Thick or heavy plate manufacturing presents its own set of unique challenges. This class utilizes Autodesk® TruNest to show workflows for manufacturing heavy, thick, plates with Oxy-fuel, plasma or waterjet CNC mills. We start with importing geometry and material properties, to automated optimal nesting all the way to generating CNC code for manufacturing.
Mike Spellman is currently serving as director of software development for the Composites and Fabrication Team for Autodesk, Inc., in the Manufacturing Engineering Group. Prior to his current role Mike served as CTO of Magestic Systems Inc. (and was one of the 2 original founders), where he helped design, develop, and architect automated nesting, laser projection, and AFP/ATL systems for some of the largest companies in the world (such as the Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, GE Transportation, and Airbus SAS), covering various industries such as aerospace, automotive, heavy equipment, and more. He has a background in computer science, electrical engineering, and mathematics from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.
During this two-part class, we will utilize Autodesk® TruNest Composites to show the complete process from import to nesting to NC part cutting of ply materials. Special focus will be given to optimal nesting for efficient material usage. During the second half, we will utilize Autodesk® TruLaser to perform laser projection for showing composite ply lay-up.
This class goes from start to finish to complete a sheet metal manufacturing workflow. We will start with importing the designs, utilizing material data, then perform an optimal nesting process, and finish with a CNC program to be used for manufacturing. Autodesk® TruNest provides an advanced and complete solution for sheet metal fabrication solution which supports waterjet, plasma, laser cutters as well as routers and punch presses.