SigmaTEK Announces SigmaBEND AP™

CINCINNATI, OH; JULY 20, 2012 — SigmaTEK Systems, LLC, the world’s leading CAD/CAM nesting authority, announces the release of SigmaBEND AP™. This latest software version incorporates the unfolding functionality of AutoPol™ (FCC Software AB) into SigmaTEK’s press brake solution SigmaBEND AP™.  

SigmaNEST® Product Manager, James Lindsey stated:

“Automation, flexibility and control are keys to SigmaBEND AP.  The software automatically recognizes bend information stored in both 2D and 3D CAD files.  SigmaBEND AP users have direct seamless access to SolidWorks and Inventor files while interfaces to NX, Pro/E, Catia and CAD neutral file formats including IGES, STEP, SAT, and Parasolid reduce file import, unfolding and nesting steps and errors.  Other features include real-time 3D simulation with collision detections along with the ability for users to determine levels of manual control and automation for bend sequencing, tool and setup selection, finger stop positioning, and simulation.”

Benefits: Speed, Quality, and Flexibility


  • Faster, more reliable programming away from machine tool
  • CAD integration and automation results in shorter programming time
  • Faster set-up time with quick access to manufacturing information
  • More effective re-use of NC programs


  • Fewer design errors
  • Centralized database
  • CAD/CAM system Integration
  • Check process via realistic bending simulation
  • Collision check eliminates costly programming errors


  • CAM system – direct switching between different press brakes
  • Better production planning
  • Less dependent on a person’s knowledge with standardized programming


About SigmaTEK

SigmaTEK Systems, LLC develops and sells SigmaNEST®, a comprehensive software solution for nesting, NC programming and cutting of steel sheet, plate, tube, and wood materials. SigmaNEST is the leading CAD/CAM nesting system for plasma, laser, punch, oxyfuel, waterjet, router, knife, tube/pipe and combination cutting machines. SigmaNEST ensures superior material utilization, machine motion optimization, and maximum part quality balanced with cutting speed, work flow integration, material handling, accurate estimates and information management.

Founded in 1993, SigmaTEK is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and has an extensive global support network with branches in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. For more information on the SigmaTEK line of products or to schedule a live demonstration, please visit or call 513.674.0005.

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Robert Farrell

SigmaTEK Systems


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SigmaTEK Systems, LLC

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