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From lasers to plasma, punch, warterjet and beyond, metal processing equipment represents a significant investment for any size job shop, fab shop, steel service center or manufacturer. Maximizing and accelerating the return on investment is, therefore, critical, and it only makes sense to drive such advanced equipment with sophisticated software designed to fully leverage the machine’s capabilities.

To this end, more fabricators are replacing basic software with more advanced applications provided by the specialists. To learn more, SigmaTEK Vice President of Engineering, Glenn Durham, explains what the industry can expect to see from CAM software providers moving forward.

Farrell: Scrap reduction and accelerated cutting cycles are a few of the obvious benefits of nesting programs. Where else do nesting programs make a difference?

Durham: Nesting isn’t only about scrap reduction. It’s also about part placement for manufacturability. A main goal for fabricators – beyond simply cutting and processing materials, is to efficiently manage inventory. While companies like SigmaTEK want to help manufacturers reduce scrap, we also provide tools that make it easier and more efficient to track and reuse drops.

To elaborate, there are many situations in which the location of a part on the material must be optimized before we can even consider material utilization. For example, vacuum table routers have the strongest suction in the center of a sheet. Therefore, nesting must prioritize placement of the largest parts, which need less suction to remain stable during cutting, around the outside of the sheet – and furthest from the center of the table. Smaller parts must be nested toward the center of the sheet where the table suction is greater.

Another example is nesting for machines that drag the sheet. In these nests, we must lay the largest parts down closest to the clamps and then cut parts furthest from the clamps. Design for manufacturability must understand machine specifics to make the best nest and apply a proper toolpath.

Cutting machines generally come with a pre-installed nesting program. At what point should a fabricator consider upgrading to more advanced software?

The basic software package delivered with a new cutting machine can help most smaller shops get up and running quickly. At SigmaTEK, we partner with machine manufactures to provide a basic version of SigmaNEST, called Companion. What makes Companion useful is that it’s quick and easy to get parts imported and then cut. However, when professional fabricators want to move beyond cutting a few parts and into managing business in the most profitable and efficient way, then it’s time to move to an advanced package.

What should one look for in a more sophisticated nesting program?

The answer really depends on the needs of the fabricator. We find that as newer and smaller shops grow, they first need to add the capability to import parts from a wide variety of CAD systems, nest those parts in a very efficient way and then machine them with an optimized tool-pathing algorithm. Advanced importing, nesting and NC are usually the basic requirements. Beyond that, most shops quickly want to manage inventory and work orders, controlling remnants and reducing waste; then managing the quote to delivery process in a robust and comprehensive solution. We find that at each step in this process, the ROI is such that advanced CAD/CAM solutions like SigmaNEST pay for themselves very quickly.

Can you cite examples of the ROI that SigmaNEST is delivering?

For some industries and companies, the material cost drives the ROI. We recently completed a project where our nesting improvements saved an entire sheet over a production run. That was due to about a three percent better nesting efficiency compared to what the company was previously able to get. Three percent may not sound like a lot, but since they had runs of more than 25 sheets, they got to the end of the job using one less sheet. This is a great example of saving material. But think of the savings in handling time, in machine on-time, in worker hours, and in machine wear and tear.

ROI can also be seen in situations where material utilization wasn’t the main goal. As an example, a fabricator working with plywood had more orders than they could cut and no room to add another machine. Therefore, they needed to reduce the time to cut a nest. Through a combination of nesting and motion optimization, the SigmaNEST software helped them reduce machine on-time by more than 10 percent. Since they were running seven machines, 24 hours per day, they suddenly fulfilled production demand without purchasing additional machines, adding head count or hours to the workweek.

A 10 percent run-time improvement is significant. Can those running metal fabrication equipment expect similar results?

No, I wouldn’t suggest that 10 percent run-time improvement can be expected. That was a very specific case where ROI was based solely on machine on-time rather than material utilization. Certainly, we want to cut more material faster, but the advantage that SigmaNEST brings to the professional fabricator is a comprehensive solution that allows the business to maximize the ROI based on a variety of factors.

