From one to another!
- Andreas Bruns
- Arbor Gage & Tooling
- AXIS TECH s.r.o.
- Baumeier - Schaal CNC Fertigung
- Blomix Blasformen
- Brink Group
- BWB Betschart AG
- CNC-Future Technics GmbH
- Connova AG
- Denoo Matrijzen
- Der Span
- EUROIMMUN AG
- faigle Industrieplast GmbH
- Fetzer Medical GmbH & Co. KG
- Feusei AG
- Großer Automobilhersteller
- Heckler & Koch
- Herbert KautGmbH & Co. KG
- Heron CNC Technik GmbH
- HIN Feinmechanik
- Hirschmann Automotive GmbH
- Hohner Maschinenbau GmbH
- Horstmann Maschinenbau GmbH
- Humbel Zahnräder AG
- HZT Honermeier Zerspannungstechnik
- Julius Blum GmbH
- Kappler GmbH & Co. KG
- Kretzschmar & Silber Fertigungstechnik GmbH
- Kusters Precision
- Langer GmbH & Co. KG
- Lugauer GmbH
- Marten Machining
- Medartis AG
- Meissner AG
- Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH
- NMH GmbH
- Pastec GmbH
- Prodrive Technologies
- Recyclinghof-Diemelsee Emde oHG
- Reliance Precision
- Rhode & Schwarz
- RONAL GROUP
- ROSEN Gruppe
- SAM Precision B.V.
- Schmidt and Remmert GmbH
- Schulz GmbH + Co
- SEPO AG
- Seyer Industries
- SK Technology
- STMC Shanghai Tobacco Machinery Co. Ltd.
- TMV GmbH
- TVB GmbH
- Toolcraft AG
- Vermeulen Metaal B.V.
- VMV Teknik ApS
- Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH
- WMF Group
- Zoller Elektronik AG
- µ-Tec GmbH
- Automotive industry
- Contract Manufacturing
- Electrical engineering
- Fixture construction
- Furniture Manufacturing
- Graphite processing
- Machining technology
- Gear production
- Injection molding
- Medical technology
- Metal products
- Oil industry
- Optical industry
- Pharmaceuticals industry
- Plastics engineering
- Precision engineering
- Research and development
- Tool and mold making
- Tool technology
- Vehicle construction
Accurate to the nearest hair is not precise enough
SK TECHNOLOGY is formidable when it comes to precision. That’s the result of an awareness that minute subtleties are the difference between acceptance and rejection – and a stock of machinery that can withstand critical inspection down to the micrometre range. This is where Hermle succeeds. Six automated 5-axis machining centres allow the cutting expert to be really picky.
Duplicate machines at NMH:
Price, quality and delivery dates are what really interest his customers, explains NMH Managing Director Christian Bulander. More recently, one robot and two virtually identical Hermle 5-axis machining centres have been helping the specialist engineering company and contract manufacturer to meet these challenging demands efficiently.
"Digitalisation: the foundation for automation"
High variance and different batch sizes can cause many a contract manufacturer to panic – but not microart. The manufacturer of complex precision parts creates digital structures, which it combines with automated 5-axis machining centres from Hermle. The result: efficient milling with flexible capacity.
Know-how in beide Richtungen
Tool and mold making
Jung Werkzeugbau GmbH is expanding its mechanical production capacity: an automated C 42 U from Hermle is set to expand the company’s three-shift operation to include unmanned night-time and weekend shifts. Those responsible for paving the way are overcoming the last optimization hurdles and installing additional safety features.
Dynamic for series production
From draft to design through to production: HIN Feinmechanik has successfully established itself as a specialist in complicated components and complex devices. The "Made in Germany" quality seal is important to the owner – including in his stock of machinery: all six milling centres are supplied by Hermle in Gosheim.
Complex geometries in graphite
When performing the challenging task of machining the porous material, the specialist relies on Hermle: two automated 5-axis milling centres are used exclusively to machine the black blocks while a C 32 U including a robot is responsible for metal machining.
When taking a risk achieves positive outcomes
Bravotech is now a successful contractor based in the Belgian town of Oudenaarde. The company mills, deburrs and polishes moulds for hard-top cases, blades and turbine wheels for compressors and pumps, as well as engine components such as camshafts and crankshafts.
Update only with automation
Tool and mold making
Cafmeyer manufactures press moulds. The more complex the part, the more parts needed for the mould. In the past, the Belgian mould maker was sometimes pushed to the limits of its capabilities – both in terms of dimension and capacity. The company therefore decided to invest in a Hermle C 650 U 5-axis machining centre with HS flex heavy automation.
