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  • Artificial Intelligence in your machine?
    01/2022

    Artificial Intelligence in your machine?

    What has AI got to do with me as a machine operator? Probably much more than you suspect... ...

  • High productivity and high precision.
    01/2022

    High productivity and high precision

    The Vogt & Käfer GmbH toolmaking and punching shop in Esslingen machines the cutting edges of its ...

  • EDM to get your teeth into. Extending the production ­spectrum wire EDM.
    01/2022

    Extending the production ­spectrum wire EDM

    Designer food is a big talking point. To be able to productively manufacture meat, sausage and and ...

  • 15,000 no-sweat tests.
    01/2022

    Robots from Mitsubishi Electric and AI in biotechnology

    Thousands of individual samples can now be tested every day – the AGAMEDE robotic system has been ...

  • Close dovetailing of injection moulding and toolmaking for greater flexibility.
    01/2022

    Close dovetailing of injection moulding and toolmaking for greater flexibility

    “Small, but with maximum precision” is how manager Philipp Türk describes HT Tooling’s ...

  • Wire-cut EDM as a key technology.
    01/2022

    Wire-cut EDM as a key technology

    Quality always enjoys top priority at Formbau Schneider. The two managers of FB Schneider GmbH are ...

  • Quality and precision with Mold-tecnic. A story of success.
    01/2022

    A story of success

    Despite being a relatively new company, Mold-tecnic R&D can boast many years of experience in the ...

  • 52 years, 52 employees. Hard-wired experience.
    01/2022

    52 years, 52 employees. Hard-wired experience

    “We make pretty well anything except railings,” is how Dominic Janoschka, Managing Director of ...

  • The best the market can deliver. Mitsubishi Electric EDM systems in use at ANCA Europe GmbH – manufacturers ­challenged by the boom in electromobility.
    01/2022

    The best the market can deliver

    Sustainability often begins on the factory floors of industry. The best example of this is the ...

  • EDM is cheaper than milling. Findings from 22 years with Mitsubishi Electric.
    01/2022

    EDM is cheaper than milling

    Since its inception in 1994, Carlow Toolmaking Services Ltd has specialised in manufacturing ...

  • Researching unusual materials. EDM in the service of materials science.
    01/2022

    Researching unusual materials

    Compared to the media stars of research such as medical technology, microprocessors and genetic ...

  • Wire erosion as a complement to high-precision grinding.
    02/2021

    619 kilometres between sheep and giraffe

    Entrepreneurs and top athletes need similar qualities: application, ambition, an obsession with ...

  • Toolmaker AWEBA resorts to EDM equipment from Mitsubishi Electric in its expansion. The company stays true to its keys to success.
    02/2021

    Toolmaker AWEBA resorts to EDM equipment from Mitsubishi Electric in its expansion

    Since our first visit to the AWEBA Group about ten years ago, a great deal has changed at one of ...

  • Made-to-measure perforated metal. Fast-track and customised.
    02/2021

    Made-to-measure perforated metal

    Perforated metal is encountered in many areas. It can be found in industry and sound insulation as ...

  • Good connections with cost savings…
    02/2021

    Good connections with cost savings…

    Uniriv Kft. was founded in 1991 as a family business and is headquartered in Csepreg, Hungary, near ...

  • 02/2021

    One robot for four

    Characteristic of GEWO Feinmechanik GmbH is its zest for innovation. With the idea of an EDM island ...

  • In the heart of Berlin. MP1200 Connect ­delivers ­dependability and precision for ­series production.
    02/2021

    In the heart of Berlin

    Gebrüder Geisler GmbH uses the MP1200 Connect both for the machining of components for its own ...

  • High profile thanks to wire EDM. Grinding wheels dressed by wire erosion enjoy a significantly service life.
    02/2021

    High profile thanks to wire EDM

    Within just 20 years, PREMEX GmbH in Remchingen, Germany, has developed into a globally recognised ...

  • High-grade, spot-on and ­versatile in their applications. Collaborative robots in use in medium-size enterprises.
    02/2021

    High-grade, spot-on and ­versatile in their applications

    To keep up internationally, industry and craftsmen are having to automate. However, there is a ...

  • Home decor meets philosophy.
    02/2021

    Home living in Japan

    The exploding populations in large cities call for practical solutions in the housing sector. In ...

  • 3000 mm progressive die production. Werkzeugbau Kleiner makes it big …
    01/2021

    3000 mm progressive die production

    Punching specialists Kleiner GmbH in Pforzheim operate a large toolmaking shop for their own ...

  • Keeping intruders at bay. The Swiss love precision when it comes to lock cylinders as well.
    01/2021

    Keeping intruders at bay

    Cylinder locks are the usual means of protecting front doors from burglary. Widely used are the “ ...

  • For 100,000 eyes. Micro-precision in series.
    01/2021

    For 100,000 eyes. Micro-precision in series

    Jansen Precisie Techniek proves that wire erosion is not just a process for one-off production, as ...

  • Grinding and honing are so 2017. All in one go with the MP1200 Connect.
    01/2021

    Grinding and honing are so 2017. All in one go with the MP1200 Connect

    Instead of tedious and laborious milling, turning, grinding, lapping and polishing, Winkler Prä ...

  • Specialist for almost 50 years in finished parts that require no reworking
    01/2021

    High vertical integration saves time and cuts costs

    Frank Keine is an avowed advocate of quality and reliability. The managing director of Winfried ...

  • EDM for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. What Ludwig IV and V get out of their eroding machine.
    01/2021

    EDM for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

    Instead of tedious and laborious milling, turning, grinding, lapping and polishing, Winkler Prä ...

