Labeling methods and apparatus

  • US 6,886,462 B2
  • Filed: 08/20/2003
  • Issued: 05/03/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/20/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of cutting material comprisingconnecting a computer to a saw machine, the computer being programmed to optimize cutting of stock to satisfy a cut list, measuring a piece of material to be cut, marking any defects in the piece of material, automatically calculating a plan for optimal cutting of the piece of material to fulfill cut list requirements, executing the plan including automatically pushing the piece of material toward the saw, and cutting the piece of material according to the plan into one or more cut list parts, and automatically printing labels for the cut list parts, each label indicating information about the part.

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