Models for two- and three-stage two-dimensional cutting stock problems with a limited number of open stacks

We address three variants of the two-dimensional cutting stock problem in which the guillotine cutting of large objects produces a set of demanded items. The characteristics of the variants are: the rectangular shape of the objects and items; the number of two or three orthogonal guillotine stages; and, a sequencing constraint that limits the number … Read more

Pattern-based ILP models for the one-dimensional cutting stock problem with setup cost

The One-Dimensional Cutting Stock Problem with Setup Cost (CSP-S) is a cutting problem that seeks a cutting plan with a minimum number of objects and a minimum number of different patterns. This problem gains relevance in manufacturing settings, where time consuming operations to set up the knives of the cutting machine for the new patterns … Read more

Mathematical models for the minimization of open stacks problem

In this paper, we address the Minimization of Open Stacks Problem (MOSP). This problem often appears during production planning of manufacturing industries, such as in the cutting of objects to comply with space constraints around the cutting machine in the glass, furniture, and metallurgical industries. The MOSP is also pertinent to the field of VLSI … Read more

Two-stage and one-group two-dimensional guillotine cutting problems with defects: a CP-based algorithm and ILP formulations

We address two variants of the two-dimensional guillotine cutting problem that appear in different manufacturing settings that cut defective objects. Real-world applications include the production of flat glass in the glass industry and the cutting of wooden boards with knotholes in the furniture industry. These variants assume that there are several defects in the object, … Read more

Three-dimensional guillotine cutting problems with constrained patterns: MILP formulations and a bottom-up algorithm

In this paper, we address the Constrained Three-dimensional Guillotine Cutting Problem (C3GCP), which consists of cutting a larger cuboid block (object) to produce a limited number of smaller cuboid pieces (items) using orthogonal guillotine cuts only. This way, all cuts must be parallel to the object’s walls and generate two cuboid sub-blocks, and there is … Read more

A top-down cutting approach for modeling the constrained two- and three-dimensional guillotine cutting problems

In this paper, we address the Constrained Two-dimensional Guillotine Cutting Problem (C2GCP) and the Constrained Three-dimensional Guillotine Cutting Problem (C3GCP). These problems consist of cutting a rectangular two-/three-dimensional object with orthogonal guillotine cuts to produce ordered rectangular two-/three-dimensional items seeking the most valuable subset of items cut. They often appear in manufacturing settings that cut … Read more