Process technology

In the area of Process technology, we develop new production processes for your applications and optimize those already existing: from process analyses of the conceptual development and consultation up to the practical realization, we create integrated solutions for your business.

Fine Machining and Optics

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The "Fine Machining and Optics" department develops technologies for manufacturing and machining precision components. These include optics, precision tools and wafers for the semi-conductor sector. Our technology development is driven by a thorough understanding of the underlying principles. In responding to specific questions, we transfer our expertise to industrial practice, using the very latest machines and software solutions. Our technology portfolio encompasses ultra-precision grinding and polishing, diamond machining as well as precision glass molding.

High Performance Cutting

The “High performance cutting” department provides practical manufacturing solutions for components used in the production of turbo machines, aircraft and tools. The focus is on simultaneous multi-axis milling and the turning of geometrically complex components made from super alloys, highly strengthened steels and lightweight and composite materials. An extensive understanding of technology, strong systems competencies and a unique machine pool provide the basis for carrying out R&D projects in a comprehensive and targeted way – from the development and optimization of processes to technological advice and prototype production.

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Directed Energy Manufacturing

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Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers new opportunities to optimize existing process chains, to change value chains and to create new business models. The range of topics covered by the "Directed Energy Manufacturing" department extends from Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) and Laser Cladding with Wire (LMD-W) to the functionalization of surfaces and the repair of high-quality components and tools using laser beams. By considering complete process chains and our deep understanding of other technologies, we are also competent partners for questions of technology organization and optimization of hybrid manufacturing systems.  

Water Jet- and Electro Erosive Machining

In our “Water Jet- and Electro Erosive Machining” department, in the field of Electro erosive machining (EDM and ECM) we develop new approaches for different applications with the aim of minimizing edge zone damage, increasing component service life and at the same time producing cost-effectively. In the field of water jet manufacturing we develop water jet cutting as well as water jet ablation. Within the framework of publicly funded research projects and bilateral industrial projects, we offer our know-how and support in these areas to corporate partners. Within the framework of publicly funded research projects and bilateral industrial projects, we offer our know-how and support in these areas to corporate partners.

Technology Organization and Networking

The department "Technology organization and networking" develops solutions for many individual technologies, processes and production plants in industry and research in order to integrate non-conventional manufacturing methods into existing process chains. In order to enable you to plan your technological investments in the long term, we help you with investment planning for sustainable manufacturing. In addition, we support companies in the small-batch and one-off production, which is predominant in toolmaking, by implementing automation solutions.

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