Press release
For immediate release
22nd August 2005

Zünd America partners with NestONE Solutions to provide JETCAM CADCAM nesting software

Milwaukee , WI - Zund America, Inc, a subsidiary of Altstätten, Switzerland-based Zünd Systemtechnik AG, today announced a partnership with NestONE Solutions to provide the JETCAM Expert CAD/CAM solution to the US market for its range of digital cutting machine tools for aerospace, automotive, marine, and other industries.

The agreement will offer a number of significant advantages to customers that utilize Zünd machine tools in conjunction with the JETCAM Expert CAD/CAM system:

Due to Zund’s advanced vacuum hold down system and unique conveyor system, parts are able to be processed with much less space between parts in the nesting sequence. This vacuum system also allows thicker or more porous materials to be processed without “hold down” issues. When combined with the superior capability of the JETCAM High-Performance Nester, material spend can be reduced significantly, often greater than 10% over previous methods.

These tooling options offer more material processing flexibility than any other similar machinery in the market. Delivers the ability to cut anything from very thin materials up to 2” thick foams and other materials.

This unique conveyor system allows rolls or large sheets of materials to be processed on a machine with a very small footprint (when compared to other machinery). For example; this system allows a customer to process a 138” long job/nest on a machine with a cutting bed length of 63” (requires the machine to make 2 material advances) significantly faster than on a 20 ft. long bed-type machine with no advancing.

- A production solution offered by Zund and powered by JETCAM CAD/CAM provides customers with an unprecedented price to performance ratio. These technologies working together will offer customers greater manufacturing production throughput while significantly reducing scrap for a price comparable to competitive systems that lack these advantages.

A postprocessor has already been developed by JETCAM International to support the advanced functions of the Zund cutter.

Commented Oliver Zund, President of Zund America; “Our strategy is to offer a total solution for manufacturers in the aerospace, marine, automotive, and other markets to best utilize our machine tools. In this age of ever increasing material costs, JETCAM provides Zund customers competitive advantage and the highest material optimization possible.”

David Lichtenwalner, President of NestONE Solutions offers the following: “The superior cutting capabilities offered by Zund provide an unparalleled opportunity for producing parts at the highest quality while maximizing material utilization using the JETCAM High-Performance Nester.”