Staff Appreciation Day 3: Draughting and CNC Teams

18th April 2016

It’s another #StaffAppreciationDay, and this time we are talking about our team of Draughtspersons and CNC Operators & Programmers.

Draughting

The Draughting Team plays a key role at Setsquare. In fact, the current department will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary within the company next year, headed by Mr. Dan H. Daughting Manager.

The department is unquestionably one of the pillars of Setsquare, due to the team’s ability to continuously advise and support all clients in identifying the best construction solutions. The extensive knowledge and expertise of the production practices, as well as the materials and the finishes required for all types of designs enabling them to be pioneers within the industry. The Draughting department interpret the clients’ visuals and produce construction drawings in collaboration with the structural engineers, to allow our comprehensive workshops to create, construct and install the client’s initial concept.

Within their daily undertakings, the Daughting department uses a wide range of software, from AutoCAD, Rhino, Sketchup to Solidworks.

Draughting
Draughting

CNC

With over 40 years of combined experience, the CNC department is made up of highly skilled Operators and Programmers who utilise 3 and 5 Axis CNC machinery. These machines have the ability to cut with accuracy and precision. Having these state-of-the-art machines enables the team to deliver anything required from 3D models to furniture pieces, along with the capacity to bringing any concept to life.

Several 3D modelling packages are utilised, including Rhino, Solidworks and Inventor. In addition, they use Alphacam for programming, giving them the ability to process all the data in either 2D or 3D, however necessary.

CNC Routing
CNC Routing

Draughting and CNC

How do they work together?

Both the Draughting and CNC teams work hand in hand on most projects, prior to the commencement of the builds.

When certain components of a project are required in a specific shape, size or pattern, the Draughtsperson will send the drawing over to the appointed CNC Programmer, who will then program and liaise with the CNC Operator, to ensure the part is cut to brief. The Operator will make use of a 3 Axis CNC machine to cut out 2D flat shapes, while a 5 Axis will be used to cut a 3D shape.

Furthermore, both teams always find time and make themselves available to support students who attend Setsquare’s premises for site visits or work placements and we could not be happier to have such great souls working for us.

Thank You Teams!

Guilford College site visit
Guilford College site visit