Celebrating its 25th anniversary last year, MachineWorks says it remains the leading supplier of simulation for the CAM and machine tool industries: nine of the top 12 CAM companies have integrated MachineWorks for CNC simulation. In addition, there are now more than 40 companies around the world incorporating Polygonica libraries into their products. (Polygonica can be applied to CAD/CAM/CAE, medical, 3D printing, reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, 3D movies and gaming, geo-exploration, urban modelling and other 3D digital applications.)

The three, referred to by their first names only, are: Rob, who has a first-class MMath in Mathematics from the University of York and spent three years working in Berlin before furthering his education by completing an MSc in Mathematical Physics at the University of Hamburg.

Adam has a first-class MComp in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Science, both from the University of Sheffield. During the course of his studies, he spent a year at the A*STAR Institute of High-Performance Computing in Singapore. The focus of his research was on novel methods for the acceleration of image restoration using GPUs.

Finally, Matthew has a first-class degree in Mathematics from Durham University and a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the University of Warwick. Since completing his PhD, he has spent the last few years working as a full stack developer for a leading cloud solution provider.

MachineWorks says that the three have already integrated well into the team, providing a fresh perspective and implementing novel algorithms to enhance products.