Hypertherm (Hanover, NH) introduced PlateSaver, a new SureCut technology that automatically maximizes the number of parts on a plate. PlateSaver is available through Hypertherm’s ProNest and other authorized software for fabricators cutting mild steel on a CNC table using X-Definition plasma.
It combines the arc stability of X-Definition plasma with specialized software parameters to increase material utilization. Those parameters cause PlateSaver to use shorter leads when starting and finishing a cut for less wasted space between parts. Additionally, PlateSaver takes molten metal into account by using moving pierces that cause molten splatter to fall within a predictable “splash zone.” PlateSaver is most effective when nesting square or rectangular parts and is designed for parts between ½ inch and 1 ¼ inch (13 mm – 32 mm).
SureCut technology maximizes cutting performance by automatically embedding thousands of cutting parameters into authorized hardware and software products. It includes True Hole for bolt ready holes, True Bevel to simplify the process of cutting beveled edges, and Rapid Part to markedly reduce cut-to-cut cycle time.
For more information about SureCut: https://www.hypertherm.com/en-US/learn/about-our-products/surecut-technology2/