CNC machining with feeling… or, probing your workpiece like a pro

August 16, 2017  
workpiece probe

Feeler; Merriam-Webster’s definition, noun feel·er \ˈfē-lər\: “an animal organ such as an antenna or palp that is used for testing things by touch or for searching for food.”  In essence, feelers are a type of antenna that probe physical conditions for useful information.  Not to be outdone by simple bugs,… Read more »

FERMAT’s Tag Team pallet exchange system Body Slams the workload!

August 10, 2017  
CC BY-SA 2.0_Broken Hardys Expedition of Gold_Mike Kalasnik

Why waste time constantly setting and resetting workpieces? While you’re machining one, get the other ready for a quick exchange that makes short work of the workload.  FERMAT’s automatic pallet changing system maximizes the workspace and minimizes the downtime.  It allows for easy manipulation of large and heavy workpieces of… Read more »

FERMAT & The Space Age

August 2, 2017  
Artist's view of the two configurations of Ariane 6_source_ESA–David Ducros, 2017

It’s easy to forget that without machine tools, there’s no modernity.  Everything would be done by hand, with tools made by hand.  No computers, no cars, no electricity, and for most of us, no clothing, shelter or food.  That said, we can all agree machine tools are extremely important.   And,… Read more »

All work and no play

July 28, 2017  
Tomas Slavik FERMAT

Summertime And the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ And the cotton is high Your daddy’s rich And your mamma’s good lookin’ So hush little baby Don’t you cry Unless, of course, you missed out on FERMAT’s 4th annual fun-filled, exciting football tournament (soccer tournament to our friends in the… Read more »

Rodney Zimmerman, Sales Manager at LUCAS, a FERMAT Group company, on a recent tour of FERMAT’s manufacturing facilities in Prague and Brno with potential customers from the US. His story, in his own words and photos.

July 3, 2017  

As a native Floridian, I grew up with the attitude that air conditioning is an essential element of modern life.  I have carried that sentiment into adulthood, and into the Great Lakes area of the United States where I now live.  I run my air constantly in the house and… Read more »

Taming the Bedouins of Brno; FERMAT’s design and training departments no longer roam the wide industrial expanse.

June 28, 2017  
FERMAT Design Department taking a rest and contemplating new machine tools

The wildly feisty and free-spirited designers of FERMAT’s powerful and precise table-type and floor-type horizontal boring mills, as well as its outstanding milling heads, have finally given up their rugged independence and have now settled down in a happy marriage of opposites with FERMAT’s stolid, brainiac training department.  They are… Read more »

Your best bet is what you spend your money on.

June 22, 2017  

For the past 30 years in the West, it’s become fashion to believe everyone’s better off making their livelihoods in an economy as far away from manufacturing as possible because industry brings dreary benefits to the individual, family and environment (with unrepentant smokestacks belching out pollution à la 1942).  The… Read more »

The Czech Republic is 6th in the world in the Global Peace Index

June 13, 2017  
Vision of Humanity_Global Peace Index 2016_Czech Republic is 6 out of 163

That’s not too shabby, to be ranked 6th out of 163 countries in Vision of Humanity’s Global Peace Index, which quantifies, aggregates and summarizes variables accounting for a country’s level of peace enjoyed by its population.  The categories examined range from hard-to-nail-down perceptions of criminality and relations with neighboring countries… Read more »

FERMAT’s new fixed-column Gantry; top-quality power and precision, at a very affordable price

June 5, 2017  

Looking for a brand-new, solid, powerful and precise gantry at a very affordable price?  We have the machine for you.  Without compromising quality, FERMAT has manufactured an economical version, one with fixed columns and a movable bed shifting the workpiece along the X axis, toward and away from the milling… Read more »

FERMAT—a proud sponsor of the 2017 Highland Games in Uvaly, CR

May 30, 2017  
The Rebel Pipers_Highland Games in Uvaly_FERMAT

Traditional Scottish Highland Games, with all the sporting contests, music, dancing and refreshments, was held in the small town of Uvaly situated on the eastern outskirts of Prague.  This mild-mannered bedroom community provided a stage for the raucous Gaelic gala on Saturday, 20 May 2017. The all-day festivities were organized… Read more »