Nest-Fix | CNC hardware for nesting

Hidden hardware for nesting CNCs

Easy to fit | No need for edge drilling | Flush to panel surface

CNC manufacturing and example cabinet

How to use Nest-Fix with Mini-fix cams and Blum connectors

There are 2 types of CNC manufacturing

Traditional point to point

Accommodates traditional hardware and edge drilling
Mini-fix and dowel common and efficient method
Parts are pre-cut and machined one at a time on the CNC
Great for high volumes of identical parts quick set up time
Additional first stage required cutting panels on a saw
Labour intensive; continuous attention required

Nesting manufacture

Complete sheet placed on vacuum table
Parts cut and machined in same operation
Faster and more efficient small to medium production
No need to cut parts from the sheet material with a saw
Once running, the operator is free to work elsewhere
Machining on the panel face only, no edge drilling

So...with nesting you cannot use Mini-fix cams as normal because you cannot edge drill.

Current nesting hardware solutions are limited - although they do not require edge drilling, they are:

Highly visible on the panel face
Never flush so they impede other hardware/design elements
Require special tools for assembly
Cannot be dismounted and re-assembled

The solution...Nest-Fix

All current nesting hardware limitations are addressed allowing the use of a traditional Mini-fix embedded in the panel

Fully machined with a 3 axis nesting CNC without the need for edge drilling
Very strong and easy to apply
No special tools required, only a hammer and screwdriver
Flush to the panel surface and nearly invisible
Assemble and dis-assemble multiple times without compromising the strength of the joint

Price: £40 per 100, plus £140 for the Nest-Fix 12mm milling bit + standard delivery charges and VAT if applicable

CNC hardware

How to use

3 axis CNC machining

Using PolyBoard or a similar design software the hardware machining patterns are placed along the edges of the cabinet parts.

The individual parts are nested onto the sheet materials using OptiNest or a similar nesting program and the nesting map is loaded into a CAM software like VCarve to produce the machine files.

In the CAM software tool path organisation the Nest-Fix "T" slots are cut before the part outlines so that maximum vacuum hold down is maintained.

Nest-Fix hardware CNC machining