Synergy Composites, Altham, UK, will use the facility for its business, but it will also be available for companies to visit by appointment to see the latest technologies and processes in use.

“We selected JETCAM because of their track record in the composites industry," says Lee Moffatt, Operations Director for Synergy Composites. "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.”

123insight Manufacturing Enterprise Management software is being implemented in the factory, and covers the complete workflow from quote generation through to invoicing. It also provides integration into JETCAM Expert’s orders and materials databases.

JETCAM Expert CAM and nesting software is used to automatically process CAD files and to generate optimised nests, ready for cutting. It is also integrated into JETCAM’s material life, order and nest management suite which provides traceability of material from initial delivery, through to the finished part. Staff can obtain realtime information on orders, nests, ply/part information and material across the network.

“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," says Martin Bailey, Marketing Manager for JETCAM International, Monaco. "JETCAM delivers this control on the shopfloor while providing live manufacturing management information enterprise-wide. The integration with 123insight builds on this to provide a seamless and paperless information flow.”

JETCAM International's JETCAM Expert range of CADCAM software supports virtually every CNC punching, laser, plasma, routing, waterjet and flatbed cutting machine available today, allowing users to program any combination of CNC machines with a single CAM system.

Southampton, UK, based 123 Insight Ltd's 123insight management solution provides an end-to-end solution suitable for virtually any manufacturing environment, including aerospace, marine, automotive, medical, food, textiles, electronics and oil. It has options for CRM, e-commerce and integration/interfaces into all major accounting systems.

Synergy Composites Ltd offers processes such as hand-lay, prepreg, resin transfer moulding (RTM) and vacuum sssisted RTM (VARTM).