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17th January 2018

by Julie Moorcroft

Moorcroft Computer Services

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Thinking Trimloss


by Julie Moorcroft

Moorcroft Computer Services


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The founder of Moorcroft Computer Services had a short spell as a flying instructor with the voluntary RAF 633 Squadron, teaching young ATC cadets to fly.  This was followed very shortly by the writing of production software at the start of the computer revolution on the very first disc based computers in the world.  In those days, pioneering work in Data Processing, as it was then called, required firstly that you passed the mandatory aptitude test and then developed all round skills in computer operation, computer programming, systems analysis, systems design, followed by all round skills in management, because there was little or no, off the shelf software.  (In contrast, most modern IT students need learn only computer operation skills).   


Work began on the Trimloss glass cutting optimisation software in 1978 when asked to solve the problems by one of the very first double glazing manufacturers in the UK.  The first version of Trimloss was released shortly after, under the present company name, working initially on a computer timesharing system.  Continued development of the product took place on timesharing and then mini computers, until the first Personal Computer version was released in 1984.  This revolutionary advance made the hardware much more affordable and the number of customers began significantly to increase.   


The initial Trimloss glass optimiser was embellished over the years, with links to many different types of glass cutting table, including shape tables, plus spacer saws, spacer benders, laser printers for glass and eventually Superspacer lines, at the same time including the complete racking instructions for every stage of work in progress, including toughening, and finishing at despatch.  For many potential customers, the right choice was very clear.  Thinking software as Trimloss has become branded, is the correct choice.  

During all this development, Moorcroft Computer Services worked with its sister company R J Software, to develop a complete glass order processing system called UPS, with the ability to produce works orders, quotations, order acknowledgments, delivery notes, invoices, labels, production and multiple sales reports for single, double, stepped, triple or quadruple units.  (See “About Order Input” button on the home page).  

High Flight


Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split  

clouds, and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless falls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor eer eagle flew – 
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.


A poem by Spitfire pilot John Gillespie Magee of the Royal Canadian Air Force.  He was killed at the age of nineteen on 11 December 1941 during a training flight.

See also Moorcroft Computer Services - 33 Years Top Gun

Docemus et discimus

We learn and teach



All of our software was EXCLUSIVELY CONCEIVED, DESIGNED AND CONTINUALLY DEVELOPED BY US ALONE, for ALL the many years of our declared long product history, WITHOUT ANY THIRD PARTY ASSISTANCE OR THIRD PARTY OWNERSHIP.  We think that all these combined benefits are almost totally exclusive to ourselves.  


Was any of our rivals claimed duration of software development, mostly spent as a distributor of another company’s software, or did they at any point rebadge?  In some cases, we think YES!  


When you telephone us for software support you are ALWAYS speaking to the person who wrote the software and never one of several support only people.  This makes it much quicker and easier to resolve any errors or misunderstandings.  We think this benefit is almost totally exclusive to ourselves.  

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