ABOUT MIND

About MIND

Mind is a dynamic and innovative Portuguese company, founded in 1997 by university lecturers, researchers and business specialists, assuming a business orientation that integrates the academic, scientific and business management experience and competencies of its founders.

Mind business approach is focused in offering the best solutions for its target markets, anticipating customer needs, deploying innovative strategies and technologies, delivering competitive advantages.
Mind designs, develops and markets innovative products and services in the areas of Industrial Systems (CAD/CAM), Information Management and IT Consulting.
For the Footwear, Luggage, Automotive and Furniture industries, Mind develops and markets complete and integrated technological solutions to address the complex business needs of these dynamic and demanding industrial sectors. Currently the vast majority of the Portuguese footwear companies have purchased and incorporated Mind solutions in their production processes.

Following its internationalization strategy, Mind has successfully distributed Mind Technology solutions in the global market. Mind solutions can now be found in such countries as Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and Vietnam.

Meet Our Team

João Bernardo

João Bernardo

Co-Founder and CEO

 

Vitor Duarte

Vitor Duarte

Industrial Systems
Manager

 

Bruno Mendes

Bruno Mendes

R&D Manager and CTO

 

Open day Mind

Mind will be hosting an Open Day on the 22nd of April. No reservation is mandatory although it is advisable to do so if you wish to have a specific scope demo. Reserve it here in that case.  We will also have a very special workshop program. Registration for the workshops is mandatory. Registration here. Even if you can´t assist to the Open Day demonstration or the workshops on site you can do all of that online.  We are waiting for you ! Just register here.

After each workshop participants will have a tour of the showroom with demonstrations specially tailored to the theme of the workshop. If you have registered to an online participation you will be able to take part on those visits although in a bit less interactive way. You will be able to place questions through a moderator. Registration for the workshops is mandatory as explained (either physically or virtually). 

Workshop Program | 22 April Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

09.00h Material and part scaning (DIVA and Part Scan)

The scanning of materials and parts (in some industries named components) is a necessity for the automation of the cutting process. In this workshop we discuss the functional needs of this part of the process across several user cases and industries. After that comprehensive overview we will focus on the DIVA and on Part Scan the newest addition to our product line enlightening how we solve the challenges placed in the process. Finally, participants in the workshop will get down to the showroom where they will be able to see DIVA and Part Scan in action.

 

11.00h MindSALES

The challenges of modern production - where smaller orders down to single unit orders per model must be possible - introduce hard challenges to all enterprises, big or small. In this workshop we will focus on the requirements that must be addressed to have a full make to order flexible environment, from the capture and specification of the order (down to end user look and feel choices if needed) to production automation. After the presentation of main concepts and general solutions a deep dive in the details of Mind Sales will be proposed to the attendants. After the termination of the workshop the showroom will be visited for an overview of some crucial practical aspects of the proposed solutions. 

 

14.00h Printed Cut & Pattern Matching

In this workshop specifically tailored to the apparel industry we will show how Mind software solutions together with Zund machines can cope with the complex problem of automatic placement of components in patterned and flexible materials. After a comprehensive explanation of the key factors involved in the process a practical overview of our solution will be detailed. The workshop will be followed by a practical demonstration in the showroom.

 

16.00h Laser cutting

The focus of this workshop besides introducing the newest addition of cutting solutions provided by Mind is flexibility. We really want to surprise you with the endless possibilities of laser solutions. We do know that it is hard to surprise anyone in this Internet times, but we do have some special cards on our sleeve. So, in the  workshop you will be introduced to the countless applications of laser cutting, marking, and engraving. We do promise a surprise for those who register to this workshop… Of course, following the presentation, participants will be conduced to observe the M-800 in action.

 

18.00h Continuous production on S3

 In this workshop, the use of a Zund S3 machine will be illustrated in the scope of a continuous production flow, maximizing throughput with the use of a single machine and operator. After the detailed review of the process – since the showroom does not include, currently, this type of machine - the participants of the workshop will be invited to the showroom to witness the simulation of the process on a larger machine (but respecting the described process)



As we have explained you can assist to these workshops in person or virtually. For those who can´t be physically with us we have arranged a full online experience that will enable you to really be as close as it is possible in a virtual environment, including the visit to the actual show room. So do not hesitate and register here.

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