exploitation of existing material is one of the most pressing
problems in industry due to its incidence in production costs.
Even in well-organized manufacturing processes, a high rate of
waste material seems to be a natural consequence of stock cutting.
Among other factors, a critical one for it is that of making the
design of the optimum cutting patterns becomes an extremely difficult
task, mostly impossible to do manually for the very large number
of different variants that can arise even if a few parts are to
Corte gives a highly optimized computer solution
to the problem of minimizing waste material when cutting rectangular
sheets and longitudinal bars. The Corte’s
calculation engine, which is designed to find non-approximate
but true-optimal solutions, uses classical optimization techniques,
like linear programming and dynamic programming, together with
a powerful completing heuristic and a sophisticated cutting variants
generation algorithm. Most likely, Corte will
find an optimum solution for the given task, and when it won’t,
a nearly-optimum solution is guaranteed.
The program can be used when cutting different kind of materials:
metal, glass, plastic, wood, etc, in different practical environments.
That can be done by configuring technological
options which are determined by both the material
properties and the cutting tool used. These options condition
the parts layout in the generated patterns so that they can always
be realized in practice with the available technology.
Stock cutting is a process always affected by a great number
of technological, economic and human variables. In that sense,
Corte arises as an essential tool that automates
a critical phase of that process and contributes this way to the
global reduction of costs.
In outline, the main facilities of Corte are:
- Easy and friendly interface.
- Full automatic calculation of the optimum cutting
- Background calculations with options to automatically save
results and shut-down the system.
- Combination of different material types (sizes), each of them
having either limited or unlimited availability.
options that condition the parts layout in the generated
patterns to fulfil technological requirements.
measurement units with wide support for Metric and English systems.
- Configurable label
- No limit for the amount of different part types.
- No limit for the amount of different material types.
- Up to three levels of optimization to set up an agreement between
optimization quality and calculation time.
- Full manual
edition of the calculated solution. It includes:
definition, modification and elimination of cutting patterns,
addition of new parts and materials, change in the order and location
of the cuts, elimination of redundant cuts, and so on.
- Several printed reports
containing all the necessary information for documenting and realizing
in practice the cutting plans as well as the scaled graphics and
zoomed details of the cutting patterns.
- Excel data import and export.
- AutoCAD® drawing export