Jetcam and fellow software developer 123 Insight Ltd have partnered with composite manufacturers Synergy Composites to create an ‘Open Manufacturing Centre of Excellence’.
The facility is used for Synergy’s day-to-day business, but will also be available for companies to visit by appointment to see the latest technologies and processes in force.
123insight Manufacturing Enterprise Management software is being implemented, and covers the complete workflow from quote generation through to invoicing. It also provides tight integration into Jetcam Expert’s orders and materials databases. Once orders are placed within 123insight they are immediately processed by Jetcam’s RCP (Remote Control Processing) system. Relevant geometry files are located and nested, with NC code immediately available on the shopfloor. RCP then reports the status back to 123insight .
Jetcam Expert CAM and nesting software is used to automatically process CAD files and to generate highly optimised nests, ready for cutting. It is also integrated into Jetcam’s material life, order and nest management suite which provides complete traceability of material from initial delivery, time in and out of the freezer, through to individual plies and finally the finished part. Staff can obtain realtime information on orders, nests, ply/part information and material across the network.
Martin Bailey, Marketing Manager for Jetcam International commented; “We believe that Synergy started correctly from day one with the mindset of a much larger organisation, knowing that investment in automation at the start will allow the company to grow while maintaining control. Jetcam delivers this control on the shop floor while providing live manufacturing management information enterprise-wide. The integration with 123insight builds on this to provide a seamless and paperless information flow.”
Guy Amoroso, MD for 123 Insight Ltd added; “With the existing integration that 123insight and Jetcam customers already enjoy, Synergy now have a complete, automated and paperless path with full traceability. We are delighted to be providing a solution and working with what we believe will become a flagship manufacturing centre in the North West.”
Lee Moffatt, Operations Director for Synergy Composites noted; “We selected JETCAM because of their track record in the composites industry. Material is expensive and difficult to come by, so every saving we make gives us a competitive advantage. We wanted a high level of automation from the start and the combination of Jetcam and 123insight delivers this in full.”
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