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Nesting in woodworking: more productivity with lower costs


What is Nesting?

Nesting, in the production sector, represents an organizational technique that allows to obtain the greatest number of details from a single large shape with the least possible waste.

Thanks to special software, this technique therefore allows to insert as many elements as possible in a limited space with the aim of minimizing the waste of the raw material.

Processing in detail and its benefits

In the wood sector, Nesting processing is an automatic space optimization process, which allows to take advantage of the entire surface of the panel to be processed.

On a practical level, this processing allows to position profiles of various sizes and shapes within a single work panel: either through automatic software or by manually creating the path, the Nesting tool cuts the desired shapes in a single step, minimizing production times.

Nesting in woodworking

The advantage of Nesting in saving on production costs

In addition to optimizing production times, this processing method also reduces costs, because the greatest number of parts can be obtained in a single step with the least possible waste on both raw material and energy.

Nesting and section cutting comparison

Nesting therefore consists of cutting a panel on CNC, with the use of specific tools.

When comparing Nesting with section cutting, the most obvious and noticeable difference is the versatility of the Nesting processing and the possibility of creating shapes that are not simply square, which is section cutting’s greatest limit.

What Nesting tools are needed?

Successful results of this process stem from the choice of the right cutting tools such as the specific Nesting bits with a heavy steel body (triamet). Choosing the right tool diameter is linked to the thickness of the panel and the type of material to be machined; these parameters are important in obtaining:

  • Good cutting quality;
  • An optimized feed rate to reduce production costs;
  • Better tool performance;
  • Good chip discharging.

These tools enable Nesting machining of a large number of components in the furniture industry. Not just doors, frames and panels, but also handles and any small shaped objects.

Nesting in woodworking

Our solutions

Mancini Utensili is fully aware that Nesting is essential for productivity and this is why it offers its customers solutions designed and developed to meet their machining needs, which include heavy steel drills with various flutes depending on the machining to be carried out:

  • Broken pushing drill: a predominantly negative drill for machining on panels with a various thickness;
  • Broken traction drill : a predominantly positive drill for machining on panels with a fixed thickness.


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