar parts, and then add automatic tooling, part marking, and automatic common cuts.
  • AutoNest will provide the most efficient nesting results for your busbar parts.

After cutting, our bending application MBend can generate a bending program for each part.