Nesting (process)

Nesting refers to the process of efficiently manufacturing parts from flat raw material. Companies manufacturing parts from flat raw material such as sheet metal use a variety of technologies to perform this task. The sheet metal nesting for flat sheets and nesting for coils are different algorithms. Material may be cut using off-line blanking dies, lasers, plasma, punches, shear blades, ultrasonic knives and even water jet cutters.

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