  • When every micrometre counts. Tool steel, carbide, ceramics, polycrystalline diamond…
    01/2021

    When every micrometre counts. Tool steel, carbide, ceramics, polycrystalline diamond…

    Switzerland has always enjoyed an excellent reputation when it comes to care and accuracy in ...

  • THE NEXT 100 YEARS OF HISTORY START NOW
    01/2021

    MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC. 100 YEARS OF COMPANY HISTORY

    MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC’S PLAN FOR THE FUTURE ...

  • Tea is a work of art that needs the hands of a master.
    01/2021

    Tea is a work of art

    Absolute accuracy and the greatest possible care are of special importance in the Japanese tea ...

  • The Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold with its tiny Ferrari logo, the cavallino rampante, was developed in close partnership with Ferrari.
    01/2020

    Microseconds, micrometres and millions. Hublot. The watch

    First. Unique. Different. This is the slogan of Hublot. The fact that Hublot belongs to a special ...

  • The Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold with its tiny Ferrari logo, the cavallino rampante, was developed in close partnership with Ferrari.
    01/2020

    Hublot. The watch.

    Microseconds, micrometres and millions ...

  • Easily grasped. Component suppliers benefit from simple programming and operation.
    01/2020

    Easily grasped

    The subcontractor Raditek in Markdorf on Lake Constance has expanded its range of machining ...

  • Guaranteed quality. EDMs in full-time operation at Naton Kft.
    01/2020

    Guaranteed quality. EDMs in full-time operation at Naton Kft

    The production of die-casting, plastic mold injection tools and sheet metal working tools used ...

  • DiamondCell – it’s the right balance of all the components that counts.
    01/2020

    Dressing for a competitive edge. How is it done?

    Grinding with higher abrasion rates and at the same time having tools that last longer enables you ...

  • Speed and accuracy. MV2400R Connect in the company’s own toolshop safeguard deliveries at short notice.
    01/2020

    Speed and accuracy

    Working mainly for the automotive industry, Ing. Lang & Menke GmbH in Hemer produces small stamped ...

  • The new technology centre in Etzgen
    01/2020

    Well on the way to the top. Toolmaking benefits from precision wire erosion for a ­superlative surface finish

    Jehle AG in Etzgen, Switzerland, produces stamped and formed parts as well as fully assembled ...

  • There’s no such thing as a digital twin off the peg.
    01/2020

    There’s no such thing as a digital twin off the peg

    The use of virtual technologies ensures rapid commissioning, high transparency and process ...

  • Symbiosis of high tech and outstanding workmanship.
    01/2020

    Symbiosis of high tech and outstanding workmanship

    Excellence can be found not only in the field of modern industrial production, but also in many ...

  • Getting diamonds into shape. Wire EDM for PCD cutting edges.
    01/2020

    Getting diamonds into shape. Wire EDM for PCD cutting edges

    Lehmann in Göda produces drilling and milling tools with PCD cutting edges specifically for the ...

  • Precision sinking with artificial thinking. But that’s not the only thing that’s new …
    01/2020

    Precision sinking with artificial thinking. But that’s not the only thing that’s new …

    Behind every dependable, precision EDM machine is sound engineering. In addition, the technological ...

  • The mysterious world of the Geisha. Fine artist or sex worker?
    01/2020

    The mysterious world of the Geisha. Fine artist or sex worker?

    Japan’s traditional culture is represented above all by kabuki theatre with its rich costumes, the ...

  • 55 metres of grounded technology
    02/2019

    Oscillations for the world in the Bavarian Forest

    Teisnach, picturesquely situated in the Bavarian Forest with a population of roughly 3,000, is one ...

  • Reliable and exact. Precision mechanics specialist ­relies on Mitsubishi Electric.
    02/2019

    Reliable and exact. Precision mechanics specialist ­relies on Mitsubishi Electric

    Markets and technologies are subject to constant change. Only those who are willing and able to ...

  • Wire erosion – an essential technology.
    02/2019

    Wire erosion – an essential technology

    Specialists in EDM evolve into full-range suppliers of medical ­instruments ...

  • “Precision is our strength.”
    02/2019

    Demand for EDM ­processes results in ­strategic decisions

    With great entrepreneurial intuition, GEWO Feinmechanik GmbH has successfully established itself ...

  • Fast track to individualisation.
    02/2019

    Fast track to individualisation

    Industry 4.0 is a big talking point. But what does it really entail? The idea is that, as a benefit ...

  • Machines are an ­investment in the future. HIMATEC – a family business that aspires to quality.
    02/2019

    Machines are an ­investment in the future

    Modern technology, highly skilled employees and a clearly defined corporate strategy are the ...

  • Opening up new fields of application.
    02/2019

    Opening up new fields of application

    At the Institute of Precision Machining in Tuttlingen, Germany, scientists are developing process- ...

  • A massive difference.
    02/2019

    A massive difference

    K-L Präzision Falk Lange GmbH has two oil-bath wire EDM machines in operation. This enables the ...

  • In the land of the centenarians.
    02/2019

    In the land of the centenarians. Japan’s secret of longevity

    Over 50,000 people living in Japan today are 100 years old or older – and the number is rising. On ...

  • “Tradition meets modernity” – Mitsubishi Electric EDM systems boost precision and performance.
    01/2019

    Mitsubishi Electric EDM systems boost precision and performance

    Kreyenberg GmbH located in the north of the Hamburg metropolitan region manufactures workpieces to ...

  • Problem solvers from the world of plastics.
    01/2019

    Problem solvers from the world of plastics

    At GBM Kunststofftechnik und Formenbau GmbH, moulds not only have to be produced with precision, but ...

