Wagner Makes Waves with JETCAM Driving OMAX Waterjet
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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 automatic nesting of simple components, but did not have the ability to automically perform dissimilar part nesting.
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."