"Open and honest, but without the show"
Zerspanungstechnik Mangner chooses quality over loud marketing. The company owner now provides us with a rare glimpse inside the production facility. Nine 5-axis machining centres from Gosheim make up the bulk of the machinery. With them on its side, Mangner is sure it can live up to its delivery promises.
Ensuring efficiency and high-end quality
Wiegelmann is an expert in aluminium and steel mould making and plastic injection moulding. The mould maker is a stickler for deadlines and perfection, even when the parts have complex geometries. When it comes to machining, Wiegelmann relies on Hermle. HS flex automation arrived at the German company in the shape of the new C 42 U, making sure its range of machinery is even more flexible and versatile.
Milling and turning for the perfect ride
Most people who catch a glimpse of a real Thunderbike are usually lost for words. The Harley-Davidson dealer and custombike manufacturer reveals how it manufactures bespoke clutch covers and rims and what role Hermle’s mill-turn technology plays in all of this.
Flexible and unmanned production
According to Christian Aigner, authorised signatory and technical manager at Lugauer, the extensive flexibility of the overall system is just amazing: "In the first shift, we produce individual parts on the first machine followed by unmanned pallet or handling parts production. A component for the automotive industry is currently manufactured 24/7 on the second machine. On this machine, we now produce the same number of parts in one week with two people as we did before with two machines and four people. It's beyond our wildest hopes," Aigner says proudly.
"It's mechanical sport"
Tool and mold making
We don't want to be the biggest, but we want to remain the best," Beenders explains. "We achieve this goal through our adherence to deadlines and high-quality standards. And we can only do this with partners like Hermle, which keeps its promises in terms of precision, reliability and service."
Automation guarantees breathing space
Two C 12 U machining centres with robot automation have been in operation at Hamilton since June 2021. Team Leader Luca Morell is delighted – with the high level of integration of the Hermle solution and with a partner who understands the technical challenges and keeps its promises.
Expanding capacity before reaching capacity
"Hermle makes no distinction between large and small customers. As a rule, the service technicians are on site within 24 hours and always have a solution ready," praises Silber. The issue of competence is particularly important to him. If it is missing, there are consequences, as he sees in other companies: "Without the appropriate know-how, the best machine is of no use.
A fortunate coincidence
Tool and mold making
With the acquisition of EROFORM, the supplier CVT-Capellmann received the necessary know-how to be able to manufacture its injection molds in-house. Quality and service from Maschinenfabrik Hermle make the existing 5-axis machining centers a secure second mainstay: contract manufacturing.
Open to new ideas
“We needed a system that combines the highest levels of flexibility with a maximum degree of automation," claims Andreas Hennemann, production manager at Hohner Maschinenbau GmbH. The requirements for handling and machining a range of parts in various dimensions, including various devices, were met by a combination of C 650 U and C 400 U. "The two machines complement each other perfectly, since our range of parts is immense.
For Schulz, appearance is the decisive factor. The goal of maximum precision characterizes every working step – from milling to ultra-fine laser machining. The highly specialized family business can find 3- and 5-axis machining centres meeting these requirements in Hermle's High-Performance Line.
In future: even more complex
Anyone who dares to combine additive manufacturing with precise machining clearly loves complexity. toolcraft uses both technologies and has been able to astonish its customers with hitherto unknown quality levels. Hermle's thought-through machine design plays an important role here.
From the gut
He had his first encounter with Hermle at Metav 2005, the trade fair for metalworking and manufacturing technology. After a visit to the Hermle stand he revised his plans to start up with a milling machine from another manufacturer. Iwanow can only put it this way: "The Hermle concept convinced me immediately."
Automation developed further Heron CNC Technik GmbH
Heron CNC Technik GmbH manufactures prototypes and series parts, mainly from aluminium. In order to enable unattended production despite the short run times involved, this Austrian company has combined an automated Hermle plant – two 5-axis milling centres and the RS 2 robot system.
Using available potential SEPO AG
ADDED VALUE THAT ADDS VALUE
"Even though the investment was high, it paid off rapidly, and the plant is worth it," says Oberdanner. "With the Hermle machine we were able to secure more orders. We profit considerably from the productivity, the tolerance fidelity and the quality," adds the CEO. The same applies to the service. "The Hermle technicians are always available and they produce solutions and replacement parts in no time." Especially for a small family-owned company, this is an absolute must. "If the machine is standing still, we are losing orders."
