A 2D sheet metal design using Inventor software is easy, scalable, and cheap. After the sheet metal design process is complete, production of the sheet metal design needs to be optimized to reduce cost and time. The same part/assembly designs that are created and stored in Inventor software can be used to drive cutting tools for all types of cutting machines. This session will cover the process of programming cutting tools to cut material in the most efficient manner possible using TruNest Multi-Tool software. The specific topics covered will include: maintaining design intent and revision control through direct link to Inventor software or Vault software; extracting 2D flat-pattern shapes from each sheet metal part automatically; nesting shapes together on each material to get maximum material efficiency using TruNest Multi-Tool software; and postprocessing the nested result for a variety of different styles of cutting machines. The postprocessor optimizes the machine cycle to maximize machine throughput and reduce wear on consumables. This session features TruNest Multi-Tool, Inventor Professional, and Vault Professional. AIA Approved
Autodesk employees interested in sheet metal solutions or manufacturing,
Matt Thorn is a software quality assurance engineer at Autodesk, Inc. Thorn received his BS in mechanical engineering and mathematics from Rutgers University and Stockton University respectively after completing a 5-year dual degree program. He began his expertise in advanced manufacturing with Magestic Systems, a company that was then acquired by Autodesk in July 2014. Thorn has been teaching and advising companies around the world about how to optimize their nesting, laser projection, and manufacturing processes for over 3 years.
Anthony Muzzillo is a software quality assurance (SQA) manager at Autodesk, Inc. He has been with Autodesk for 2 years after it acquired his former company, Magestic Systems. Previously, he worked at Magestic Systems for 8 years prior to the acquisition. Muzzillo has been dealing with all of the TruX products for 10 years in total.