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CAM developer Open Mind Technologies is the latest company to become a member of the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) in Strathclyde, Scotland. The AFRC is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D and metal forming and forging research. Working with globally renowned OEMs such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Mettis Aerospace, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, SSE, Scottish Power and the Weir Group to name a few, the AFRC is at the heart of Scotland’s manufacturing research and development sector and is the country’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre; one of seven in the UK.

As an extension of the University of Strathclyde’s engineering faculty, the AFRC now employs over 130 staff that are using some of the world’s most technologically advanced precision engineering equipment. This equipment now includes the powerful hyperMILL CAM software from Open Mind Technologies to drive the machine tools.

Commenting upon installing the first seat of hyperMILL and becoming Tier 2 members of this strategic gateway to the Scottish manufacturing sector, Applications Engineer, Matthew Coulson, says: “The AFRC has recently seconded the services of Professor Keith Ridgeway, the founder and figurehead of the world renowned AMRC facility in Sheffield.”

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