Quickstep Technologies in Australia joins a long list of US manufacturers including Bell Helicopter, Corning, Hexcel, GE Aviation, Sikorsky Lockheed Martin, Unitech and Systima Technologies in selecting CrossTrack for their composite material location and life tracking.
The system was installed fully remotely, with the first test produced within 2 hours, and the system likely to pay for itself in only a few months due to forecast material savings of 3%.
Send us your best nest along with DXFs of the items nested and we'll provide you with a comparison with our nesting software. How much would just a 1% saving per year make to your business?
CrossTrack provides real-time tracking from receipt of rolls through the auto-clave, all freezer in/out time, and optimizes use of materials to prevent expired materials. When combined with JETCAM's High-Performance Nester, it delivers the highest material savings possible to companies fabricating parts from composite materials. The CrossTrack MTL and CrossTrack (Nesting-agnostic) Solutions provide composite material tracking for clients who need material tracking without integrated nesting software. CrossTrack provides a robust architecture built on Microsoft SQL Server, and provides Windows, Android, and iOS client apps depending upon function. CrossTrack is compatible with bar-code and RFID scanners, and other IoT devices to aid in automated tracking. Click this link to read about success at Connova AG using CrossTrack.
JETCAM Expert software can be combined with our partner The Aquila Group's "Dynamic Machine Management". (Real-Time Dynamic Nesting Integrated with ERP). DMM is an (MES) system that enables companies to implement Demand Pull, Lean Manufacturing Concepts, & “Design to Production” (D to P) strategies. In short, DMM provides optimal orders scheduling across all work centers to produce parts on-time at the lowest cost. The Dynamic Nesting feature enables the operator to generate machine code and setup instructions for nested programs in a matter of seconds, based upon the very latest demand requirements. DMM integrates in real-time to all ERP systems and delivers optimization when combined with JETCAM HPN that is unparalleled.
Systima Technologies, Inc., based in Kirkland, WA manufactures composite parts for the defense, space and commercial markets. They replaced their Excel spreadsheets and paper-based systems with the low-cost CrossTrack MTL system, saving 1-2 hours per day on composite material roll location management, have instant information on the best roll to select and are linking documents such as CfC, delivery notes etc., with batches, rolls and kits.
The purchase of a new fiber laser is not an insignificant one. Yet often companies will overlook the relatively inexpensive cost of appropriate CAM and nesting software that could get significantly better performance out of their investment. Martin Bailey, General Manager of JETCAM explains techniques that can squeeze more performance out of your CNC laser.
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