Known for its expertise in automatic nesting of complex shapes for cutting, Alma is a leading company in the field of software for sheet-metal working, cutting and robotics. Alma offers the most comprehensive range of CAM software products for any type of cutting, sheet-metal working and mechanized welding. This includes 2D cutting, punching, routing, 5-axis cutting, robot cutting, tube and profile cutting, bending, robot welding, etc. Since the very beginning, Alma has been developing innovative solutions to optimize material consumption and machine production capacity. Alma has also contributed to the development of emerging technologies by closely working with machine manufacturers.
Resulting from Alma’s 35-year experience in cutting optimization and CAM for cutting and punching, the act/cut programming and nesting software has been designed for fluid jet cutting machines (laser, plasma, oxyfuel, water jet) as well as for punch-presses, routing machines and combined technology machines. act/cut controls all machines brands and optimally takes into account each technology at every step of the programming, from part preparation to NC code generation, including nesting and tool path optimization.
Providing unique nesting algorithms that fit any type of cuttng needs, act/cut significantly decreases material loss rates and improves productivity. Whenever possible, the software operates in full automatic mode. However, in very touchy situations, act/cut, in order to ensure the most efficiency, operates in interactive mode, and the user makes the final decision.
Open and customizable, act/cut imports part geometries from CAD and easily interacts with Production Management Systems or ERP solutions. Various complementary modules can be optionally integrated to act/cut.
- 3D and 2D CAD data import
- Parts, material and job orders management
- Automatic and interactive true shape nesting
- Tool paths calculation and optimization
- NC code output (post-processing) for any machine
- Reduction of preparation and programming time
- Savings on material
- Reduction cycle time and increasing machine productivity
- Savings on consumables and tools
- Improved workshop organization and production response time