Faster, more productive and easier

Birmingham-based Cutting Blue was founded five years ago by Piotr Parobczy as a consultancy imbued in the programming of complex high-value components for the Formula One and wider motorsport industries. However, in the past 18 months, the small subcontract company has commenced manufacturing, purchasing Doosan and DMG Mori machine tools supported by CAM software from Open Mind Technologies.

Cutting Blue has rapidly built a customer base in the electric vehicle (EV) and micro-mobility sectors, manufacturing drivetrain components, battery and electronic enclosures, and more, in batches from 100 to 500-off.

Alluding to why the company opted for hyperMILL from Open Mind, Parobczy cuts straight to the point: “I’ve used hyperMILL as well as other CAM systems for more than 10 years and it stands way above any other CAM software. As a business, we are currently only running three-axis machining centres, but hyperMILL is perfect for this type of machining. Open Mind may be known for its five-axis strategies, but as a completely modular system, we can ‘bolt-on’ additional features as and when we need them. This makes hyperMILL not only an extremely cost-effective solution but also the most premium package available for your money. As hyperMILL is not a subscription model, it’s far cheaper than other premium software.”

While hyperMILL is only required for three-axis machining on the shop floor at Cutting Blue, the consultancy division of the company undertakes the programming of complex components for a host of sectors, and it is here where the benefits of hyperMILL are evident.

“We’ve found hyperMILL faster, more productive and easier to use than other packages,” says Parobczy. “When going through the NC Code, hyperMILL is at least 20% faster than rival CAM systems.”

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