For example, we worked with a company that cuts three-six-inch-thick stainless with their waterjet. Processing a sheet typically takes 4 to 10 hours. So, they wanted to set up a run at the end of each day and let the machine process it overnight. To minimize the chance of tip-up for these types of lights-out tasks, the company uses SigmaNEST’s Part Avoidance feature. By setting Part Avoidance to a very conservative value, an extra safety factor is injected into the operation. This gives the company the confidence to run the machine all night without direct supervision. Although the “safety factor” adds a few minutes to a multi-hour run, it allows a plate to be cut every night, ramping up ROI beyond nesting efficiency.

What are the biggest nesting challenges fabricators face today?

Fabricators are challenged by both the high cost of machines and the difficulty of finding skilled employees qualified to program and run increasingly complex machines and shop process. But we can help address those challenges through a two-fold process. We are making software that helps keep machines running continuously and, at the same time, we are placing better tools in the hands of programmers and SigmaNEST users. We are increasing and improving automation control through sheet loading, part picking and scrap processing while also making it easier to run these advanced features from a software “command central.”

One approach for dealing with these complex challenges is by importing assemblies and creating multi-machine process plans. Fabricators are increasingly concerned with more than simply drawing and cutting parts. They need a solution that also deals with the assembly of parts that may be cut on a variety of machines. The newest version of SigmaNEST recognizes which parts need to go to the tube laser, the press brake and the plasma cutter. It can then unfold sheet metal parts, task and nest for each different type of machine – all while managing the flow of different kinds of parts through the shop floor.

How does SigmaNEST support Just-In-Time nesting and similar initiatives?

Nesting and posting machine tool-path code is great, but fabricators often face challenges that require even more. This is what I mean by the importance of a software “command center” and why we offer solutions like SigmaNEST Console, which allows automatic nesting at the machine based on the work needs of the day.

This type of tool works because it can integrate SigmaNEST parts, orders and inventory with a company’s ERP/MRP system. Furthermore, with our SimTrans integration tool, the SigmaTEK services group informs the SigmaNEST user within minutes of a new order or a changed order or even a new shipment of material – whether in a centralized programming office or at the particular machine that needs to nest and cut the part.

Bevel cutting can be challenging. How can software like SigmaNEST address this?

Bevel cutting involves complicated processes and careful thought, which is why it’s essential to understand the cutting machine first and then the bevel pathing before parts are nested. Bevel nesting has to consider bevel pathing, which is a new layer of complexity. To address that complexity, we introduced a new way of applying toolpath to bevel edges that should be available in the coming months.

How does SigmaTEK capture and translate customer requirements into software features and how are enhancements prioritized?

We use a methodology for software development called Agile. One of the principles of Agile is that we receive input and ideas from stakeholders – the people who actually use the software. That means we have a constant flow of incredible ideas from our global customer base. We are constantly amazed by the creative and innovative ways that customers use our products.

Some of the best examples of customer input are related to cutting on lasers, especially on new fiber lasers. For example, when a part has a small hole in it, the laser can cut out the material and drop it through the slats. However, we started receiving calls to our support desk and messages through our sales teams that customers wanted a way to automatically cut a larger drop (one too big to fall through the slats) into small pieces that would fall through.

In response, we added the Laser Destruct feature to do precisely that. It was a big success, but then customers called our support lines and began to register enhancement requests to the feature. Our initial design worked, but customers thought of ways to make the cuts in a more elegant way, which also made the cuts faster. After listening to those suggestions, we improved the feature and debuted it at Fabtech 2017 in Chicago.

Another example relates to tabbing parts into a sheet. Customers told us that they needed an automatic method for tabbing in parts that are small enough to fall through the slats of their machines while leaving tabs off parts that would not fall through. So, we created Center of Gravity Tabbing to provide this functionality.

