SolidWorks Partner Profile: SigmaTEK Systems

1. Tell us about SigmaTEK. What do you do?

SigmaTEK Systems LLC was founded in 1993, and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with an extensive global support network throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. SigmaTEK is a SolidWorks Gold Partner.

SigmaTEK is the world’s leading provider of CAD/CAM nesting products and material optimization services.  We maximize investments in cutting, punching, and bending equipment, optimizing machine capabilities and run-time, while slashing scrap rates.  The result is significant and sustained improvements to productivity and profitability.

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 2. Tell us about your products.

Our flagship product, SigmaNEST, is a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate and tube materials, and wood. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

SolidNEST is a SolidWorks Certified Gold Partner product powered by SigmaNEST.  Running seamlessly within SolidWorks, SolidNEST streamlines production and automatically produces optimized NC code. One of the key SigmaNEST features that make SolidNEST so powerful is its nesting algorithms, which support part-in-part nesting, multiple torch programming, and remnant nesting.

SolidNEST ensures efficient use of cutting consumables such as gas, nozzles, and optics by offering automating or manual tabbing, bridge cutting, and chain cutting. It also guarantees maximum cutting machine throughput with automatic continuous cutting technology.

The SigmaTEK family of products also includes SigmaTUBE®, a tube cutting software solution that runs seamlessly integrated inside SolidWorks, and SigmaBEND, enabling direct workflow from 3D sheet metal CAD model to Press Brake program and 2D blank for profile cutting and/or punching.

SigmaTEK services allow fabricators to fully leverage the capabilities of SigmaNEST throughout the manufacturing environment.  We work with companies to increase efficiency and productivity through process automation and systems integration.  

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3.       How do your products add value to the design & manufacturing process?

Today manufacturers large and small are scrutinizing all aspects of operation in order to increase throughput, advance fabrication capabilities and adopt best practices in order to maximize ROI, increase productivity, and eliminate waste — all with an eye on improving bottom line profitability.

Through our unmatched part-nesting capability, SigmaTEK delivers breakthrough improvement in material optimization, cutting speed, and responsiveness.  Our customers are experiencing new levels of material savings (at least 5% in most cases) and fabrication process efficiency with the ability to program all fabrication equipment with a single program regardless of type or brand.

A large Steel Service Center is experiencing typical benefits from our nesting software.  Employing a variety of cutting machines they site the flexibility and nesting capability of SigmaNEST as a major factor in their success.  SigmaNEST is allowing them to extend a common nesting program across all dissimilar machines eliminating the need for multiple nesting programs.  Furthermore the software is delivering new levels of throughput by increasing machine speed and run-time – all while reducing scrap rate.  


4.       How can customers reach you or learn more about your product:

Phone:             513-674-0005







Matthew West

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