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A Study on Factors Affecting the Non Guillotine Based Nesting Process Optimization
|Niruban Projoth T 1, Balamurali M 2, Vignesh R 3
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Resource allocation is a major interest in the field of Manufacturing Industry because of their practical significance. For manufacturing processes, cost of the raw material usually forms a significant portion of the input costs, it is therefore desirable that this resource be used efficiently. The proposed work studies the allocation of rectangular and irregular polygon shaped parts within available sheet material to achieve better utilization factor and reduction in cost. Preliminary studies were done to decide the principal components of interest in the optimization process. A comparative study is also made on the traditional bottom left positioning and random positioning based non guillotine approach allocation to substantiate the factors affecting the nesting process optimization.