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What is Act/Cut 2D?
What is Act/Cut 2D?
Alma has over 30 years of expertise in the CAD/CAM sheet metal software industry. Act/cut is the nesting and programming reference solution for 2D cutting and punching-nibbling. Operating in either automatic or interactive mode, the act/cut software suite takes into account the idiosyncrasies of each individual machine and helps companies decrease prep time and material waste.
The Benefits of Act/Cut 2D
Whichever technology your machines use (laser, plasma, water jet, etc.), act/cut acts as the central hub to pilot them all. Act/cut’s architecture and customization possibilities make the integration of technologies and machines very easy. It creates a single environment to control all of your machines, taking advantage of the various machine features.
Providing unique nesting algorithms and utilizing optimized tool path research that satisfies any type of cutting need, act/cut significantly decreases material loss rates and improves productivity. It has the ability to allocate cutting-technology specific features (bevel, lead-ins, micro-junctions) and automatically configures cutting conditions according to user-defines strategies.
From significant reductions in preparation and programming time, to decreased material loss rates, to reductions in tools and consumables, act/cut helps companies lower costs at various stages of the game. Indirectly, the ability to manage peripheral loading/unloading and part sorting systems help to streamline your production processes.
act/cut is extremely flexibly when it comes to its ability to import data. Import sheet metal parts from any CAD system, including neutral formats (.DXF, .IGES, DWG, .DSTV and .STEP) and native formats (Solid Edge, Solidworks, Catia V4/V5, ProEngineer, etc.)
Act/Cut 2D Key Capabilities
act/cut’s nesting performances enable companies to optimize their material usage. Numerous nesting strategies, including part positioning control constraints (symmetry and rotation) operate in either full-automatic or full-interactive mode. The automatic anti-collision function takes various tools, works areas and clamps into account.
act/cut’s automation of the tool path calculation is unmatched; respecting the part evacuation and tool use order as well as any technological constraints. act/cut utilizes specific cutting functions such as continuous cutting (to minimize lead-ins), common cut, skeleton cutting, programmable bevel management, control of marking etching and boring systems, speed control in water-jet cutting, loop support, and collision avoidance with parts already cut.
Supported Cutting Types
Thanks to its ability to meet specific machine requirements, including heat constraints, involved in oxy-cutting and plasma cutting, act/cut is a powerful and flexible solution which efficiently combines automation and user interaction, when required.
Providing efficient and automated nesting capabilities combined with the ability to support all laser cutting functions as well as to manage a wide range of technological parameters, act/cut is the most productive and effective solution for programming your laser cutting machines.
Act/cut’s added value in punching-nibbling technology lies mainly in the software’s powerful automation (tool allocation, machining sequence, nesting, part evacuation, etc.). This makes act/cut a highly productive solution for on-demand production of numerous and varied parts. The software can manage all loading/unloading peripheral systems and is perfectly adapted to combined machines.
Particularly suitable for continuous cutting whether you manage large-scale nesting or unit cutting projects, act/cut can meet any types of water-jet cutting requirements in terms of tool trajectory, cutting speed or lead-ins/outs control. With its ability to easily adjust parameter setting to any kind of material that can be water-jet cut, act/cut is the programming solution for your water-jet cutting machines.
Aluminum Sheet Routing
Aluminum sheet routing technology is specific to the needs of the aeronautics industry. Today, numerous aircraft manufacturers and subcontractors use act/cut on a daily basis to pilot their NC routing machines. With high nesting performance and the ability to meet all the technological requirements and constraints of the routing process, act/cut is the ideal solution for the programming of your aluminum routing machines.
Alma has developed a unique expertise in the field of wood panel machining on 2.5 axis machines. act/cut is a high added-value software solution for all manufacturers who have significant needs in terms of part nesting. Furthermore, a dedicated module that combines geometry recognition functions and automatic machining functions, enables any CAD designed 3D part to be imported, prepared and programmed.
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