Suppliers as Partners

Technology isn’t always enough. For this mold shop, a CAD/CAM developer’s process input has been nearly as important as the software itself.


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Steve Killoran (left) discusses operations with Tebis’s Michael Thiessen. Tebis doesn’t just supply software to Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering; it works with the mold manufacturer to improve its processes.

At Hi-Tech Mold & Engineering, upgrades to Tebis CAD/CAM software have helped unleash the full potential of its equipment and its staff alike. However, the software itself wasn’t the only reason for the gain. To decide just what features and capabilities would be best for the shop, leadership consulted heavily with the software developer in an analysis of its entire manufacturing process. This wasn’t the first example of collaboration between the two companies, either. Read this case study to learn more.