Hypertherm Associates, a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, today announced the release of ProNest® LT 2023 version 15.1 nesting software, which is now available on a low-cost subscription basis for the waterjet cutting market.

“With the price of raw materials rising, ProNest LT uses advanced, true shape nesting algorithms to help waterjet fabricators and manufacturers improve efficiency, get the most out of their material, and lower costs,” explained Tom Stillwell, Product Marketing Manager for the Hypertherm Associates Software Group. “Moreover, software that is based on a subscription model makes it easier to incorporate automation into existing workflows. It is easily scalable, enabling users to add features in accordance with their business requirements.”

ProNest LT subscriptions for waterjet will support virtually any make or model of a waterjet machine, allowing users to easily insert the nesting component into their existing workflow. There are two waterjet subscription tiers to choose from:

  • ProNest LT OMAX® is specifically designed for OMAX waterjet machines. Because both ProNest LT and OMAX are part of the Hypertherm Associates family of brands, this tier was created in close collaboration with OMAX engineers to ensure optimal outcomes. It supports conventional, straight cutting for OMAX machine models including OptiMAX®, OMAX, MAXIEM®, and GlobalMAX®.
  • ProNest LT Waterjet Plus is a more comprehensive subscription tier. It supports conventional and straight cutting for virtually any waterjet brand plus, plasma and oxyfuel cutting, all in one package. 

Hypertherm Associates is a U.S. based manufacturer of industrial cutting products and software. Its products, including Hypertherm plasma and OMAX waterjet systems, are used by companies around the world to build ships, airplanes, and railcars; construct steel buildings, fabricate heavy equipment, erect wind turbines, and more. In addition to cutting systems, the company creates CNCs, and software trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Founded in 1968, Hypertherm Associates is a 100 percent Associate-owned company, employing approximately 2,000 Associates, with operations and partner representation worldwide.