Steel Quoting software for Metal Processors: This is a short demo showing how a sales person in a Steel Service Center would quickly be able to produce a typical request for quotation in only minutes! This scenario uses customer supplied CAD files that require nesting using different materials and thicknesses. Note that there are many other features not able to be covered in such a short video. For example, FastCAM QE can also prepare quotes for shearing and guillotining as well as mitred cut to length for long products. More info at http://www.fastcam.com/quot...
As advertised in The Fabricator, Metal Center News, Forming & Fabricator Journal AWS Welding Journal. Plasma bevel system shown here includes the FastCAM bevel head, Laser Height Control & Software, Linatrol CNC and Esab m3plasma torch. Allows for easy preparation of parts to precise AWS standards. More info at http://www.fastcam.com/fastcam3D.html
FastCUT®, priced at $99, calculates optimal cutting plans for rectangular, linear & cut to length stock including sheet, panels, bar etc. Powerful nesting algorithms deliver substantial savings in seconds and the program generates pick lists and cutting patterns. Use for metal, timber, plastics, glass and 'like' products for maximize yield. Handles multiple stock sizes and parts consolidation. Optimize on material or handling. Covers sheared and sawn processing with kerf width allowance for saw blade. More at "http:www.fastcam.com/fastcut.html"
FastSHAPES® is the generic name for a suite of Plate & Sheet metal development software programs designed for heavy fabrication where the main jointing technology is welding. The point of difference is that the software also caters for TRUE thick plate development requiring weld prep as well as sheetmetal patterns. The software differs from sheetmetal CAD software in that it outputs full manufacturing details for all metal thicknesses that will suit your fab shop and match the engineer's performance requirements. FastSHAPES® excels in the heavy plate forming market because it caters for material thickness, weld joint detail, rolling allowances, and seam locations. All critical considerations when it gets down to the actual fabrication.
Development is the graphical process of producing a flat pattern from drawing designs of a curved surface. 3D CAD systems such as Solidworks for Sheet Metal Bending produce patterns however they are 'non-compensated' - they are limited in their ability to cater to 'realworld' workshop conditions such as true material thickness, K factors, forming equipment, weld prep design, edge green, pre or post beveling, seam locations and the many other local variations which affect assembly. For example, a particular press brake may have specific tooling for material thickness which needs to be accomodated when setting bending radius and corners. Every fab shop has its own set of equipment and all have implications for how the pattern is cut.
With shapes covering most thick development needs, FastSHAPES® offers dramatic benefits to any heavy fabrication related business but most especially with large fabricated metal shapes requiring a lot of additional fabrication information (often multi-segmented), including complex equation based development such as gears and predictable multi-component developments. Application areas include bulk material handling - chutes, fluids, conveying, transitions and transformers as well as 'industrial strength' structures.
Each 'shape' (e.g. square to round) can be downloaded for just $99 so you can use it in your business today. No other software is needed. Alternatively there is a non-NC edition, Tradesman in a Box™ which does not have DXF output. It is available as a 'set of shapes' for $99.
Each 'shape' (e.g. square to round) can be downloaded for just $99 so you can use it in your business today Alternatively there is a non-NC edition, Tradesman in a Box™ which does not have DXF output. It is available as a 'set of shapes' for $99.
Easy structural programming from drawings or machines used for drilling, punching and cutting of rolled shapes such as Beams, Channels, Angles, and Flat Bars. The output of FastBEAM can be customised to suit most machine brands such as: Peddinghaus, Ficep, Vernet, Kaltenbach, Wagner and most Saw/Drill/punch lines. It is also adaptable to older renovated machines with new retro-fitted CNCs. In addition, FastBEAM can now optionally output DSTV files so DSTV can be used as a Neutral file format for many new beamlines like the Python X.