Anyone considering purchasing or replacing a CNC machine has to factor in the choice of a nesting machine. All too frequently, the joint problem is the deciding factor when it comes to opting for a traditional bar machine: quite simply, there was no technologically or economically feasible way of producing the joint.
Horizontal joints cannot be produced in a clamp or on a nesting machine, or at least only with considerable difficulty. We know that systems have been developed as a solution to this problem. These are systems in which the components are nested farther apart, that mill recesses, and then use a fragile drilling unit to drill the end holes. However, the unfavourable production times, production losses, soiling, and waste pieces on the machine hardly make this an attractive solution.
Even the expensive Clamex joiner offers nothing by way of a solution for production companies. The fact that nesting machines are still being chosen in spite of this gives an indication of the many other benefits these machines offer.
By contrast, production for FixChip on a nesting machine offers fast, clean, and economically efficient production, in addition to the benefits already mentioned, without the need to improvise with unappealing production methods.