Wagner Machine Co, based in Champaign, Illinois provides precision CNC machine shop services spanning a wide variety of cutting technologies. They purchased an OMAX 2652 Waterjet cutter in 2003, which has a maximum cutting table of 26” x 52”. The supplied CAM software was capable of nesting simple components manually, but did not have the ability to rotate components or automatically nest parts.
Said Kurt Wagner, Project Manager; “Initially the software supplied with the machine met our needs but as the business grew we found that we were spending several hours a day nesting. As we could not autonest we were creating nests in our CAD software manually and exporting a complete DXF nest for the CAM system to program. This worked well initially but was very time consuming.”
Wagner came to the conclusion that they required automatic nesting, especially with the planned purchase of the larger 55100 OMAX waterjet. Said Kurt; “We researched the CAM market in 2007, with price and service being our initial considerations. At that time we did not look at JETCAM. Of the systems we did test none of them could come close to the nests that we could generate manually. In 2007 we purchased the 55100 and OMAX suggested that we evaluate JETCAM.”