  • High-precision prototype production. From glass finishing to medical technology and space technologies.
    01/2019

    From glass finishing to medical technology and space technologies

    The prototyping of high-end precision parts places the highest demands on the available machinery. ...

  • Profitable production with creative strategies.
    01/2019

    Profitable production with creative strategies

    In the Stubai valley in Austria, the Stubai KSHB GmbH drop forge produces a wide range of high-grade ...

  • Koi carp – what makes it so expensive?
    01/2019

    Koi carp – what makes it so expensive?

    The Japanese koi, which has become a status symbol the world over, is the most expensive and ...

  • New potential for EDM systems. Optimising the machining process with additional axes and spindles.
    01/2019

    Optimising the machining process with additional axes and spindles

    Multi-axes and spindles have become firmly established in wire EDM. Workpieces with complex ...

  • Machining the impossible.
    01/2019

    Machining the impossible

    The workshop of the Institute of Experimental Physics in Innsbruck is constantly being put to the ...

  • Top marks for technological commitment – but safety culture trails behind.
    01/2019

    Top marks for technological commitment – but safety culture trails behind

    Industrial SMEs are stepping up the pace with the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 – which is ...

  • A flight of steps from the conservatory to the workshop.
    01/2019

    A flight of steps from the conservatory to the workshop

    Making decisions, acting on his own responsibility and enjoying his work – it was with this ...

  • The never-ending quest for ultimate precision.
    01/2019

    The never-ending quest for ultimate precision

    It’s the classic situation all over again: Two young men suddenly come up with the idea of ...

  • All the world’s a cage.
    01/2019

    All the world’s a cage

    Schwäbisch Hall is not only home to a well-known German building society. It is also the town where ...

  • “We know what we’re looking for.”
    01/2019

    “We know what we’re looking for.”

    The customer list of Fischer & Co KG in Sinsheim includes well-known names from the automotive, ...

  • An underestimated product factor. A software solution for process optimisation.
    02/2018

    An underestimated product factor

    For decades wire-cutting has been synonymous with the efficient, high-precision machining of ...

  • Perfection in function and aesthetics.
    02/2018

    Perfection in function and aesthetics

    Swiss watches are considered the epitome of precision, quality and dependability. Exceptional design ...

  • Wire-cutting launches a new era.
    02/2018

    Wire-cutting launches a new era

    Building on its successful company history, Neubeck & Wiedemann GmbH is well equipped and firmly ...

  • Innovation for high productivity
    02/2018

    Innovation for high productivity

    Producing large components several metres long and wide for trucks and cars, scaffolds and space ...

  • Wachsmuth enjoys a global reputation for precision in toolmaking and metal forming. Wachsmuth always finds a solution in making the impossible possible.
    02/2018

    A tradition of innovation

    Wachsmuth enjoys a global reputation for precision in toolmaking and metal forming. High-grade ...

  • Training for industry.
    02/2018

    Training for industry

    In its initial and further vocational training, Fohnsdorf training centre (Schulungszentrum ...

  • 3D metal printing – product optimisation thanks to additive ­manufacture.
    02/2018

    3D metal printing – product optimisation

    Additive manufacture is a fascinating process that differs fundamentally from conventional machining ...

  • Focus on success.
    02/2018

    Focus on success

    Machines from Mitsubishi Electric have been constant companions to subcontractor Reiner Jäger for ...

  • In the wake of the pioneer of electricity and the unit of measurement named after him.
    02/2018

    In the wake of the pioneer of electricity and the unit of measurement named after him

    Alessandro Volta invented the electrical battery and pioneered electricity, with the unit of mea­ ...

  • 40 employees of Mitsubishi Electric’s German branch making the key visual for the company’s 40th anniversary.
    02/2018

    40 years of Mitsubishi Electric – in Europe

    The German Branch of Mitsubishi Electric celebrated its 40th anniversary on 19 October 2018. Based ...

  • Art or icon ... How much art can be found in your EDM system?
    02/2018

    Art or icon …

    How much art can be found in your EDM system ...

  • The robot you can program yourself … with G-codes
    02/2018

    The robot you can program yourself … with G-codes

    Mitsubishi Electric explains what is feasible with its new feature of the M8 CNC series Direct Robot ...

  • Programming machine tools and robots with a CNC control.
    02/2018

    Programming machine tools and robots with a CNC control

    Achieving more with fewer skilled workers – this is the challenge facing more and more ­ ...

  • Keigo – why polite isn’t always polite
    02/2018

    Keigo – why polite isn’t always polite

    Japan differs from Western culture in many areas. One of the most interesting aspects is undoubtedly ...

  • Precision work from Thuringia. Top-level metalworking.
    02/2018

    Precision work from Thuringia. Top-level metalworking

    For eropräzisa in Hermsdorf, Thuringia, no metal structure is too intricate and no request too ...

  • His own architect. Short ways are a must.
    01/2018

    His own architect. Short ways are a must

    Form follows function – this design principle is fully embraced by metalworking company Bacher ...

  • Getting silicone into perfect shape with the aid of intricate mould inserts.
    01/2018

    Getting silicone into perfect shape with the aid of intricate mould inserts

    AMA, Ateliers de Moules Andrésiens, in Grossoeuvre, France specialises in silicone mouldings. On ...

  • Making the most of milling and wire-cutting.
    01/2018

    Making the most of milling and wire-cutting

    Innovative equipment, highly skilled staff and a clear, future-oriented company policy are the ...

