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When taking a risk achieves positive outcomes  

Bravotech
Contract Manufacturing

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.

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Update only with automation   

Cafmeyer
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. 

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"Open and honest, but without the show"  

Mangner
Contract Manufacturing

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.

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Ensuring efficiency and high-end quality  

Wiegelmann
Injection molding
Plastics engineering

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.

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Milling and turning for the perfect ride    

Thunderbike
Vehicle construction

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.

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Ready for 24 inches

RONAL GROUP
Automotive industry

The RONAL GROUP invested in six Hermle 3-axis machining centres which mill complex casting moulds for light alloy wheels around the clock. The quality of the surfaces is so excellent.

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For the perfect first impression

Vermeulen Metaal B.V.
Contract Manufacturing

"If we hadn't started with the ideal solution, we would've been putting our good reputation at risk," explains Peter Vermeulen, managing director of Vermeulen Metaal B.V..

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Flexibility for plastics machining

faigle Industrieplast GmbH
Plastics engineering

"We have found Hermle to be very focused and innovative. We also appreciate the physical proximity and are looking forward to the next project," adds Peter Ritter.

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The troubleshooters

BWB Betschart AG
Furniture Manufacturing

"Here we have everything from one source. If something doesn't work, Hermle comes and solves the problem" says Thomas Furger. 

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The C 32 U was our good luck

SAM Precision B.V.
Contract Manufacturing

Managing Director Theo Zegers describes the fact that SAM Precision ordered a new 5-axis machining centre from Hermle at the beginning of 2021 as a stroke of luck. 

Flexible and unmanned production

Lugauer GmbH
Machining technology

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.

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"It's mechanical sport"

Blomix Blasformen
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." 

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Automation guarantees breathing space

Hamilton
Pharmaceuticals industry

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. 

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Expanding capacity before reaching capacity

Kretzschmar & Silber Fertigungstechnik GmbH
Contract Manufacturing

"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. 

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A fortunate coincidence

EROFORM
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.

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Open to new ideas

Hohner Maschinenbau GmbH
Contract Manufacturing

“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.

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The perfectionists

Schulz GmbH + Co
Contract Manufacturing

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.

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In future: even more complex

Toolcraft AG
Aerospace

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.

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From the gut

CNC-Future Technics GmbH

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."

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Automation developed further Heron CNC Technik GmbH

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.

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Getting the ratio right Humbel Zahnräder AG

Humbel Zahnräder AG
Gear production

For the last five years, Humbel's reliance on the 5-axis concept and automation solution from Gosheim has enabled it to expand its capacities significantly and secure new orders.

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Using available potential SEPO AG

SEPO AG
Medical technology

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

Der Span
Contract Manufacturing

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

Baumeier - Schaal CNC Fertigung

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

ROSEN Gruppe
Oil industry

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

VMV Teknik ApS
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 SOLUTION DEFYING DIFFICULTIES.

Piesslinger
Automation

Hermle provided support in the automation of parts manufacturing and demonstrated that different tolerances and difficult surfaces must not necessarily be a criterion for exclusion for unmanned machining. 

"Automation right from the quantity of 1 – this is the premium class."

Werkzeugbau Siegfried Hofmann GmbH
Machining technology
Gear production

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

EUROIMMUN AG
Medical technology

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

Arbor Gage & Tooling
Fixture construction

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
Automotive industry

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.

AUTOMATION RESOLVES BOTTLENECKS

Denoo Matrijzen
Tool and mold making

Belgian mould maker Denoo Matrijzen is a progressive company. While it invested early on in CNC-controlled 5-axis machining, company owner Rik Denoo and his daughter Ann-Sofie have just now made the entry into automation.

THE KEY IS SPINDLE RUNNING TIMES

HZT Honermeier Zerspannungstechnik

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

Recyclinghof-Diemelsee Emde oHG
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

Horstmann Maschinenbau GmbH
Machining technology

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.

AUTOMATED IMPLANT PRODUCTION IN JUST-IN-TIME MODE

Medartis AG

Manufacturing order-related high precision implants within 24 hours: the Swiss company Medartis AG uses machining centres and robot systems from Hermle.

EFFICIENTLY MILLED  PRECISION NON-STOP

Pastec GmbH
Contract Manufacturing

From parts manufacturer to complete supplier for precision technology – Pastec GmbH lays the foundations for sustained success with Hermle's high-end milling technology and its Anodising department and assembly expertise.

Machining 16 hours a day

Schmidt and Remmert GmbH
Tool and mold making

"WE CANNOT AFFORD DOWNTIME"
A look in the production shop shows that the new machining centre was not the company's first contact with Hermle.

MACHINING CENTRE AND AUTOMATION FROM A SINGLE SOURCE

µ-Tec GmbH
Tool and mold making

The service company µ-Tec GmbH relies on high-performance machining centres from Hermle for the automated 5-axis precision machining of tool, mould and machine components as well as complete injection moulding tools.

SPEEDLINE DELIVERY SERVICE FROM RAW MATERIAL TO FINISHED PART Marks GmbH

Marks
Contract Manufacturing

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

Kappler GmbH & Co. KG
Contract Manufacturing

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

WMF Group
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.

