Customers of Polygona AG, based in Jona, Switzerland, testify to the excellent technical level of their impellers, even though the company began production only two years ago. Polygona’s debut in this industry was able to succeed thanks to assistance from a machine tool manufacturer and OPEN MIND Technologies AG as their CAD/CAM supplier.
C. & E. FEIN GmbH, the leading maker of professional power tools for metal-working, automotive and interior applications, will use the hyperMILL CAM system from OPEN MIND Technologies AG. The resulting seamless integrated process chain, will guarantee a consistently high level of quality and precision from product development to production.
North London based Alfred Terry & Sons has been making jewellery for around 100 years. Specialising in gem set products including wedding bands, pendants and earrings, most designs incorporate diamonds or semi-precious stones such as sapphires and rubies.
As a family owned business established since 1973, Long & Marshall Ltd has seen its fair share of downturns and recessions over the last 35 years. However, the Havant based subcontract manufacturer to the aerospace, defence, medical and F1 industries believes its investment in technology and highly skilled staff will not only maintain but generate business through the current economic climate.
That’s what good NC paths should be like: smooth, round and effective to machine. hyperMILL from OPEN MIND creates such NC paths, for milling dream yachts, for example. And that’s why the famous Italian shipyard, Azimut-Benetti, uses the software from Germany. The result is better boats and greater cost effectiveness.
Making the most of job opportunities determines the success or failure of businesses around the world. This is why it is always important to innovate and stay up to date with new technologies, to help create and drive new job opportunities within and outside of your current markets.
Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH + Co. KG creates exclusive automobiles for discerning customers, using BMW models as a basis. They are also active participants in the auto racing scene. The automobile manufacturer, located in Buchloe in Germany‘s Allgäu region, has been successfully using OPEN MIND Technologies‘ hyperMILL CAM system to create NC programs for years.
For the Australian manufacturer, adapting to meet the changing needs of customers and the market is vital to remaining successful. Global financial crises aside, if products and services are not adapted to suit the shifting needs of the marketplace, a business will eventually lose touch with its customers and suffer financially as a result.
Laser Central Pty Ltd is a family owned and operated contract laser cutting facility located in the Brisbane suburb of Richlands. Established in 1998, Laser Central’s key capabilities and activities include flat bed laser processing of sheet material, metal folding and more recently tubular laser processing of large pipe, structural and long product materials including mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
When Brad Drury and James Cao founded New Touch Laser in Bayswater Victoria in 2001, they owned just one laser processing machine, which they operated themselves. Now some five years down the track, New Touch Laser employs thirty staff and operates five laser machines, including a new Mazak U44 Spacegear which was recently installed by John Hart.
As the key player, Australian-owned tooling developers, Sutton Tools, requires no introduction. Since their inception in 1917 they have proven to be great pioneers, adopting and developing new technologies to improve the efficiency of cutting tools and their manufacture, including the latest coating technologies. As part of this ongoing development, Sutton Tools has invested heavily in the use of robotics.
With the state of the current global economy, the manufacturing industry has faced some of the toughest challenges in recent memory. With global machinery sales down significantly, declining exports, rising unemployment, coupled with increasing globalisation and cheap foreign imports, the Australian manufacturer can be excused for thinking the whole world is against him.