  • Unmanned operation for profitability. Wire-cut EDM preferred for hard materials.
    01/2018

    Unmanned operation for profitability

    With its focus on precision, jobshop SNOP61 SARL in Athis de L’Orne in Normandy, France produces ...

  • Production engineering on the project principle.
    01/2018

    Production engineering on the project principle

    For Alexander Wiegand, head of the WIKA Group, quality, dependability and proximity to the customer ...

  • Superfine grilles meeting the highest standards.
    01/2018

    Superfine grilles meeting the highest standards

    Rathgeber GmbH in Innsbruck ranks among the world’s leading specialists in tightly meshed, ...

  • Beer brewed with rice – is this possible?!
    01/2018

    Beer brewed with rice – is this possible?!

    Anyone who thinks most Japanese drink mainly sake and plum wine are mistaken. Beer is by far the ...

  • Masters of precision machining.
    01/2018

    Masters of precision machining

    Machines usually work with greater precision than humans – but this does not apply to the Schulz ...

  • 360° toolmaking as a model for the future: teaching factory and business enterprise.
    01/2018

    360° toolmaking as a model for the future: teaching factory and business enterprise

    The Deutsche Angestellten-Akademie (DAA) (German White-Collar Academy) in Bad Oeynhausen held its ...

  • The common denominator: Difficulty.
    01/2018

    The common denominator: Difficulty

    Sistmolding Srl was founded only in 2012, but was already one of the front runners in its sector, as ...

  • In cost-effective series production, high-precision clamping jaws for grinding machines are wire-cut in unmanned shifts.
    01/2018

    EDM as a calling

    Producing high-grade components made of hard materials flexibly and at short notice has proven to be ...

  • The benefits of networking. Production partners for added value.
    02/2017

    The benefits of networking. Production partners for added value

    GEZEA, the specialist in graphite electrodes and tool-making in Eisenach, Germany, fosters close ...

  • Concentrating on cutting-edge technology.
    02/2017

    Concentrating on cutting-edge technology

    In the heart of an essentially agricultural and touristic area, Celoplás in the north of Portugal ...

  • A prime mover with switches and actuators.
    02/2017

    A prime mover with switches and actuators

    Gruner has always been a little faster to react than its rivals and has been setting the pace with ...

  • In great shape – after only one year.
    02/2017

    In great shape – after only one year

    Csaba Tool Kft. is located in Ajka’s popular industrial area. The paint has only just dried on the ...

  • Hitting the bullseye with the MV1200R.
    02/2017

    Flexible thanks to exceptional dependability

    Bertrand Bonnay, owner and managing director of the small jobshop AEMB in Thyez, France, was looking ...

  • Kawaii – lending expression to the inner child.
    02/2017

    Kawaii – lending expression to the inner child

    While children in this part of the world have fun with cuddly and other toys, many Japanese have a ...

  • Securely fixed. Millions of parts for firm connections.
    02/2017

    Securely fixed. Millions of parts for firm connections

    Sometimes even tiny parts can be crucial – at least as far as those fastening elements from ...

  • From side-line to company.
    02/2017

    From side-line to company

    With over decades of experience and dedication to the ­profession, ­Péter ­Badics talks about ...

  • “Quality in quantity”.Improving competitiveness by ­strengthening in-house mould-making.
    02/2017

    Improving competitiveness by ­strengthening in-house mould-making

    Grote + Brocksieper GmbH + Co. KG in Kierspe in the ­Sauerland, a manufacturer of numerous plastic ...

  • On the way to digital networking.
    02/2017

    On the way to digital networking

    To stay competitive on the international level, companies will have to make their production ...

  • The added value of invention.
    02/2017

    The added value of invention

    Universal1972 is a company active in the domestic appliance sector but is capable of serving any ...

  • Trusting in forward-looking technology to attract customers.
    02/2017

    Trusting in forward-looking technology to attract customers

    Since founding his company in March 2016, Frédéric Thiervoz in ­Marigny-­Saint-­Marcel, France ...

  • Innovating by example
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    Innovating by example

    Kegelmann Technik has been one of the best addresses for prototypes and small series for almost 30 ...

  • The Alternative. Profitable production with the MV2400R
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    The Alternative

    At three locations in Europe, the USA and Asia, the HÄRTER Group produces stamping tools, injection ...

  • From garage company to world leader in cold forming
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    From garage company to world leader

    In the production of precision dies for cold forming, the NICHIDAI ­Corporation occupies one of the ...

  • What does OPC UA mean for Industry 4.0?
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    What does OPC UA mean for Industry 4.0?

    Few subjects are currently capable of stirring the emotions as much as ­digital networking. The ...

  • The quality, precision and ­productivity of the MV1200R and MV2400R wire EDMs are appreciated by Jordan ­Signori (draughtsman), Christophe Boiteux (Managing Director) and Thomas ­Lambert (Deputy Managing Director) of  ITB ­Innovation in Autechaux.
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    Clamping systems

    ITB Innovation, a French company domiciled in Autechaux in the Département Doubs near the Swiss ...

  • Striking the right note with precision mechanics.
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    Striking the right note with precision mechanics

    The product range of Atlantic Zeiser GmbH in Emmingen, southwestern ­Germany, revolves around the ...

  • High-tech component in vehicle engineering: the axle shaft.
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    High-tech component in vehicle engineering

    In all vehicles, propeller and half shafts transmit the power from the ­gearbox to the drive axle ...

  • Challenges for SMEs
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    Challenges for SMEs

    Everyone’s talking about Industry 4.0. There are plenty of ideas on what could be done; there are ...

  • The Sauber C36-Ferrari. The anniversary car for the new era.
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    The Sauber C36-Ferrari. The anniversary car for the new era

    In 2017 the Sauber F1 Team celebrates another milestone: it is the 25th ­Formula One season in the ...