When the SigmaNEST user activates the feature, we automatically tab parts that don’t have a slat on both sides of the center of gravity of that part. Not only does this improve the manufacturing process, but it also makes the user experience more efficient and more enjoyable. And that’s all because a customer brought us a great idea.
What are some recent software enhancements of note?

We introduced the X1 platform in the last two years, and with that system, we added many features and improvements designed to advance the work of professional fabricators. Of course, the center of every shop is the machines that cut. Whether it’s a laser, punch or waterjet machine processing every metal imaginable, we continue to add new capabilities.

X1 also continues our history of innovation in nesting with new mathematical algorithms for automatic nesting and improved controls for those who prefer manual nesting. We also continue to roll out new tool-pathing features that optimize machine motion and tool placement and control.

Ease of use, ability to run the most machine types from the most machine manufacturers, and feature rich software that handles all aspects of the workflow for fabrication are just a few of the things that make X1 unique. These features and advancements are each significant for different people in a fabrication business.

Where do you see the industry as a whole five years down the road?

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things get a lot of press. However, I think it’s unlikely that these will be brought into the fabrication industry as a complete package. Instead, components of these new technologies will be incorporated into our workflows to improve processes, efficiencies and quality.

So, I think we will see more companies taking advantage of process monitoring and machine utilization studies. Automation, just-in-time nesting and tool-pathing will be seen as powerful ways to get more return from investments already made.

On an almost daily basis, manufacturing processes are being revolutionized by more complete and more accurate knowledge of what is really happening on the shop floor.Therefore, when fabricators invest significant time and money into their machines, it’s critical that they use the very best nesting solution available to manage and extract the best quality parts.

About SigmaTEK
Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information visit www.sigmanest.com or call 513-674-0005.

SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

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SigmaTEK Systems, LLC launched an all-new mini-series, American Made, in the spring of 2017. The first episode of the series premiered Thursday, May 11th when the duo met with CEO, Don Colbertson at Omni Technologies. The series features SigmaTEK’s Cornel Warren and Jandre TerreBlanche getting their hands dirty in a variety of manufacturing settings. Throughout the season, the duo visits Omni Technologies, CES Freezing and Braun Ambulance, attempting to build complex products from start to finish.
 
“The concept behind American Made grew from a deep respect we have for the manufacturing process,” says Cornel Warren, Director of Marketing & Inside Sales at SigmaTEK. “We wanted to give the community a closer look at how things really go in our nation’s job shops and industrial facilities.”
 
The series is a celebration of the U.S. manufacturing and fabrication industry and SigmaTEK has opened the door for any fabrication shop to be featured. For a chance to be featured, manufacturers can visit 
http://AmericanMade.sigmanest.com.
 
To watch the first series of American Made, visit http://ow.ly/O8p730fRccW.

2017 10 31 180534

Product Update: SigmaNEST 3D for 4,5 and 6-axis profiling

The evolution of the fabrication industry and the increasing complexity of the machines available to drive productivity, demands a revolution of the software and processes used. A three-dimensional viewpoint of sheet cut parts eliminates the limitations of a two-dimensional view. Simulating parts in a 3D environment allows you to see how the machine reacts when cutting. 

SigmaNEST 3D is yet another example of SigmaTEK’s on-going commitment to delivering elegant software through continuous innovation. SigmaNEST 3D is fully integrated within SOLIDWORKS and allows in- context simulation and collision detection. The system’s powerful 3D modeling gives optimal visualization while providing full control over 3D cutting with increased precision and repeatability. The software is easy to learn and use, eliminating the need for CAD translation, saving programming time and reducing errors. SigmaNEST 3D can replace many cutting operations, resulting in reduced costs and improved precision.
 
Sign-up today to receive a free demo and see how SigmaNEST 3D can save you time and money.
https://www.sigmanest.com/demo/

About SigmaTEK

Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information visit www.sigmanest.com or call 513-674-0005.

SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood.  SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines.

