1979, creation of Alma: Researchers in Applied Mathematics design the first automatic nesting software to save on raw material when cutting textile, metal sheets, etc.
Alma quickly develops in the field of software piloting cutting and sheet-metal working machines. In 1996, the Group extends its activity to robot off-line programming for arc welding and 3D-cutting.
From Shanghai to Porto Alegre, Alma’s software is today widely marketed worldwide and recognized for its optimization capacity and innovative functionalities. Within 40 years, Alma has become a major CAD/CAM software house, present in many countries.
Our skills enable us to answer various highly-specialized needs and to propose integrated solutions that fit the multiple requirements of our customers, whether they use our applicative software, manufacture machine tools, integrate or edit software.
Our core business that includes the development and edition of industrial software relies on the following key skills:
Optimization of industrial and algorithmic processes
Nesting and CAM applied to cutting
CAD/CAM sheet-metal working
Robotics (trajectory calculation, obstacle avoidance)
Additional expertise complements these skills, in connection with other activities of the Alma Group, in particular:
Development of collaborative applications in Web environments
Integration of applicative solutions (CAD, quality, electronic document management, process management, etc.)
Integration of IT-infrastructure solutions