  • We couldn’t do without them!
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    We couldn’t do without them!

    Almost one and half years ago, the sister companies ­Nieuwstraten ­Metaalbewerking BV and ...

  • Benefits all round
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    Terrific start for the “Journée Technique”

    For the first “Journée Technique”, the showroom in Ratingen was firmly in the hands of French ...

  • Research for new developments in robotics: mechatronics makes products intelligent and simple.
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    Superior efficiency with die sinking

    From the research lab to industry – die-sinking is being investigated under this motto at ...

  • Served by Mitsubishi Electric machines for generations
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    From one generation to the next

    When it comes to perfection and precision, Hornung in Swabia is second to none – and has been ...

  • Focus on precision. EDM is the method of choice for hard materials.
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    Focus on precision

    Anyone committed to a reliable and swift single-source supply of anything from one-off and ...

  • Key technology for lock production.
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    Key technology for lock production

    ABUS, a company world-renowned for its security solutions, manufactures window, door and cycle locks ...

  • Zero emissions – Japan shows us how.
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    Zero emissions – Japan shows us how

    In recent years, Japan has developed into one of the leading nations in the use of electric vehicles ...

  • Staying competitive in Europe.
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    Staying competitive in Europe

    In the production of replacement parts and components for cutting and punching tools, USIMICRON in ...

  • Making a name for itself with complex solutions.
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    Making a name for itself with complex solutions

    Until not so long ago, aluminium in the automotive sector was reserved for the top end of the market ...

  • Knowledge is forever. Hands-on initial and further training.
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    Knowledge is forever. Hands-on initial and further training

    In Linz in Austria, the Business Development Institute (WIFI) of Upper Austria’s Chamber of ...

  • Remote machine access opens up new opportunities.
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    Remote machine access

    With innovative technologies and a modern machine park, the two managers of Honex AG, Reto Christen ...

  • The Japanese macaque – a lively climber with a lively mind.
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    The Japanese macaque – a lively climber with a lively mind

    There’s no doubt about it: thick-coated Japanese macaques are extremely ­inquisitive and alert ...

  • Crash Protection System. Easily installed.
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    Crash Protection System. Easily installed

    A considered and far-sighted approach is the best safety policy – but what if things have to be ...

  • changes.AWARD – changing the world for good!
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    changes.AWARD – changing the world for good!

    Die Freunde und Förderer des Industriemuseums Cromford e.V. (association of friends and sponsors of ...

  • Searching for open doors.
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    Searching for open doors

    When jobs have to be accomplished quickly and flexibly, Jürgen Pirgl is ­always at the ready. His ...

  • If you want high quality, you need high-tech production.
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    If you want high quality, you need high-tech production

    With an advanced high-tech machine park, Falk Lange has made K-L Präzision a trendsetter in the ...

  • Hard-wired for success.
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    Hard-wired for success

    Speed is all-important in Formula One – and the same applies to the ­production of the vehicle ...

  • Punching above its weight. Wire-cutting stamping tools.
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    Punching above its weight

    As a member of the global Binder Group, MPE Garry GmbH in Füssen concentrates on the development ...

  • The fascinating world of Mitsubishi Electric.
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    The fascinating world of Mitsubishi Electric

    Imagine someone cutting a slice out of the Earth’s crust and unrolling it ­before your eyes. Well ...

  • Big attraction. Visitors flocked to the official opening.
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    Big attraction. Visitors flocked to the official opening

    As a member of the global Binder Group, MPE Garry GmbH in Füssen concentrates on the development ...

  • Service & support – holiday for your EDM.
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    Service & support – holiday for your EDM

    Your holiday is booked, and the sun, the beach and relaxation are within reach. Time at last to ­ ...

  • Mysterious Japan – on its way into the future.
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    Mysterious Japan – on its way into the future

    Over a series of decades, Japan has undergone remarkable ­metamorphosis. Once a cultural and social ...

  • Three in one go. High precision from the gemstone town.
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    Three in one go. High precision from the gemstone town

    Loch’s EDM team is always true to its slogan “Always a cut above the rest ...

  • Playing safe
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    Playing safe

    In the face of growing global competition, companies are investing in new technologies so they can ...

  • Customer proximity the key to success.
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    Customer proximity

    When HAIL-TEC needed a new wire-cut EDM machine, they didn't hesitate for long. Displaying open- ...

  • Supplier on equal terms.
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    Supplier on equal terms

    Precision, flexibility and speed – this is what is demanded by the customers of TECHTORY when it ...

  • Leading the field with knowledge.
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    Leading the field with knowledge

    Mitsubishi Electric’s EDM User Forums are extremely popular. Which is hardly surprising, as its ...

  • New departure. Cutting faster, more reliably and more cost-effectively with the MV2400R.
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    New departure. Cutting faster, more reliably and more cost-effectively with the MV2400R.

    DTM in Badalona produces high-grade steel moulds for the die-casting and injection-moulding of ...

  • Automated NC programming improves efficiency and process security for EDM specialists.
    Profil

    Automated NC programming

    Mitsubishi Electric’s EDM User Forums are extremely popular. Which is hardly surprising, as its ...

  • Kaizen – a tradition for the future.
    Profil

    Kaizen – a tradition for the future

    The kaizen philosophy from Japan is applied at work and in all other areas of life. The term means ...

  • Progressive. Prototypes and replacement parts for stamping dies.
    Profil

    Progressive

    If you’ve been producing hose clamps in hundreds of variants and qualities for the world market ...

