Hypertherm Expands Support for Technical Education with Complimentary Licenses of its ProNest CAD/CAM Nesting Software

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Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is expanding its support for technical education by offering free licenses of its ProNest® CAD/CAM software to North American schools, trade unions, and other training facilities.

Qualifying North American schools can now request a free ProNest licenses.

Hypertherm is expanding support of technical education with free licenses of its ProNest CAD/CAM software to North American schools.

I have been teaching and using ProNest software for more than 25 years as it is a great package. The curriculum will help me maximize the capabilities of ProNest.

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is expanding its support for technical education by offering free licenses of its ProNest® CAD/CAM software to North American schools, trade unions, and other training facilities.

The effort is part of an expansive commitment to the next generation of fabricating professionals. Qualifying educational institutions will receive a 30 seat network license for the current version of ProNest, and a curriculum package with an instructor guide and student workbook. Students can learn how to bring CAD drawings into production, define part lists, determine material utilization, schedule production, establish accurate costing, and understand MRP (material requirements planning.)

“I have been teaching and using ProNest software for more than 25 years as it is a great package. The curriculum will help me maximize the capabilities of ProNest. I am looking forward to using it this coming semester,” explains Steve Hower, an assistant professor at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Pennsylvania.

Access to powerful ProNest features such as automatic nesting, skeleton cut-up, common line cutting, chain and bridge cutting, and collision avoidance is included. In addition, students can interface with popular 3D software platforms such as SOLIDWORKS and Inventor, and use parametric pipe templates. Instructors interested in obtaining ProNest for their school can download an application at http://www.hypertherm.com/ProNestForEducation.

“We want to ensure schools have the tools they need to teach the next generation of fabricators,” said Betsy Van Duyne, who manages Hypertherm’s educational program. “The right hardware and curriculum is critical but so is software. Getting ProNest advanced CAD/CAM software into schools is one step toward preparing students for a successful career.”

Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company, consistently named a best place to work, has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide. Learn more at http://www.hypertherm.com.

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