Capricorn Composite GmbH, located close to Germany’s famous Nürburgring race track, manufactures prepreg composite parts for the automotive and medical industries, serving clients such as Porsche and Audi. They relied on the nesting software supplied with their GFM CM10 CNC cutter which generated inefficient nests, wasting prepreg material often costing up to €150 per square metre. In addition to delivering inefficient nests, the software was slow and complex to use. Separate CAD software was also used to import or design plies.
After selecting and installing JETCAM Expert and JETCAM Orders Controller the company saw a staggering saving on their first morning of €1500, with the software paying for itself completely in under two weeks.
Arndt Hartelt, Factory Manager finalised; "It’s not just about the initial purchase price, as there were other systems that were similar financially. I’ve simply never had another purchasing decision that was as easy to justify as JETCAM. If we were to compare the payback on any other purchase, such as a new CNC machine or autoclave the payback would be nowhere near two weeks, and no other purchase has had such a positive environmental impact either."
This case study details the reasons why they selected JETCAM, the implementation process and the benefits they saw after going live.
Machine in use
In 2016 JETCAM was nominated for the IT Europa awards for SME Solution of the Year for its implementation at Capricorn Composites.