Here, we focus on a couple of ways a smart-router can improve your nested-based production process:
Allowing you to nest around defects in damaged material
Giving you the ability to create a profile edge with standard tooling
Smart-routers allow you to nest around defects to use damaged material
This feature can save you a lot of material, which in turn can save you a lot of time and money.
When using this feature on nested based jobs, a smart-router saves you money by reducing the amount of scrap material that is wasted. This in turn saves you a substantial amount of money, and ordinary routers just do not focus on this area. They rely on the user to take care of checking the material for flaws, and this means that the operator must be both skilled and well trained to work within the limits of these systems.
Smart routers address areas like this in a big way - they address the areas where you spend the most money because that’s where you can make the most money. Ordinary routers may seem less expensive at first, but may prove to be much more expensive in the long run.
Smart-routers machine a profile edge without a profile tool
Smart-routers can machine a profile edge without a profile tool, by tracing over the edge multiple times with standard tools. It even works on curved moldings.
This saves a lot for any shop that makes custom moldings by allowing you to use Profile Modeler to quickly create a molding or custom shape from a sketch or drawing with no special shaped tooling required.
Overview: Smart-routers machine a profile edge without a profile tool
In depth: Profile Modeler - from Sketch to Production