Software is the most important part of any CNC system. From a basic single-axis brake to a complex 6-axis mill, user friendly software makes the difference between productivity and wasted time.
FastCut CNC is constantly looking for software that can enhance the machine operation and add functionality. There are many programs out there and if you would like to know if your favorite package is compatable with a FastCut CNC system, contact us today.
What is CAD?
CAD stands for "Computer-Aided Design". CAD software lets you design the parts that you want to cut out. An example of this software is AutoCAD which has been around for ages.
What is Nesting & CAM?
Nesting is the act of placing parts in a certain arrangement on a sheet to minimize material waste. With nesting software you select the parts your parts, and it automatically arrange them for you, based on quantity and shape. CAD stands for "Computer-Aided Manufacturing". CAM software is where you convert a drawing to G-code. G-code is a language for CNC machinery that basically gives them the co-ordinates and cut speeds for the CAD drawing.
What is HVAC?
HVAC stands for "Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning". For HVAC users there is software designed to drastically increase productivity by automatiing pattern layout and cutting. With this software you can produce HVAC components by the minute instead of the hour.