About SigmaTEK

Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information visit www.sigmanest.com or call 513-674-0005.

SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood.  SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

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SigmaTEK Systems, the world’s leading CAD/CAM nesting solution provider, has released the latest version of their superior software, SigmaNEST X1.3. The new release offers new features and significant improvements which is part of SigmaTEK’s on-going commitment to delivering elegant software through continuous innovation.

The most advanced organizations around the world are using SigmaNEST to help them complete mission-critical work. With SigmaNEST X1.3, fabricators can expect to see increased speed and quality as the software allows their machines to achieve peak performance.

SigmaNEST X1.3 introduces a multitude of additional innovations including:
•    New CAD Repair Geometry
•    New PDF and Image Import Modules
•    New Task Parameter Dialog Box
•    Enhanced features for punching
•    New Common Line Punch Features
•    New SigmaNEST help Center

SigmaNEST is now available as a 64-bit program, giving SigmaNEST access to more memory on computers with a 64-bit operating system. In addition, nesting improvements now allow the HD TrueShape Plus nesting engine to operate faster and more efficient than ever and provide the best yield possible.

SigmaNEST X1.3 also contains an advanced Pre-Form Punching feature which protects parts with formed features from damage by reordering the interfering hits, designating a “crush zone” around each forming hit, and comparing it to the station diameter of nearby hits. If these zones overlap, the nearby hits are designated as pre-form punching hits, which can be reordered in Tool Sort. This update allows for greater efficiency and less wasted valuable material.

Jim Lindsey, Director and Product Manager at SigmaTEK, believes the new release will enable companies to improve efficiencies and is a significant step towards complete automation. “Our SigmaNEST customers and partners drive our product direction. With SigmaNEST X1.3, we continue our commitment to our customers. This release covers improvements for every type of user in the areas of nesting, NC functions, user interface and help files.”

About SigmaTEK
Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information visit www.sigmanest.com or call 513-674-0005.

SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

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Monday, 17 August 2015 12:24

SigmaTEK Expands Asia Pacific Presence

Thailand office to serve as regional headquarters

SigmaNESTSigmaTEK Systems LLC, the world’s leading authority on CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, announces the opening of its newest global office. Located in Thailand’s Phuket province, the office will serve as headquarters for the company’s activity throughout Southern Asia and Australia regions. Joseph Keblesh, Director, Business Development, will manage the office and region.

SigmaTEK Director of Corporate Strategy, Jandre TerreBlanche comments:

“The establishment of this office further exemplifies our commitment to the world’s fabrication industry as a whole and this region in particular. SigmaTEK Thailand will provide local responsiveness while bringing to bear the global resources, technical expertise, and leading software of SigmaTEK Systems. We look forward to providing the industry´s most advanced shop floor technology to fabricators throughout the extended region.”

SigmaTEK Director, Business Development, Joseph Keblesh comments:

“Asian and Australian metal markets are poised to take their place among world leaders. Like their global counterparts, leveraging the best tools is critical. We are excited at the level of support that this office will provide to current and future customers, along with SigmaTEK staff and representation.”

About SigmaTEK

Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK System, LLC (Cincinnati, OH; USA) has an extensive global support network with branches throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa.

SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, composites, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management. For more information visit www.sigmanest.com or call 513.674.0005.

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SigmaNESTSigmaTEK Systems, LLC, the world’s leading authority on CAD/CAM Nesting, Material Optimization, and Shop Floor Automation, announces its upcoming SigmaTEK Academy Productivity Workshop. The annual event will be held on May 5-6, 2015 at the company’s global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

SigmaTEK Academy is held every year during the first week in May and includes sessions and presentations on a variety of fabrication topics.  This year’s event includes:
•        Shop Floor Automation
•        CAD Import
•        Quoting and Costing
•        Advanced NC Programming
•        Underutilized Cutting Techniques
•        Improved Nesting  
•        More!

This event features presentations from cutting machine manufacturers discussing the latest from the industry. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to meet with applications engineers to address specific questions.  Additionally, nesting software sessions are available for both basic and experienced level programmers.

