Approaches to Tackle the Nesting Problems

  • Bonfim Amaro JúniorEmail author
  • Plácido Rogério Pinheiro
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 464)


The nesting problem arises in several manufacturing industries (e.g., furniture, garment, textile and wood). It is a representative cutting and packing problem in which a set of irregular polygons has to be placed within a rectangular container with a fixed width and a variable length to be minimized. We present a brief survey about the nesting problems in three different categories and its special approaches.


Cutting and packing Nesting problem No-fit polygon Random key genetic algorithm 



The first author is thankful to Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level or Education Personnel (CAPES) and the second author is thankful to National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) via Grants #475,239/2012-1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bonfim Amaro Júnior
    • 1
    Email author
  • Plácido Rogério Pinheiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate Program in Applied InformaticsUniversity of FortalezaFortalezaBrazil

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