The sessions were fully-booked and despite the best efforts of ‘Beast from the East’ all four sessions were extremely well-attended.

Taking place at Training 2000’s Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Centre (AMAC) in Blackburn, the sessions highlighted the cycle time savings that can be achieved on complex components, machined on five-axis machines, thanks to the combination of Open Mind’s hyperMILL MAXX Machining CAD CAM software and WNT’s circular segment cutters.

Customers from across the north west of England also saw theory put into practice in the AMAC, with a demonstration that featured typical aerospace component features.

Ceratizit WNT’s business development manager Adrian Fitts said: “Making use of this combination of WNT tooling, Open Mind software and the latest five-axis machining technology is delivering significant cycle time savings, with the added benefit of improved surface quality.”