consistently improve quality and service across the whole operation.
“Our continuous improvement systems, key performance indicators, dedication to lean manufacturing and total quality
management focuses the attention of the entire workforce on the need to maintain the highest possible standards of
excellence,” explains engineering manager Dougie Smith.
“Radpunch speeds up the process from start up engineering through to punching and improves our efficiency and
accuracy. We have increased output dramatically – typically, a job that used to take us four hours is now completed in
just 30 minutes.”
RadbendCNC has proved invaluable in allowing FiFab to import customer models of sheet metal parts and
assemblies and unfold them accurately. Offline programming and simulation improves first off reliability while the
collision detection feature greatly reduces expensive errors.
“With many of our customers involved in high tech industries such as aerospace, telecoms and medical equipment,
Radan gives us the flexibility and reliability to provide innovative solutions for a broad range of requirements,” says
Smith. “Furthermore, working with expensive materials such as aerospace-grade titanium, our ability to maximise
material utilisation and automate nesting allows us to streamline production and keep our costs down – savings we
can then pass on to the customer.”
Radview enables the drawings to be viewed by the quality and production departments, saving time and improving
efficiency throughout the business by allowing feedback from users and increasing overall control.
Continuous investment in world-class equipment has resulted in FiFabs’ steady business growth, allowing this
progressive company to compete successfully against low cost manufacturers in the
attitude led to the more recent purchase of Edgecam’s system for NC part programming, based on the positive
experience with Radan software, service and support. This installation was key to FiFab extending its precision
machining capability to meet the exacting demands of customers in the hydraulics, telecoms, oil, aerospace and
“Edgecam allows us to make 3D models and tool up our lathes and milling machines,” says Smith. “We chose this
package following endorsements from other users, which were verified by demonstrations of its 3D modelling