In the past, small businesses using air or conventional plasma and oxyfuel cutting machines for light industrial cutting applications – such as general fabricators, artistic metalworkers, sign-makers and HVAC duct shops – often had to rely on nesting software that didn’t fully meet their needs, with technical support limited to self-help online. Optimal cutting from the first cut wasn’t easily possible. But now, rather than purchasing nesting software outright as is typically required, small shops and individuals can subscribe to ProNest® LT CAD/CAM from Hypertherm, Inc. (Hanover, NH) on a monthly, annual, or three-year basis. Monthly pricing begins at $29.99 and subscribers have the freedom to start a subscription, add or remove users or features when needed, and cancel anytime. A free seven-day trial subscription is currently offered at www.hypertherm.com/ProNestLT for anyone interested.
With ProNest LT, subscribers get access to one-on-one live support from knowledgeable professionals and online resources such as video tutorials. Expert-level cutting parameters based on the specific material type and thickness are included with the software setup, providing optimal part separations, leads, and kerf compensation for the job. Advanced automatic nesting is available to ensure good material yield for larger jobs. “This is a single software solution for businesses running smaller CNC tables,” explained Derek Weston, a product marketing manager for Hypertherm CAM software and controls. “Though the software is designed to support any brand of plasma or oxyfuel equipment, users will find it delivers the ultimate performance when used with Powermax and MAXPRO systems for the best possible cut quality, productivity, and efficiency. This gives them access to professional grade cut quality at an affordable price in an easy to learn package with unlimited technical support.”
Hypertherm Inc., PO Box 5010, Hanover, NH 03755-3124, 603-643-3441, www.hypertherm.com.
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