  • Automation for the nation
    Profil

    Automation for the nation

    ZeroClamp GmbH in Icking on Lake Starnberg develops and builds high-grade automation systems for ...

  • Structural change
    Profil

    Structural change as a springboard to success

    In toolmaking, Mirko Trentzsch has always insisted on quality. “As a small firm, we’ve so far ...

  • Field with dandelions and blue sky
    Profil

    Sustainable success: eco-friendly production, reduced costs

    Energy and raw materials are becoming more and more expensive. Under these conditions, how can ...

  • businessman hand draws gear to success
    Profil

    Leaping into the unknown

    Precision and innovation – these are the keys to the success of XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH ...

  • K + S Modell- und Formenbau
    Profil

    New opportunities. Complexity welcome

    Whenever particularly complex tools have to be machined, the workforce of K+S GmbH Modell- und ...

  • Moulding Expo Stuttgart
    Profil

    The perfect showcase for generating business

    Industry has a new top event to look forward to. At the beginning of May, the tool-, pattern- and ...

  • A new technology for a higher profile.
    01/2015

    A new technology for a higher profile

    What’s the best way for a jobshop to improve its market standing? AMEP in La Chapelle has added ...

  • Turning out skilled employees. Mitsubishi Electric lends its support to the IZF.
    01/2015

    Turning out skilled employees

    Apprenticeships and further training are becoming essential for machine tool manufacturers if they ...

  • The best is yet to come. MV2400R wire-cut EDM does the work of two.
    01/2015

    The best is yet to come

    If a jobshop wants to stay competitive, it has to continually improve its processes and work more ...

  • Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
    01/2015

    Where there’s a will, there’s a way

    When it comes to machining hardened steel and hard alloys, specialists today mainly think in terms ...

  • A fighting-fit team! Teamwork is writ large at Seehafer & Marohn.
    01/2015

    Immaculate steel moulds for perfect-fit closure systems

    Immaculate steel dies and moulds for the production of high-grade die castings and injection ...

  • Innovation starts in this edition.
    Profil

    An innovation guru shares his knowledge

    Particularly in the world of small and medium-size businesses, lasting success depends on a company ...

  • At Nobatec these tools are machined in 4–5 work cycles on the NA2400.
    Profil

    Success with special solutions

    Hardly had it gone into service than the new NA2400 machine from ­Mitsubishi Electric was back on ...

  • Bringing a smile to children’s faces.
    Profil

    Bringing a smile to children’s faces

    Children’s faces light up when they can let their imagination run wild with their Playmobil toys. ...

  • Since the Sonodrive 300 offers high precision rotation and the advantage of high-frequency vibration, it facilitates time savings of 40 to 50 per cent over conventional spindles.
    Profil

    Sights set on the future

    In an interview with Profile, Stefan Kunz, Head of Micro EDM at Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, tells us about ...

  • Scope for creativity. Wire cutting prototypes and one-offs.
    Profil

    Scope for creativity

    Bruno Nussbaumer cannot imagine ever being anything but his own boss. He makes use of his freedom ...

  • A useful addition. Wire EDM in series production.
    Profil

    A useful addition. Wire EDM in series production

    What is the key to the success of a family-run jobshop? It has to consistently respond to the ...

  • Micrometre precision. Wire cutting with robot-assisted loading.
    Profil

    Micrometre precision

    Exceptionally high precision is the hallmark of Rauh Erodiertechnik in Fürth. To achieve this, the ...

  • Profil

    Poetry in motion

    It’s Goethe and Schiller wherever you turn. But there are other names in and around Weimar that ...

  • Profil

    The sweet scent of success

    The production of punching and follow-on composite tools is the speciality of Amiet AG in Herisau, ...

  • Profil

    At the end of the toolmaking chain

    When Sven Kitzmann and Armin Baur set up business with Future-TEC in Wutha-Farnroda in 1999, they ...

  • Profil

    Full of the joys of springs

    There is hardly a vehicle in Germany that does not have springs from Hirsch KG fitted in it. But ...

  • Profil

    Focus on precision

    Under the KERN brand, MARPOSS produces high-precision measuring instruments. One of these is used by ...

  • Profil

    Specialists in small, high-precision series

    “When a Swiss toolmaker says ’precision’, he’s talking about micrometres,” Thomas Rüegg ...

  • Profil

    Cutting edge

    When it comes to wire cutting, TYROLIA, the trendsetter in ski bindings, places its faith entirely ...

  • Profil

    Your car runs with Wiesauplast …

    ... or at least your neighbour’s does. Worldwide, one car in three is equipped with PET safety ...

  • Profil

    A good job of work

    The ink on the contract has dried and Mainz Institute of Microtechnology (IMM) is on its way to ...

  • Profil

    World of sport

    When you visit Salomon, you enter a world of sport. You can marvel at the high-class products and ...

  • Bright sparks
    Profil

    Bright sparks

    When accuracy, durability and user-friendliness are demanded from EDM machines, numerous companies ...

  • A 360 degree view Mitsubishi Electric at EMO 2013
    02/2013

    A 360 degree view Mitsubishi Electric at EMO 2013

    Visitors thronged around the exhibits, and all the tables for meetings were occupied. Visitors from ...

  • Interview with Hans-Jürgen Pelzers, EDM Distribution Manager Europe of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
    02/2013

    Centre stage and behind the scenes

    Interview with Hans-Jürgen Pelzers, EDM Distribution Manager Europe of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B ...

  • Jörg Fangmann, Production Manager, cites the production of technically sophisticated injection moulds as one of Kröger Werkzeugbau’s specialities.
    02/2013

    A big step forward

    By investing in an MV2400R Grand Tubular from Mitsubishi Electric, Werkzeugbau Kröger has taken ...

