Since acquiring the OKK VP600 machine and its first seat of hyperMILL® in 2006, the company has since invested over £1.2m in machine tools with the inclusion of three Mazak 5-axis machines and an additional three seats of hyperMILL® to support the machine purchases. As Copsey Engineering, Managing Director, Mr Stephen Collins comments: “We didn't want to be a 'Fred in the Shed' subcontractor, so we invested in the best available machine tools and CAM software. From a CAM perspective, we investigated the market and noted the amount of marquee OEMs using hyperMILL®. Our investigations led to demo's from five leading vendors and we instantly noted why the blue-chip OEM's use hyperMILL®.”
“The arrival of OPEN MIND’s hyperMILL® CAM package has improved our cycle times and productivity, increased our capacity and also delivered complete flexibility for work scheduling whilst reducing on-machine programming times. Away from the shop floor, it has proven easy to use and intuitive and has allowed us to target more complex work from a wider range of industry sectors. This is a major factor in our ongoing growth and upturn in our turnover and profit margins. We picked OPEN MIND based on the recommendations of leading OEMs and we haven’t been disappointed. It’s delivered everything we wanted and much more,” concludes Mr Brown.