Howe Green Ltd, based in Ware, Hertfordshire, manufactures aluminium and stainless steel floor, wall and ceiling access hatches. Originally all materials were bought in cut to size, however in 1998 they purchased a Trumpf 500 Punch Press.
Said Alastair Centa, Director; “Our main requirement was that parts could be parametrically generated. Almost all of our products are a standard design which needs to be manufactured to a customer’s specific dimensions. We needed to improve our product range and leadtimes. We offer a last minute service, and getting 3rd party vendors to deliver quickly was proving difficult. There was no way for us to move away from buying in cut to size parts without selecting a CAM system which could dynamically generate parts based on a given criteria.”
This case study received a commendation in the 2008 The Manufacturer awards.
In 2008 JETCAM was commended in the Manufacturer Awards for its implementation at Howe Green.