  • At full speed  into the future
    02/2013

    At full speed into the future

    Newport Toolmakers Ltd has taken delivery of a Mitsubishi MV2400S CNC wire EDM featuring ...

  • Bonsai – big in Japan
    02/2013

    Bonsai – big in Japan

    The word “bonsai” means literally a tree or plant in a bowl. The name says what it is. In many ...

  • Mitsubishi MV Series wire EDM cuts the ice at Cryogenic Ltd
    02/2013

    The will to chill

    Cryogenic Ltd, a leading supplier of high field superconducting magnets and low temperature ...

  • Environmental protection – a change of heart in metalworking
    02/2013

    Environmental protection

    Environmental protection is now on the map in the metalworking sector. But what exactly does this ...

  • Energy-conserving air conditioning An exciting proposition for industrial companies
    02/2013

    Energy-conserving air conditioning

    So that Frankfurt Airport will stay competitive in the long term, the new Gate A-Plus for up to six ...

  • Japanese cocktails
    02/2013

    Japanese cocktails. A journey for the senses

    After a busy day at work, our body often needs release from stress and from the mulling-over of ...

  • Profil

    We are all members of the Möderer family

    Everyone at Hans Möderer Werkzeug- & ­Formenbau GmbH, Leinburg, had good reason to celebrate. In ...

  • Profil

    Intelligent clamping  makes all the difference

    Outstanding results are only possible with a tailor-made clamping fixture. Since Peter A­ldrovandi ...

  • Profil

    Rust protection with water

    Chia-mo Srl has been designing and building accessories for machine tools for subtractive machining ...

  • Profil

    Cutting diamonds  with precision

    Lütticke: The future belongs to automated toolmaking ...

  • Profil

    Getting it right  first time

    Walter Pottiez GmbH is one of the first users of the MV2400R Grand Tubular from Mitsubishi Electric ...

  • car
    Profil

    Slashing machining time by 20 hours

    Huyghe Formenbau is synonymous with precision technology and outstanding quality in mouldmaking. ...

  • Profil

     Tooth for tooth geared for success

    The proverbial precision of Black Forest clocks also applies to the products of Neugart in ...

  • Profil

    Almond crescents  launch bespoke machine building

    A number of successful entrepreneurs started off small, working from their garage. And one such ...

  • Profil

    Uncharted  territory

    By investing in an MV1200S Tubular, Empa Materials Science & Technology, Dübendorf (Switzerland), ...

  • Profil

     Moving up into the world league

    If there were a world league for makers of multiple moulds, the ERMO Group would be up among the ...

  • Profil

    High-wire artist

    By switching to a custom wire EDM system from Mitsubishi Electric, Steinkamp Maschinenbau, maker of ...

  • 01/2012

     Material of the future

    The Plastics Centre in Leipzig makes its mark in research with its expertise, creativity and a wide ...

  • Profil

    Berker: Quality control for ideas

    What’s feasible and what isn’t? At the test laboratory of Berker, a manufacturer of high-grade ...

  • Profil

    Caleffi: Full quality

    For five decades, the Caleffi Group has been suc­cess- ­fully specialising in the production of ...

  • Profil

    A result of perseverance and discipline

    Life is not easy and this is never ignored at Tek-Moulds in Malta. Hard work and determination are ...

  • Profil

    Our best for the Vorwerk product family

    The toolmaking department of Vorwerk Elektrowerke serves all the products developed for the Kobold ...

  • Profil

    Italian flair, Japanese precision

    In this Italian company’s workshop, three high-precision Mitsubishi Electric wire EDMs are at ...

  • Profil

    Progressive production philosophy

    SPEMA, a French company that mainly produces tools for the cutting of steel and plastics, accords ...

  • racing track
    Profil

    Fast track for high precision

    What has Sogameca got to do with the 24 Hours of Le Mans race? Firstly, the specialist in cutting ...

  • Profil

    A shining light in tool- and mouldmaking

    With superlative-quality tools and moulds fabricated by its skilled staff, AWEBA has advanced to ...

  • Profil

     Advanced robots in operation below ground

    ProKASRO specialises in customer-driven solutions for sewer rehabilitation and has opted for maximum ...

  • Complex mould for thermoplastics.
    02/2011

    No hurdle too high

    No challenge is too big for Stefan Korbach. On the contrary: he enjoys developing complex injection ...

  • One-offs for specific customers make up a large portion of the product range handled by Ero­diertechnik Naumann GmbH.
    02/2011

    The rapid response force for prototypes

    For Erodiertechnik Naumann GmbH, wire EDM is a still young but all the more successful line of ...

  • A live wire
    02/2011

    A live wire

    If you haven’t got customers, you’ve got no right to exist, the Dutch say. Not a sentiment to ...

  • Thanks to its many years of experience and advanced production methods, Roming Werkzeugbau supplies superlative quality, however large or small the series.
    02/2011

    Just 4 weeks to the finished product

    Ever since Franz Roming founded Roming Werkzeugbau GmbH 85 years ago, the firm in Rottweil has been ...

  • 24/7, 8 employees
    02/2011

    24/7, 8 employees

    In the wire-cutting of mould components, SD Formentechnik banks on customer loyalty and machines ...

  • The patented V-filter from Küfner achieves minimal flow resis­tance combined with an extremely high filtration rate.
    02/2011

    A star of the screen

    Karl Küfner KG's filter screens are adapted to any customer requirement. And this individuality ...

