Efficient Production using Dynamic Nesting

The manufacturing industry has come a long way when it comes to producing parts efficiently. O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) is a perfect example of that. OMS implements Dynamic Nesting to meet expedited turnaround times needed by clients while maintaining standard workflow…but what is Dynamic Nesting and how does OMS utilize it?

Dynamic Nesting is a process used to cut multiple parts of varying shapes and sizes out of a sheet of material. Parts can vary in size, shape, and due dates. When deciding how to create a part efficiently, it is important to consider dynamic nesting as a means of achieving production at a solid quality standard as well as a method of creating needed parts at a quicker pace. The Fabricator defines Dynamic Nesting as “the nesting of parts that individually meet defined criteria at a given point in time…because new orders are introduced continually, the mix of parts available for nesting changes constantly.” This process allows OMS to meet client’s needs by furthering the ability of the facility to meet tight deadlines.  The programmer can run many parts at once and even run sheets again (if possible) to virtually eliminate material waste. Any “hot parts,” or pieces needed as soon as possible, can be added as a previous nest is completed. This allows for the operator to maintain the production schedule while adapting to new client needs. OMS utilizes an advanced nesting software to meet standard and expedited production deadlines as efficiently as possible.

The workflow of an OMS programmer.

When beginning the nesting process, an OMS programmer will create drawing exchange format (.DXF) files that will be imported into computer-aided manufacturing, or CAM, which will automatically generate layouts for the user. The layouts are then reviewed by the user and saved. After the files are saved, laser toolpathing is assigned for each part. The sheets will then be scheduled up to 2 days ahead of production, allowing time for any needed changes or additions.

The Fabricator states that in 1990, the programmer was involved in every aspect of programming and nesting. There was not a single part that they wouldn’t be involved in fabricating. Now, the programmer is only involved in making sure that production flow is maintained. This allows our facilities to maintain a solid production schedule, making sure that parts are completed on schedule and delivered on time.

We will increase production efficiencies.

Thanks to modern nesting software, adding a part to an existing nest in production is no problem at all. Components that are on a less than efficient nest can be added in between existing nest cycles to minimize material waste. OMS makes sure to use the most efficient nesting possible to avoid creating any scrap metal that cannot be used for other components.

Every step of the way.

Through every step of the nesting process, our team will work to meet your company’s needs using modern dynamic nesting practices to ensure we meet all requirements. OMS’ core drive is to make sure that our clients get what they need…when they need it. OMS has strategically-located facilities that are ready to assist using dynamic nesting and other means to create quality fabricated products. Take a look at our locations page to see what facility can meet your needs today! https://www.onealmfgservices.com/locations

Modern dynamic nesting allows for OMS to manufacture parts at a higher turn around and higher quality rate than ever before. Reach out to our team today and see what OMS can do for you! #LetsBuildThings