Workhorse for hygienic cutting Der Span
No corners or hidden edges – those are just two of many requirements for components that are used in food processing machines. Der Span is a company that manufactures these components using Hermle machining centres. Thanks to HS flex automation, some of these machines are in use around the clock, creating perfect surfaces even overnight.
Life-Changing Career Opportunity Baumeier - Schaal CNC
As a company, Hermle is always focused on building lasting relationships with customers and providing solutions to their toughest manufacturing challenges. In this case, the challenge for one Canadian manufacturer was finding the highly-skilled machine operators needed to operate their machining equipment.
A pig for each pipeline
The technology company develops and builds in house the inspection devices for this purpose and even ensures utilisation by teams all over the world. To step up the in-house production depth and be able to respond faster and more flexible, ROSEN at first invested in four C 42 U machining centres from Hermle with a robot-based automation solution. The milling centres including the RS 2L robot system was convincing and three years later Hermle was asked to install the same combination again.
5-axis-concept to increase manufacturing capacity
Tool and mold making
The Danish machine and toolmaking company VMV Teknik decided to invest in a new 5-axis machining centre from Hermle to extend its manufacturing capacity. Since last year, the C 32 U is completing even complex jobs in a reliable and precise way.
"Automation right from the quantity of 1 – this is the premium class."
AUTOMATION FOR ULTRA-PRECISE INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS
When Hofmann intended to expand its manufacturing capacity in 2017, the decision makers again opted for an automation solution from Hermle: A linear system with a robot and four C 42 U. "it fitted exactly in the building,"
Precision for the view on the antibodies
The components are made on 5-axis machining centres from Hermle. In addition to the high precision and reliability of the machines EUROIMMUN is also convinced by the HS flex automation solution: It offers maximum flexibility for the machining operators with regard to the parts range and production scheduling and at the same time minimises non-productive times.
CUTTING TIME SLICED IN HALF, SALE DOUBLED
Time is money. And not every investment really saves time. That is a lesson Joanna Heerema, Managing Director of Arbor Gage & Tooling, learned. Quality, precision and fast processes were the goals they first reached through a circuitous route with Hermle: With the C 400 and C 650 5-axis milling centres, Hermle meets the high requirements of device construction with significantly shorter machining times.
CAPACITY TO CREATE SOMETHING NEW
Andreas Bruns has no trouble finding selling points for a Hermle machining centre: "The systems impress us with their high reliability and precision." He knows what he is talking about, as he has already added two 5-axis machines of the High-Performance line to his machine park since 2014 – one of them with additional turning function.
THE KEY IS SPINDLE RUNNING TIMES
Honermeier manufactures moulded dies, components, gages and prototype for machine manufacturers. That means that no order is like any other. For flexible and efficient machining, Honermeier invested in a 5-axis machining centre with adapted automation from Hermle.
RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING
Tool and mold making
Swen Emde illustrates how to turn a lack of job prospects and trust in the following generation into a successful mould and tool making company. After the company was founded in 2016, he immediately invested in a 5-axis machining centre from Hermle with the assurance that he would be able to machine tools and machine parts on it precisely and efficiently without risking downtimes.
FULLY AUTOMATED PRODUCTION OF INDIVIDUAL PARTS
Speed and quality are the self-declared goals that the mechanical engineering firm Horstmann wants to achieve with the help of Hermle's new 5-axis machining centre. The HS flex automation solution plays a key role in this process.
SPEEDLINE DELIVERY SERVICE FROM RAW MATERIAL TO FINISHED PART Marks GmbH
Marks GmbH, a contract manufacturer and specialist supplier for mechanical engineering and tool construction, commands a special place in the German market due to its range of services. They include raw materials, precision flat steels, P-standard plates and 3-axis premilled or 5-axis finished active parts on Hermle machining centres, including all deep hole drilling work.
24/7 PRECISION MILLING IN THE MICROMETRE RANGE
Thanks to a flexible manufacturing cell from Hermle, consisting of three 5-axis CNC high-performance machining centres C 42 U and a robot system RS 2-L with a double magazine for 180 workpiece pallets and 200 additional tools, the precision technology specialist Kappler GmbH & Co. KG is venturing into new dimensions of productivity.
Automated machining increases production capacity
Tool and mold making
Through its standardisation strategy and the C 22 UP machining centre from Hermle, the tool and mould making division of the WMF Group has managed to streamline die and tool production processes, thereby creating the scope for services for external customers.
