We make use of cad/cam software to operate our machinery. Parts are becoming more and more complex and are often no longer able to be produced with manual programming. Through the use of SOLID WORKS we are able to import files from our clients, and if necessary edit them. The most accessible file formats, such as IGES, DWG, DXF, STP, PARASOLID and Catia, can be converted by our CAM package, EDGE CAM, to programmes that our machines understand. Because both programmes can communicate with one another and there are many simulation possibilities, the margin of error in the programming is greatly decreased when compared to manual programming. It also saves a great deal of programming time, which results in a lower cost price.