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OPEN MIND Drills Out Benefits for Offshore Manufacturer

OPEN MIND Drills Out Benefits for Offshore Manufacturer

The economic situation surrounding the UK offshore industry has been well documented for its difficulties in recent years. To rise above the uncertainty and build success where others have failed, Sub Drill has invested heavily in modern Mazak machine tools, OPEN MIND CAM software and a new factory – the results are truly amazing. In 2011, the Westhill manufacturer of subsea tools and drilling ...

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Mitutoyo Drives Innovation At Portsmouth University

Mitutoyo Drives Innovation At Portsmouth University

Ranked as one of the world's top 100 new universities in the respected ‘Times Higher Education Rankings 2017’, Portsmouth University has rapidly ascended the UK academic rankings. This is a credit to a £150m+ investment over the last ten years in buildings and resources. Part of this strategy has seen the Hampshire institution procure the very latest metrology equipment from Mitutoyo for its S ...

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Print Company Re-Aligns Strategy With DYSS Digital Cutting Table

Print Company Re-Aligns Strategy With DYSS Digital Cutting Table

When TriStar Printers Ltd exited the downturn amongst a flooded and cut-throat traditional small format litho industry, the Blackburn print company re-aligned its business strategy in a concerted effort to add value for its customer base. This strategy involved adding 40% to its floor area to house a large format print department with a Canon Océ Arizona flatbed digital printer and alongside it a ...

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Corrugated Box Manufacturer Installs DYSS Digital Cutting Table

Corrugated Box Manufacturer Installs DYSS Digital Cutting Table

Living in a post-war poverty stricken 1950’s London, Alan Roberts and his father William made a living out of turning discarded cardboard boxes inside-out, re-gluing and re-selling the boxes. Inadvertently, the East-End business borne out of necessity was actually recycling, generations before the rest of the industry even grasped the concept. Wind forward 60 years from this father and son pa ...

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Exactaform Continues Growth With Machines From Vollmer

Exactaform Continues Growth With Machines From Vollmer

Moving into a new manufacturing facility in August, Exactaform Cutting Tools Ltd now occupies one of the UK’s largest cutting tool facilities. The state-of-the-art 44,000sq/ft beacon of modern manufacturing is credit to the innovation and determination of the staff. However, the creative cutting tool designs and production output wouldn’t have been possible without the banks of highly automated Vo ...

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hyperMILL Supports 5-Axis Port Machining With Motorsport Subcontractor

hyperMILL Supports 5-Axis Port Machining With Motorsport Subcontractor

Located in Silverstone, no more than a short walk from the world famous race circuit, Alitech Precision is a subcontract design, concept delivery and manufacturing company that specialises in the motorsport industry. When the subcontract manufacturer purchased its first 5-axis CNC machining centre, the only feasible option for driving the machine was CAM software from OPEN MIND Technologies. A ...

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OPEN MIND CAM System Cuts Lead Times for Mould Manufacturer

OPEN MIND CAM System Cuts Lead Times for Mould Manufacturer

The KNARR Group located in Helmbrechts, Germany, is a tool and mould maker that manufactures and supplies standard parts through to complete mould bases to customer requirements. In addition to its modern machine tools, the company uses the hyperMILL CAM system from OPEN MIND Technologies as the basis for the company’s continued business success. With 20 years experience at a renowned plastics ...

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YPSOTEC Celebrates Centenary With Tornos Multispindle

YPSOTEC Celebrates Centenary With Tornos Multispindle

The Swiss company Ypsotec was founded in Grenchen, Switzerland in 1916 as Décolletage AG, the company focuses its activities on high-precision bar turning, just as the initial French company name ‘Décolletage’ implies. Now, as a subsidiary of the Ypsomed Group, Ypsotec specialises in manufacturing systems for the treatment of diabetes. On its 100th anniversary, the company decided to take the n ...

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Print Specialist Opts for DYSS Digital Cutting Table

Print Specialist Opts for DYSS Digital Cutting Table

‘C3 Midlands Creative Design & Print Solutions’ is a company name that gives a distinct description of what this18 employee Birmingham business is all about. The company prides itself on its ability to turnaround customer’s work quickly whilst doing it well. It is this commitment to quality and fast turnaround’ It is this commitment to quality with a fast turnaround that has seen C3 invest in a DY ...

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DYSS Becomes ‘Next Generation’ Sample Maker for Packaging Manufacturer

DYSS Becomes ‘Next Generation’ Sample Maker for Packaging Manufacturer

Like many highly skilled trades, cardboard engineering and sample making is becoming a bit of a ‘dark art’ and is a role that is increasingly difficult for the packaging industry to fill. When Nuttall Packaging Ltd realised its sample maker, who had 46 years of experience behind him, was planning to retire, the solution was found in the form of a DYSS X5-1630 digital die cutter from AG/CAD combine ...

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Press Releases

ITC’s New Indexable Holemaking Platform from WIDIA

The new Top Cut 4 indexable drilling platform from WIDIA is targeted at end users that machine a broad assortment of products and ...

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Adrian Smith, Managing Director, OPEN MIND Technologies UK