Lantek will showcase the newest features of its Lantek Expert2D CAD/CAM nesting system at FABTECH 2022.
Fully integrated with the Lantek IntegraERP system, Lantek Expert is a 2D CAD/CAM nesting system that provides users with a range of features, such as a Parametric Parts Library, an Open Database for information management, and a Floating License option to allow multiple users access. Expert’s intelligent import and export functions allow linking to the most common CAD systems in today’s industry (DXF, DWG, IGES, DSTV, etc.).
The nesting function within Lantek Expert products maps out part arrangements on metal sheets to use the maximum amount of material available and to manufacture the most parts possible. There are also semi-automatic and manual options. Expert also tracks remnants and prioritizes their use before new sheets, extending material life and reducing waste. Before cutting begins, the system checks the design and manufacturing code for any errors and automatically flags or fixes them.
Lantek Expertfeatures several tools for specific applications.Expert Cutis designed to enable programming of CNC oxy-cut, plasma, laser, and waterjet sheet metal cutting machines. Itprovides its own CAD tools designed for creating 2D parts. Similar to its cutting counterpart, Expert Punch generates code to direct CNC punching machines in drilling, threading, stamping, punch forming, embossing, and rolling. It also supports shearing and combination machines.
To eliminate guesswork in programming for HVAC ductwork, Expert Duct offers an extensive parametric figure library containing the most common duct shapes, all of which follow DIN and SMACNA regulations. Ductallows the definition of the type of neutral axis with which to make calculations, the type of joints used for the parts, the number of sections, the type of engraving for cutting machines, the seams and connections, and the insulators.
Lantek will be at booth B6332, where representatives will be available to discuss sheet metal cutting solutions. FABTECH 2022 takes place Nov. 8-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.