Laser nesting

Deepnest is a free and open source nesting application with special features for laser cutters

Designed for laser cutters

Deepnest packs your parts into a compact area to save material and time. It automatically merges common lines so the laser doesn't cut the same path twice.

This not only saves time but improves part quality by avoiding heat warping from multiple laser passes.

A robust nesting engine

Deepnest employs a state of the art part layout engine with part-in-part placement and the ability to nest bitmap images for laser engraving

It can read

  • DXF files
  • SVG files
  • Corel CDR files

It can write

  • DXF files
  • SVG files

It's easy to get started

quickstart 1

1. Import your file

quickstart 2

2. Mark the largest part as your sheet, then hit start

quickstart 3

3. Deepnest will continue to search for better solutions until you hit stop