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JETCAM wins Composite UK’s Innovation in Manufacture Award with CrossTrack Manufacturing Suite

  • Tuesday, 8th October 2013
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JETCAM was announced as the winner in the Innovation in Manufacture category of the Composite UK Trade Association awards for its CrossTrack Composite Manufacturing Suite.

JETCAM says CrossTrack tracks material, material life, plies, kits, parts, nests and orders – all in real time. It provides complete traceability from the finished part right back to the roll or rolls, and also delivers full material, ply and kit life traceability CrossTrack delivers benefits across all departments involved, from material delivery through to layup. Key benefits include:

  • Eliminate waste due to material no longer going out of life due to newer material erroneously being used first;
  • Further waste reductions due to highly optimised nests;
  • Tight integration to JETCAM’s award-winning nesting software, allowing dynamic “just in time” nesting;
  • Data is entered just once and follows material/plies/parts/orders/nests, reducing duplication of effort and potential for errors;
  • All information is live, allowing the production manager to forward plan cutting schedules much better;
  • Full traceability, with user logging and comments against every process;
  • Nests can be optimised for material efficiency, grouped by plies/orders or a mix of the two; and
  • Common interface for all relevant staff, with only the functions available to the staff that need them.

Dr Sue Halliwell, Operations Manager of Composites UK commented, “Our innovation awards showcase companies who go the extra mile to develop the technology and skills needed to highlight the UK as major player in the sector. We congratulate JETCAM on winning the category Innovation in Manufacture for their Crosstrack software suite which will help improve manufacturing efficiency in terms of resource use and cost effectiveness.”

Martin Bailey, General Manager for JETCAM added, “We are delighted that CrossTrack has been recognised as being a real game changer for composite manufacturing companies so soon after the products release. The interest we’ve had in CrossTrack has already been phenomenal, and were looking forward to helping both small and large composite manufacturers to streamline their manufacturing processes.

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