This is even more apparent for the job shops that make a living into the contract cutting market. In busy shops at any point in time you could be dealing with hundreds of different parts from various customers in a multitude of material types all with their criteria of importance.
In our studies of such environments many mistakes and errors will occur on a regular basis as the process of selection of which part to be nested in which material and when is left up to some made-ship spreadsheet or worse at the latitude of one employe’s memory capacity.
LaserQuote eliminates entirely this major shortcoming. With suggested solutions which will account for all criteria accompanying a part. The absolute best solution will be suggested where the material usage will be maximised. Combine common materials with parts from multiple customers while maintaining total control over the traceability of material origin. With a full MRP integration with the inventory module the programmer will be informed instantly of material availability and the need to stock replacements.
The benefits do not stop here. The nest data ( part number, customer order number, quantities, material data ) are all exported in XML format to your nesting software where with a single click you can fill your nest table with all the required information, again eliminating the potential of human error when data entry is made in a traditional way.