Who Should Attend
Shop-floor fabricators, manufacturers, production managers, shop owners, and those responsible for improving productivity within their department or organization will benefit from this event.

Information & Registration
More information on SigmaTEK Academy or specific sessions is available. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register quickly as attendance is limited.

About SigmaTEK
Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.
SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood.  SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

Call:               Mallory Beane (513) 338-8129
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Web:                www.sigmanest.com

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SigmaNESTSigmaTEK Systems, LLC, the world’s leading authority on CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, announces its upcoming webinar: The Impact of Impact: Laser Head Crashes, Causes, Costs & Cures. Register today, space is limited.

The Impact of Impact: Laser Head Crashes, Causes, and Cures

January 15, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Damage to the laser head generally occurs as a result of collision with parts or island scrap on the cutting table. But costly laser head replacement is just the beginning. Every minute that the machine is not cutting correctly or has stopped costs a fabricator more money than ever before.  Learn about software advancements that are eliminating laser head crashes.

This webinar will discuss:

• Common reasons for laser head collisions
• The escalating cost of machine downtime
• Solutions to avoid collisions

Who Should Attend:

Shop Owners, Fabricators, Programmers, Machine Operators, Production Managers, and anyone charged with improving shop floor efficiency should attend.

Information & Registration

SigmaTEK webinars are offered to free of charge.

To register or for more information visit www.sigmanest.com or e-mail Robert Farrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About SigmaTEK

Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK Systems, LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH (USA) and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. SigmaTEK develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube/pipe, and wood.  SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management. For more information visit www.sigmanest.com or call 513-674-0005.

Published inSheet Metal

SigmaNESTSigmaTEK Systems LLC, the world’s leading authority on CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, announces the opening of its newest global office. Located in Dortmund, Germany, SigmaNEST Systems GmbH will provide software sales, support, training and consulting services to fabricators throughout the region.

SigmaTEK President & CEO, Ben TerreBlanche comments:

“The German metal market ranks among the world’s leaders and the establishment of this new office provides an increased level of responsiveness that comes only with a local presence staffed by industry veterans. Additionally, SigmaNEST Systems GmbH will bring to bear the global resources, technical expertise, and leading software of SigmaTEK Systems. We are truly excited to have a stronger presence in Germany and look forward to providing the industry´s most powerful and advanced manufacturing process automation technology to our many customers in Germany.”

SigmaNEST Systems GmbH CEO, Christoph Weber comments:

“Integration of machine and software is the key to success in the cutting industry. SigmaNEST Systems GmbH delivers the ´Cockpit´ for managing all cutting machines with one powerful, flexible solution. This is one of SigmaNEST´s unique selling points and this will give us an outstanding position in the German market. The positive feedback we already got during the Schweissen & Schneiden in 2013 makes us very optimistic. The premiere for our new team will be the 14. Deutscher Brennschneidtag in Solingen on 20th and 21st May 2014 where we will show the industry’s most advanced CAD/CAM nesting engine SigmaNEST 10.”

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SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, the world’s leading provider of CAD/CAM Nesting and Material Optimization solutions, announces its upcoming SigmaTEK Academy Productivity Workshop.  The event will be held on May 6-7, 2014 at the company’s global headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Shop-floor fabricators, manufacturers, production managers, and shop owners are welcomed to attend. This event will feature workshops and breakout sessions on CAD Import, Quoting, Advanced NC Programming, Beveling, Nesting Best Practices along with introduction, basic, and advanced sessions on SigmaNEST software.  Representatives from fabrication equipment representatives will also be present to discuss the latest from the industry.

To register, or for more information visit www.sigmanest.com

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SigmaTEK Systems LLC, the world’s leading authority on CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, announces the promotions of Mike Galetti and Bill Huffman. The two long-time industry veterans will work together to grow and manage the company’s global corporate accounts program.

