SCOTS engineering enterprise, Omnitool, is ready to have its manufacturing capability boosted by a brand new digital improve.
Due to £188,000 of funding from Innovate UK, Omnitool at the moment are working with the Nationwide Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) to implement a brand new improve that may enhance manufacturing and support enlargement into new markets.
Irvine-based Omnitool present precision engineering companies to grease, gasoline, renewable and nuclear centres throughout the nation.
The enterprise hopes that its new digital improve will see machine idle time lower in half, with manufacturing capability elevated by 10%.
Household run since 2005, Omnitool hope that by boosting its manufacturing capability the corporate will be capable of increase into new markets, create new jobs and cut back emissions.
The digital improve will see Omnitool implement offline programming methods and practice staff on coding expertise.
Omnitool engineers will use digital twins, computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to program machines offline – minimising disruption and rising effectivity.
Some of the technically succesful machining services within the UK, Omnitool lately invested over £2.5m in Laptop Numerical Management (CNC) machines to supply high-value merchandise for a variety of sectors, reminiscent of aerospace and power.
Mark McKell, operations director at Omnitool, stated: “The earlier on-line programming method meant there was vital idle time whereas the machines had been being arrange, however this venture allowed us to undertake a high-tech digital method.
“The elevated capability will allow us to develop the enterprise and goal new sectors reminiscent of aerospace.
“We’ll be utilizing the brand new technique to remodel our complete manufacturing processes within the years forward.”
“Over the subsequent three years, Omnitool hopes to realize the abilities required throughout the corporate to introduce the brand new digital method throughout 90% of its manufacturing centres and anticipates 10 new roles can be created consequently.
“In addition to boosting capability, the swap to offline programming can even have sustainable advantages for the corporate, serving to to cut back waste and lower emissions by as much as 12 tonnes of CO2e per yr”.
Daniele Marini, provide chain and operational transformation lead at NMIS, added: “Omnitool has embraced the chance to combine new digital processes.
By sharing the outcomes of its transformation, alongside how-to pointers, we hope to encourage different manufacturing companies to unlock further capability in the same approach.”