fly cutting

fly cutting

[′flī ‚kəd·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Cutting with a milling cutter provided with only one tooth.
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New features include: raster to vector conversion to convert jpeg and similar images into CAD files for cutting; fly cutting for faster laser cutting on thin material, and the ability to pierce without slowing down or stopping the cutting head; Design2Fab 6 integration so customers cutting sheet metal can access fittings directly from ProNest; and drag rotation for faster manual nesting and even better plate utilisation, especially when nesting around the contours of larger parts.