MikeG 10x10cm 72dpiMr. Galetti has been promoted to Sr. Director of Global Corporate Sales.  Mike will work with large manufacturing companies to identify areas for fabrication efficiency improvement and recommend / implement solutions. Galetti, with twenty-five years of manufacturing industry experience, will continue in his Sales Manager position serving the central region of the United States.

Huffman 10x10cm 72dpiMr. Huffman has been promoted to Director of Corporate Accounts. Bill will further expand his duties in negotiating and managing contracts with current and new clients.  Bill has been focused on serving the company’s growing list of customers since joining SigmaTEK in 1997.  In 2003 Huffman began organizing and implementing programs designed to assist the special challenges and enhancement opportunities facing larger manufacturers. That program has evolved into what has today become the SigmaTEK Global Accounts Group.

SigmaTEK President & CEO, Ben TerreBlanche comments:

“Both Bill and Mike have achieved the expertise and credibility that comes only with years of results-driven industry experience. Together they will bring to bear the global resources and proven technologies of SigmaTEK to assist large, multi-national corporations in pursuit of increased productivity efficiency and lowering costs. We congratulate them and reaffirm our confidence that individually and collectively the two will play an even greater role in growing our global client base while further solidifying our leadership position.”

Published inSheet Metal

sigmanest logo imt“From Solid Model to Cut Parts”

Tuesday, October 22

11:00 AM (Eastern Time)

Highlights:

  • Quickly import CAD models (Native, DXF, IGES, Other)
  • Generate fast and accurate quotes
  • Automatically schedule/reassign jobs according to machine availability
  • Automatically identify and reschedule poor cut quality parts
  • Color-code parts on machine console for sorting combined work orders
  • Save money with remnant management and scrap reduction
  • Boost cutting time, quality, and performance
  • See a “Live” cutting of nested parts

Information & Registration:

www.sigmanest.com

 

Who Should Attend
Owners, Fabrication Managers, Production Supervisors, Machine Programmers, Operators, and anyone who cuts metal for a living will benefit from this webinar.

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sigmanest logo imtSigmaTEK Systems, LLC, the world’s leading authority on CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, announces the appointment of Kevin Ramirez to Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Mr. Ramirez will direct the industry’s largest sales and field service organization in North America.  He will also lead sales operations in Central and South America.

Mr. Ramirez advanced quickly in the industry working for a leading laser, plasma, and combination machine builder.  He developed strong relationships with manufacturers and fabricators across a broad range of industries while expanding his knowledge in construction equipment, agricultural machinery, aerospace manufacturing and shipyards.  After joining SigmaTEK, Ramirez revolutionized the company’s Latin American operations as a Regional Sales Director and established himself as a formidable leader in the nesting and automation software industry.

SigmaTEK President & CEO, Ben TerreBlanche comments:

“Under Kevin’s management the company has achieved a strong foothold in strategic geographic areas. As a result SigmaTEK has sustained market share growth throughout these regions. Kevin’s strong technical and industry background, combined with his proven leadership skills, have made him the logical choice to assume these added responsibilities. We look forward to Kevin’s contributions in further solidifying our market leadership position.”

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sigmanest logo imtSigmaTEK Systems, the world’s leading authority on CAD/CAM nesting and manufacturing process automation, announces the appointment of Steve Ties to Regional Sales Manager. In this role Mr. Ties will be responsible for directing sales throughout the company’s Northern U.S. Region which includes: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Steve’s background includes more than twenty years of industry experience in manufacturing engineering. Most recently he served as SigmaTEK’s Regional Sales Representative for the region.

SigmaTEK Vice President of Sales, Kevin Ramirez comments:

“Steve’s background, industry experience, and customer focus are important to SigmaTEK and our growing community of customers. We are confident in Steve’s ability to work with new and current customers and partners throughout the region to bring best-in-class fabrication solutions to the region’s manufacturers.”

SigmaNEST is registered trademarks of SigmaTEK Systems, LLC

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