Successful start-up with 5-axis technology
A standing start in the highly specialized supply industry – in only a little more than a year, the Italian Weerg company has become an in-demand cutting technology service provider in Italy and elsewhere with the aid of Hermle machining centres.
Precision machining in large format
Tool and mold making
Manufacturing and finishing large and heavy tool, mould and machine components using high-precision five-axis machining – machining specialist HETEC from Breidenbach fulfils customer requirements with an accuracy of 1/100th mm using Hermle machining centres.
The dynamic duo: machining competence and 5-axis know-how
Carbomill AG, a competence centre for machining fibre-composite materials, motorsports components, integral components for the aerospace sector as well as mould making, has extended its range of services and supply flexibility with the aid of a Hermle C 42 U.
Searching for partners with the aid of the ‘benchmark tool’
Tool and mold making
For high-accuracy, economical manufacturing of precision tools with batch sizes starting at 1, the Wilhelm Bahmüller company uses a type C 42 U five-axis machining centre from Hermle in its precision tools division.
Precision mechanics for internal applications and for customers
Hermle Ceska Republika field sales executive Martin Skukalek comments on the Hermle success story with Meopta – optika: "The rapidly available, high-performance C 40 U machine, backed by the renowned Hermle service quality, enabled us to install another machining centre with them: the C 20 U.
BUSINESS MODEL: FIVE-AXIS PRECISION MILLING!
Czech company AXIS TECH s. r. o. is riding on a wave of sustained success thanks to its firm focus on the possibilities of five-axis/five-side complete/simultaneous machining using high-performance CNC machining centres from Hermle.
AUTOMATED PRECISION MILLING IN THE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
Fetzer Medical GmbH & Co. KG employs tailored yet universally flexible Hermle machining centres in its role as an OEM partner manufacturing a wide range of surgical instruments and medical technology components to customer specifications.
5-AXIS COMPLETE MACHINING NOT ONLY SAVES WORK OPERATIONS
Tool and mold making
Technology company HK Präzisionstechnik GmbH is increasingly focused on the use of five-axis high-performance machining centres from Hermle in its component manufacture for workpiece clamping systems and for tool and mould making
Milling Precision in 3D Mould Components
Tool and mold making
5-AXIS MILLING EXPERTISE FOR ALL TOOL/MOLD COMPONENTS
Jörg Lehmann, team leader of NC production at Langer says: "In our independent department, thirteen highly qualified members of staff produce all the tool elements for mould making at ultra-modern CNC machining centres.
5-Axis Milling Expertise for High-Tech Tool Making
Fully integrated high-performance, 5-axis machining centres from Hermle allow engineers at Hirschmann Automotive to turn technical innovations into high quality mechatronic products more efficiently than ever before.
HIGH-PRECISION MACHINING: A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
Today, Seyer Industries' more than 150 employees specialise in manufacturing high-level subassemblies for the aerospace and maritime industries as a major supplier for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Gulfstream Aerospace and the armed forces of the United States.
Technology based manufacturing services
Using CAD/CAM manufacturing processes and high-end production technology, for example, highly automated 5 axis milling machines, Prodrive Technologies sets benchmarks for flexibility and economical methods in contract manufacture
Automated manufacturing in industrial tool making
From 3 to 5 axis machining to highly automated production of toolmaking components: a major car manufacturer implements industrial tool making with the help of the robot supported manufacturing system from Hermle.
Fine Mechanics Research
Research and development
When it comes to precision in milling of mechanical components for manufacturing prototypes and development processes, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, uses, among other tools, a 5 axis CNC high-power machining centre from Hermle.
Open to successive manufacturing automation
Although Hermle "only" filled the order for the machining centres in this project, we received complete support to be able to implement our comprehensive automation concept consistently. We call that working together at eye level, and we're very happy to have a partner like that on board."
Emphasising features with technological innovations
Generative manufacturing with MPA technology in practical applications – how the "technology and production innovators" Julius Blum GmbH and Berthold Hermle AG complement each other in applying solution-oriented new tool making procedures
Top class order production
In prototype construction, sample series production, and tool making, the system solutions specialist of the mechatronics service providers - the Bavarian family business Zollner Elektronik AG - already relies on CNC machining centres from Hermle and their high level of automation.
Superb order production
"Factory of the year – outstanding small series manufacturer 2010", followed by "Best Factory 2013" and this year the Bavarian Quality Award – There's probably more to learn from any company that has garnered awards of this calibre than you would expect from a traditional supplier of mechanical parts and subassemblies.