INVESTING SHREWDLY IN PERFORMANCE AND AUTOMATION

Feusei AG
Machining technology

By investing in cutting-edge CNC machining centres from Hermle AG, Feusi AG has been constantly enhancing its performance and competitiveness and is now able to machine complex milled parts simultaneously 24/7 with 5 axes.

Successful start-up with 5-axis technology

Weerg
Machining 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

Hetec
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
Racing

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.

A success factor: Quality production under one’s own aegis.

Günther
Plastics engineering

This is also one of the reasons why seven Hermle milling / CNC machining centres are to be found amongst the 35 CNC machine tools being used in multi-shift operation. 

Searching for partners with the aid of the ‘benchmark tool’

Bahmüller
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.

From stepwise CNC processing to 5-axis / 5 side CNC full processing

Fausti

Using an innovative combination of traditional craftsmanship and five-axis machining centre technology, the Italian family-owned Fausti company fabricates high-quality hunting weapons.

Precision mechanics for internal applications and for customers 

Meopta
Optical industry

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.

5-axis machining centre for flexible precision machining of high-quality support tools and components for cutting tools Seco Tools

SECO
Tool technology

Even under difficult climatic conditions, Hermle machining centres deliver to specifications.

BUSINESS MODEL: FIVE-AXIS PRECISION MILLING!

AXIS TECH s.r.o.
Contract Manufacturing

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
Medical technology

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

Heckler & Koch
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

MARTEN MACHINING LOOKS BACK ON NEARLY THREE DECADES OF PRECISION MACHINING Marten Maschining

Marten Machining
Precision engineering

When Al Marten set up his business, he started with nothing but a passion to make things and a keen eye for detail.

PARTNER TO THE BEST

STMC Shanghai Tobacco Machinery Co. Ltd.
Machining technology

With its high-performance CNC 5-axis machining centres supplied by Hermle, STMC Shanghai Tobacco Machinery Co. Ltd. sets standards in terms of precision and productivity.

Milling Precision in 3D Mould Components

Langer GmbH & Co. KG
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.

Free Productivity Turbo

TMV GmbH
Tool and mold making

Medium-sized company tmv gmbh Metallverarbeitung & Vorrichtungsbau has invested in Hermle 5-axis technology and uses a pallet changer and standard HACS and AFC control software features to ensure effective productivity .

40 Years of Valued Partnership

Herbert KautGmbH & Co. KG
Tool and mold making

Since being set up in 1974, leading injection mould tool and plastics engineering specialist Kaut has relied on milling machines and CNC machining centres from Hermle AG.

5-Axis Milling Expertise for High-Tech Tool Making

Hirschmann Automotive GmbH
Automotive industry

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.

FLEXIBLE 5-AXIS MANUFACTURING CELL FOR TIGHTLY TOLERANCED, OPERATORLESS MACHINING

Reliance Precision

Reliance Precision's milling department team leader, Kenny Marsden, said: "Even though the C 22 U has been producing for only a few months, its accuracy is already evident.

HIGH-PRECISION MACHINING: A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

Seyer Industries
Aerospace

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

Prodrive Technologies
Electrical engineering

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

Großer Automobilhersteller
Automotive industry

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

CERN
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.

Five axis for optimum tool setting

Connova AG
Tool and mold making

Using the highly optimised milling system from Hermle AG, the technology company Connova AG realises productive quality and economic machining of demanding components in the area of high-performance fibre-compound materials.

Open to successive manufacturing automation

Julius Blum GmbH
Furniture Manufacturing

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

Julius Blum GmbH
Furniture Manufacturing

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

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Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH
Optical industry

From the idea to the product, or: Precision parts manufacturing and a high level of internal manufacturing as the central elements in a company's success in optical systems and instruments for optometrists and occupational medicine.

Top class order production

Zoller Elektronik AG
Electrical engineering

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.

5 axes for faster ROI

Meissner AG
Tool and mold making

As a leading international provider of complete services in mould and tool making, medium-size company Meissner AG uses three Hermle C 60 U 5-axis CNC high performance machining centres to ensure ROI (Return on Investment) for its customer base.

The high "C" of milling

A MEDIUM-SIZED SERVICE PROVIDER FOR CAD/CAM, PROTOTYPE AND MACHINING TECHNOLOGY, HAS RELIED ON THE PERFORMANCE OF HERMLE CNC MACHINING CENTRES FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

Automated precision machining in tool making

Brink Group
Tool and mold making

THE BRINK GROUP FROM HOLLAND HAS BEEN REDUCING MANUFACTURING COSTS FOR YEARS WITH AUTOMATED PARTS MANUFACTURING AND INCREASED SPINDLE RUNTIMES, THEREBY BOOSTING THEIR COMPETITIVE STRENGTH.

A question of part dimensions

Kusters Precision
Metal products

WITH 5-AXIS MACHINING KNOW-HOW, MUTUALLY COMPLEMENTARY MACHINE WORKING AREAS AND AN ELEVATED LEVEL OF AUTOMATION, PERPETUALLY FACING STIFF COMPETITION AND ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS.

Superb order production

Rhode & Schwarz
Electrical engineering

"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. 

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