CI’s Gold Partner Program is a voluntary, cooperative initiative that brings Cincinnati’s metal fabrication equipment together with third-party software that is tested, proven and flexible for optimized performance.
Cincinnati Incorporated has named ProNest as a preferred partner, and the newest member of the company’s Gold Partner Program. ProNest CAD/CAM nesting software from Hypertherm is designed for advanced laser cutting. It helps fabricators and manufacturers increase material savings, boost productivity, lower operating costs and improve part quality.
“ProNest is a great complement to our CO2 and fiber laser cutting systems,” said Rakesh Kumar, Vice President Sales and Service, Cincinnati Incorporated. “Like CI, Hypertherm is a U.S.-based company and they have an excellent reputation going back 50 years. They are a natural fit for our Gold Partner Program, and their software has been proven with our cutting systems to achieve excellent results, and provides seamless communication and optimization with our laser.”
CI’s Gold Partner Program provides metal fabrication customers with expanded options for software solutions that have been validated and tested to work with Cincinnati machines and systems. These software solutions, when purchased with new Cincinnati products, also integrate many other brands of CNC equipment, providing a wide-reaching upgrade of shop floor operations and facilitating efficient production.
“Through the Gold Partner Program, customers will have more software choices for programming new Cincinnati machines, as well as programming their existing CNC equipment from the same software platform,” said Mark Watson, Sr. Product Specialist, Cincinnati Incorporated and director of the Gold Partner Program. “Customers want the latest tech solutions to drive all of their CNC equipment—not only their latest purchase.
The collaboration inherent in the program fosters cooperative partnerships between CI, third-party suppliers, and ultimately our customers.”
The program started with two other software providers SigmaTEK Systems, LLC and Metamation, Inc., and the application process is open to any vendor interested in the Gold Partner status. CI supports its preferred partners via the company’s marketing activities – including joint marketing, dedicated areas on the Cincinnati web site and collateral materials. Gold Partners also have access to Cincinnati’s showroom for product testing, as well as development support and inclusion in product review meetings. Suppliers become Cincinnati Gold Partners by meeting the program requirements and receiving formal approval from a CI product manager.
“We believe this partnership program will provide our mutual customers with the productivity tools necessary to confidently enter the new age of Direct Digital Manufacturing,” said Watson.