  • Service –  from eastern Westphalia to Mexico
    02/2011

    Service –  from eastern Westphalia to Mexico

    Boredom is practically unknown to Christian Casilda Weissen. The term “flexibility”, on the ...

  • Profil

    Goethe university: In the service of research

    Scientists at the Goethe University benefit from the high manufacturing depth of their workshop. The ...

  • Profil

     A perfect fit for a  brighter smile

    With its FA10-S Advance, WF Fottner GmbH opts for forward-looking wire EDM technology from ...

  • Profil

    Innovative training: The career springboard

    Thanks to the new wire and die-sinking EDM machines from Mitsubishi, trainees in Villingen- ...

  • Profil

    More axes, greater scope, higher precision

    Multi-axis technology extends the application range of wire EDM machines ...

  • Profil

     3,000 articles, 13 design engineers:  Precision  beyond the bounds of  conventional machining

    Pöppelmann underlines the central importance of mouldmaking with the very latest production ...

  • Profil

    Breaking the sound barrier with top quality

    HK Technologies supplies eighth Mitsubishi to precision ­engineering firm ...

  • Profil

    Higher manufacturing depth  boosts value added

    Hohenloher Kunststofftechnik is another name for expertise in wire inmoulding. Its product diversity ...

  • Profil

    A million parts on the  zero-defects  principle

    In plastics injection moulding, full-service provider Hörl delivers superlative quality throughout ...

  • Profil

    Giants in precision  for micro-components

    Tool & Stamping has established itself on the market with highly complex stamping tools. Two ...

  • In addition to wire EDM, MEPAC also practises sinker EDM in order to produce parts like this one. An EA12D from Mitsubishi Electric has been in operation since 2009.
    02/2010

    Supreme precision and impeccable surfaces

    When the engineer Petr Petrik set up MEPAC CZ with two employees in 2004, he laid the foundations ...

  • From super-fine grooves to big blocks of steel
    02/2010

    From super-fine grooves to big blocks of steel

    When Ernst Wagner built his first manual chain-link fencing machines in 1893, he had no idea that he ...

  • 21 Formula One race engineers contributed 100,000 man hours to the development of Roman Weber’s sports car.
    02/2010

    The world’s fastest wire eroder

    In the over twenty years’ history of Roman Weber GmbH, the company of the founder of the same name ...

  • Converting steel strip into a component of the world-renowned pen-knife is made possible by an FA20-S Advance from Mitsubishi Electric.
    02/2010

    Cutting it fine

    In the over twenty years’ history of Roman Weber GmbH, the company of the founder of the same name ...

  • In cases where several recuts used to be necessary, a maximum of three cutting operations are sufficient today.
    02/2010

    Wire EDM opens the door to high precision

    In the hundred years plus of its company history, DORMA – today a group with a 6,500-strong ...

  • A complex stamping tool set with a drawing – a big challenge for the team and the machines.
    02/2010

    Making Swiss watches tick

    In the hundred years plus of its company history, DORMA – today a group with a 6,500-strong ...

  • Copper electrode for an injection mould.
    02/2010

    Delivering precision on time

    High-precision components are standard in medical technology. The 40 employees of RS-technik CAD-CAM ...

  • mödinger & hänle engages in the fabrication of novel tools. The demanded quality and precision are achieved with hypermodern wire erosion.
    02/2010

    Innovative tool solutions

    Complex stamping, cutting and follow-on composite tools plus automation processes for the machining ...

  • Mitsubishi Electric Europe
    02/2010

    10,000 laser systems sold world-wide – now in Europe as well

    Mitsubishi Electric, one of the true laser pioneers, is now launching the internationally successful ...

  • 6,852 islands – the fascination of Japan
    02/2010

    Travel report on Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun

    Japan – or “Nippon” as the Japanese themselves call it – this fascinating country in the ...

  • Profil

    Sky-rocketing with high-end technologies

    In their bid for quality and reliability, MT Aerospace AG banks on an FA20-S Advance from Mitsubishi ...

  • Profil

    Flex appeal

    Krüger Erodiertechnik crowns its equipment for the machining of large workpieces with the FA50-S ...

  • Profil

    Karlsruhe University demonstrates the extra cost of milling

    Costs 45 per cent higher than EDM ...

  • Profil

    Hypermodern production for superlative measuring tools

    Flexible and customer-oriented – with an FA10-S Advance from Mitsubishi Electric, Nedo produces ...

  • Profil

    Complex tools efficiently produced

    With its direct drives, the NA1200 Essence achieves maximum precision. WÖLLNER + FRANZ has been ...

  • Profil

    Nothing but the best for the boss

    Wire eroder Bart Pinxten produces top-quality components. His customers are impressed by his ...

  • Profil

    Flexible and quick to react

    Simple wire-cutting was yesterday. With its B-axis and “column-up” option, Lüntech GmbH also ...

  • Profil

    Mitsubishi erosion machines – too precise for some

    Thanks to an FA20-V Advance with a Z-axis extension, FEZ Mengemann now cuts tall com­po­nents – ...

  • 01/2010

    Mitsubishi Electric Europe

    Living Environment Systems ...

  • 01/2010

    Technology from space – now available for everyone

    Mitsubishi Electric Photovoltaics has now improved its supply line from the sun as an energy source ...

  • Profil

    K + S Modell- und Formenbau

    What has Sogameca got to do with the 24 Hours of Le Mans race? Firstly, the specialist in cutting ...

  • Präzivo gets underway with innovative technology from Mitsubishi Electric, coupled with a commitment to quality and to the customer.
    02/2010

    Going solo with wire erosion

    When Ronny Volland set up his own wire-cut EDM business by the name of Präzivo at the beginning of ...

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