Welcome to the first Styrotech CNC blog!

Welcome to the first of Styrotech CNC’s blogs!

Fortnightly, there’ll be a new blog on a heap of different subjects ranging from technical to industry related. The first blog starts out by giving you a bit of an overview of what’s happening at Styrotech CNC, what the biggest changes are as well as what we’re currently working on. Each blog is designed to be informative and interesting – sort of like a newsletter, but a little less formal and more ‘real-time’ in how up to date it is, and hence relevant.

At the moment, Styrotech CNC is in the midst of going through something of a transition. Not in terms of the services we offer, or the way that our business is structured, but in the way that we present ourselves and highlight the services we offer to you. The machining, our ‘bread and butter’, remains the number one focus as does our commitment to quality and delivering you – our – customer with the finest CNC machining job that’s available anywhere.

A big part of this program is based on highlighting the huge amount of experience Styrotech CNC has in using CAD, which goes way back to the mid 1980’s  when Kevin Trotter first started using CAD to design windsurf boards (left). Using CAD to do something as ‘artistic’ as this was not only a New Zealand first, but also a world first for the windsurf industry. This early commitment to CAD resulted in windsurf boards that were unmatched in design, symmetry and performance, and this experience contributes directly to the quality of design work Styrotech CNC undertakes here every day, and is applied to every design job undertaken.

So you can be sure that if Styrotech CNC is working on CAD for you – as it has done for numerous customers – that it’ll be completed to the highest possible standard.

When it comes to CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture), or more specifically in our case CNC machining, Styrotech CNC first became involved with this in 1994, when it introduced New Zealand’s first CNC routing machine, the SCM R2 “Greenie” (right). This machine, in conjunction with the R132 (3 axis) and R200 (5-axis) is still in operation today, and continues to deliver work that’s as accurate and capable as when it was introduced. Again, this repository of experience is utilised and put to good use every day in completing the jobs we’re asked to, some of which are extraordinarily complex.

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you’ll have seen our new website and everything that goes with it. This is a big part of highlighting what we’re working on at the moment, what we’ve done in the past and how you can get in touch with us. Complementing our services, which are detailed on the new website, is our portfolio. In the portfolio is a range of some of the projects we’ve completed, and each of these serve as a living example of what we can do, and how Styrotech’s technology can be applied to different situations.

There’s also a section where you can learn a bit more about our history, have a look at the range of services we offer as well as the suite if software we make use of every day.

As well as our renewed website, we’ve also established a presence on Linkedin and facebook (facebook.com/styrotech). On our Facebook page you’ll find up to date pictures and information on the wide range of work that we’re doing right now, and from here see how what we’re doing might apply to your next job.

Of course, we’re always looking for feedback in how we might do things better. So, if you do have any comments, please feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think!

About the Author

Jonathan Squires With a background in business and product management both in New Zealand and internationally, Jon is currently working with Styrotech CNC as Sales and Marketing manager.

We employed the services of Styrotech CNC Ltd for an incredibly intricate multi-million dollar residential project that required the applications of CNC machining and cutting in July 2009 and still continue to do so.


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