DNC-Max Installation at Rexnord Aerospace






Our company was looking for a back-up system for all the programs we use in our machines, CNC, Grinders, Gear Hobbers, Gear Cutters etc. When I called Cambridge Numerical Control, I was passed on to Allen Lawrence. He listened to what I was asking for and arranged a visit for the following morning to do a site survey. He explained everything to me, walked round our whole site and knew exactly what was needed. I had 2 quotes by e-mail that same afternoon offering me 2 different solutions. Nothing was too much trouble and any questions were answered straight away.

Allen made me feel at ease and was very patient with me as i knew very little about DNC Networks. DNC-Max and NC-Base was the suggestion and looked the perfect solution for our company, now and in the future and giving us the option to add to at a later date if we wished too. CIMCO Edit was already being used by most of our associates and a newer version was available making things even easier to do with added extras. The bonus was also little or no training was needed. The equipment needed turned up when they said it would.

The installation was started on time and worked first time too. One of our departments was a little more complicated than we first anticipated but Allen and Graham stayed late to try and find a solution. Even though they wasn’t able to figure it out on-site in the specified time, they took a copy of our files to work on back at their head office. We came to an agreement on the extra time needed to finish the installation we were all happy with. The whole teams attention to detail, understanding, knowledge and helpfulness was outstanding and I have great pleasure in endorsing there work and products. This was my first project and I can’t thank Allen and the team enough. Cambridge Numerical Control are always there when I have a question and respond extremely quickly. All I can add is they were fantastic and we will continue to work with them in the future.

Wayne Saunders, Project Lead – Micro Precision Gear Technology Limited (Rexnord Aerospace) Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Solid Edge Version ST9 Released

Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge® software with synchronous technology (ST) version 9 combines industry-leading part and assembly modeling tools with the cloud capabilities you need to propel your product development further than ever before. Unshackled from the constraints of traditional computer-aided design (CAD) systems and coupled with some of the industry’s best data migration tools makes Solid Edge the choice for modeling excellence. With the freedom to choose how you deploy, license and maintain the software, and how and where you store your data, it has never been easier or more cost-effective to design the world’s most complex products.

Solid Edge Gold Supplier

Solid Edge Logo1Cambridge Numerical Control have been awarded a Tier 1 Gold Supplier for Solid Edge. This completes our portfolio of products to offer to our customers. We can now offer 3D design through to manufacture and distribution of programs to the CNC machine tools

Recommendation from Customer

Evans Eng LogoOn the occasions I have phoned Cambridge Numerical Control for support I have usually got through straight away but if they are busy they have always phoned back within an hour. What I like about their support is that they understand the principles of machining. Their approach is always to find a work around so I can get the job up and running. They can always remote into my computer and see exactly what the problem is and provide a solution. If it’s a post processor problem they normally fix it remotely and then I know that the problem is solved for the future. I would not hestiate to recommend Cambridge Numerical Control as your supplier for FeatureCAM.


Chris Evans
Evans Engineering NW Ltd

FeatureCAM Training

Training RoomCustomers recent comments on our FeatureCAM Training courses

” Training went really well, all information received clear and understood, I am now very confident with FeatureCAM and grateful for all the help ”

” The FeatureCAM training was enough that I would be confident in using it to create programs straight away. ”

” For the level of course I attended the structure and content were very suitable, this now gives me a solid foundation to work from, well done Cambridge. “

Turbo Solutions Ltd – FeatureCAM


Turbo Solutions Logo 2I invited Cambridge Numerical Control to demonstrate FeatureCAM as they were highly recommended. During the demonstration they showed me how easy it was to program my turbine part. We then negotiated terms and they agreed that they would provide a working program for my turbine part as part of the deal.

True to their word the program was provided within the required time scale. However due to a machine control problem the part did not cut properly. Cambridge Numerical Control investigated the problem and came up with a solution to produce a good part with excellent surface finish.

Without the assistance of Cambridge Numerical Control I would have missed the deadline for my customer.

Thanks Cambridge for not walking away from a problem, you gave excellent service and I would certainly recommend your services.

Gary Hopkins
Turbo Solutions Ltd

Mills CNC

partner1Cambridge Numerical Control have recently complete FeatureCAM training for all of Mills CNC pre-sales and application engineers. All their engineer’s now have laptops with the latest version of FeatureCAM to enable them to program their full range of Doosan machines. They will also be using FeatureCAM to provide customers with more accurate time studies.

DNC Engineer

We are currently looking to recruit a DNC/MDC Engineer.

The ideal person will have a good understanding of CNC machine tool electrics as the job requires connecting into relays on the machine so our software can record the machine status.

A good knowledge of wireless technology and networking would be useful.

The job will entail travel in the UK to customer sites and also some travel abroad.

If you have the skills then contact either Tim Collett or Susan Brasier on 01480-468639


Technoset Ltd in Rugby – [MDC-Max]


Technoset Logo Since having MDC-Max installed we have seen an increase in production of 15% – 20% resulting in improved lead times and on-time delivery to our customers.




Since having the system installed we have seen a big reduction in machine downtime. All the information regarding the current state of the machine is relayed instantaneously via the live screen and any stoppages are reported automatically. This has enabled us to keep track of production and minimise downtime.

At the end of each week we just print off the required reports and the information regarding job times, hours worked and down time per machine is all there. We have also had a very positive response from our work force, who no longer see it as Big Brother watching them. They know that if there is a problem with their machine, the management team see it immediately and can respond to it straight away.

The shop floor works more efficiently and we know the reasons for our downtime and the staff have suggested ways to minimise it. Since having the system installed we have seen an increase in production of 15% – 20% resulting in improved lead times and on-time delivery to our customers. Most of which has been achieved by utilizing the MDC System as a Production Aide and minimising our downtime.

The MDC system is a superb Management tool and I would highly recommend it.