This latest version of ESAB’s Columbus® III version 1.2 CAD/CAM programming and nesting software, offers new features and updates to make programming easier, improve material utilisation, productivity and streamline workflow, claims the company.

The new software enables parts to be imported from an existing assembly without the need for customized import filters, and automatically optimises the remnant cut geometry on the existing layout, claims ESAB.

The system has a user-friendly interface that provides control over the entire programming process. The Layout Designer manages all functions necessary to generate a CNC program or nest for straight cutting in oxy-fuel, plasma, laser, and waterjet, as well as marking processes.