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

The department of "Fine machining and optics" develops technologies for the production and processing of high-precision components including glass lenses, replication tools and components for the semi-conductor industry.  The basis of the technology development is a strong basis for understanding. Using concrete tasks, we transform this base in the industrial practice with the use of the latest machines and software solutions. The technology portfolio includes the ultra-precise grinding and polishing, diamond machining and precision 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.

Non-conventional manufacturing processes and technology integration

In our “Non-conventional manufacturing processes and technology integration” department, we develop and qualify processes that make it possible to make efficient use of laser tools in the value creation process. We develop laser joining technologies for the manufacture of geometrically complex metal products and transfer these to industrial manufacturing situations. We use laser structuring to produce highly precise 3D structures for tribology and mold-making. We build prototypical processing plant for flexible shape structuring. We also develop hybrid processing technologies in which process integration makes it possible to process components with complex forms from materials that are difficult to machine – without the need to re-clamp.

In addition to techniques that enable the automated repair of tools and components and the application of anti-wear coatings, we also develop additive production technologies for metallic and ceramic tools as well as products with extremely high levels of geometric flexibility.