123D Optimize


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123D Optimize™ V1.0 Released

Does your best operator have to manually calculate or design a spreadsheet to figure out the best way to cut or slit up your metal?   Are there a lot of remnants on the shelf  and is your scrap bin always filling up too fast?   We have a solution, it’s called 123D Optimize.

123D Optimize takes all your orders for a day and creates the cut list needed to support your trim operation.   These optimizers take your orders, coils, materials, and machine constraints and lay out the best pattern needed to support Cut-To-Length, Slit-To-Width, Blanking and Shearing automatically in seconds. It provides blank widths/lengths that are overlaid on your coil size. It shows remnants, scrap pieces and total sheets used including your overall optimization rate. It also turns these patterns into Slit Jobs for manual entry to your machine or for download directly to our Legionnaire or Centurio and metal slitters. This application uses specifically designed algorithms that are easy to use and will serve you to get the best solution each time.

Feedback from Customers:
The Trim operation previously took us several hours… it now takes less than 30 minutes. The first thing we noticed was a big reduction in scrap. We estimated our scrap rate at about 10% and after installing CIRM it dropped to about 5%. The ability to upload jobs on the cut to length / slitting lines stopped all of our input errors, reduced scrap and increased production. The automatic upload of our slit jobs increases production by about 70%.   We went from using Two automated/Three manual slitters to One automated/Two manual slitters and we’re still able to produce approximately 25,000 pounds of trim per day.”

Mark Moffet, GM of Mueller, Inc., Ballinger TX


Contact Metalforming, Inc.to:

Get it NOW!

  • Download a Demo Version
  • What is 1D, 2D, and 3D Optimization (Animation with Voice)
  • See an Online Tutorial (Demo)
  • Online Tutorial (Software)
  • Optimization – using CIRM and MFI Machines
  • Optimization Studies Results
  • Managing your Constraints


slit to width 2d 5_14Optimized 1D, 2D, 3D Cutlist Reports

Specifically, 123D Optimize™ also has Legionnaire Optimizer 2D Edition which generates necessary Optimized Cut List Reports (Slit-To-Width Cutlist).

Each Report is broken down by material color/gauge to minimize your coil changeover times and includes how the optimizer recommends to set knives, number of metal sheets used and what remnant/scrap is created.

The Cultist provides a visual representation on how to cut up each blank based on the way the optimizer laid out the patterns for the orders that you presented it.


1d2d3dcutslitSummary Reports

We provide 1D, 2D, or 3D optimized Cutlist Report based on what process you currently employ in your shop.

Summary page with your recent optimization includes:

                    • Number of Sheets Used
                    • Part Area Used
                    • Remnants Remaining
                    • Scrap Remaining
                    • Weight (lbs.)
                    • Scrap % and Cost ($)






Slit job report 5_14Production Reports for your Slitter

When you are ready to produce parts, the software converts the cutlist into slit jobs which are grouped by similar patterns to minimize the time you have to change knives. This information is then manually input to non-automated machines and can be directly input to machines like Krasser Legionnaire or Centurio.

These reports are also grouped by color and provide a CODE39 barcode if you want to tag each blank.

These reports are perfect for use in knife/material setup for any manual slitting machine you may own.

 Integrate Data for your Machine

– Download Straight to Your MachineXML VIEW NEW_legionnaire

When you are ready to produce your blanks simply touch the download button and the SlitJob report becomes an XML that is understood by machines like the Legionnaire or Centurio.

Using the data the machine will program its knives automatically and set the correct cut depth based on the gauge of the material. Once the job is done then the machine reports back that it is complete.

10 jobs at a time can be queued up or just 1 job by bar code scanning. The machine will know the type of material to program.


Which Process is Right for You: 1D, 2D, or 3D?

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123D Description

1D– This process uses Flat sheets and a Shear.  Many orders are fed into the 1D Optimizer. 1D determines the best patterns & Shear Jobs to layout to minimize scrap.
2D– Can be in either Configuration One or Two. Configuration One is a Slit-To-Width and Cut-To -Length 2D process combined into one. This process is fed directly from coil. Configuration Two splits the slitting and cutting process into two separate machines. The 2D Optimizer uses the Constraints of the Slitting Machine and the Orders presented to create an Optimal Cutlist, CutJobs and SlitJobs to minimize scrap generation.
3D– Is like 2D with a Downstream Handshear station added.  3D provides the best optimization. This 3D process creates an Optimized Cutlist, CutJobs, SlitJobs and ShearJobs for use by the Machine or Operator to determine how to create the Part Blanks.


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