The inverted machining concept was devised and patented by company president David Modig. Incredibly, inspiration struck him in his sleep: “It sounds corny, but the idea actually came to me in a dream,” he explains. “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, either with ideas or problems, and on this occasion I woke up thinking about flipping a machining tool on its head. I sent myself an email so I wouldn’t forget about it and started working on inverted machining the next day.
“When people hear about inverted machining, they’re normally pretty amazed and wonder why no-one has ever come up with the idea before. I really don’t know the answer to that, but it’s possible that people have had similar ideas in the past. What makes MODIG special is that we went on to develop the concept, work out how to get the best out of it, and actually turn it into reality.”
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