Category Archives: How to

German Get-Together

March 6, 2018  
FERMAT machine tool manufacturer_meeting in Feb 2018 with German speaking dealers_Brno Czechia

Last month, FERMAT hosted another of its wildly-popular German gatherings, a two-day gala at the no-nonsense, very proper Marriott in Brno.  The congenial happening allowed FERMAT machine tool dealers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to rub elbows and learn the latest developments in FERMAT’s ever-expanding portfolio of machine tools and… Read more »

“Here’s looking at you, kid.”

February 22, 2018  
FERMAT machine tool manufacturer_horizontal boring mills_German sales team_Kai Forster_new composite cover plate for the headstock

That famous line of Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman in the 1942 movie classic, Casablanca.  Rumor has it that it was either written-in last minute or ad-libbed, based on Bogart teaching Bergman how to play poker on set, in between takes.  No matter the inspiration, it has become an unforgettable… Read more »

How to build a Monster Machine: FERMAT’s WRF 160 Heavy, from Start to Finish

April 4, 2017  
Construction Process FERMAT's WRF 160 Heavy CNC oversize floor type horizontal boring mill_machine tool manufacturer

A new time-lapse video from 2015 is out showing FERMAT’s gargantuan WRF 160 Heavy z 1600 getting assembled, piece by piece, in Brno, Czech Republic.  From a well-machined, sturdy bed rises the largest class of titanic CNC horizontal boring mills, stacked, fastened and fitted with all its intricate parts, into… Read more »

Build Your Own Machine

May 10, 2016  

Whether you’ve decided to purchase a new CNC horizontal boring mill to upgrade manufacturing facilities or weighing possible investments allowing you to seize new business opportunities, you need a clear estimate of what you can get for your money—what kind of machine you can build, how much bang for your buck…. Read more »

A Micron of Difference, Measuring the Accuracy of Circular Interpolation

March 16, 2016  
Ballbar Test

Let’s say you’ve built your very own CNC horizontal boring machine and would like to take it for a spin, tear into some iron or steel, cut metal like there’s no tomorrow.  That’s fine, especially if you’re not particular about the outcome.  But, if you’re getting paid big bucks to… Read more »

How to Machine a Steering Knuckle for Dump Trucks, Heavy Equipment, Earthmovers, and Large Vehicles in Mining and Construction

January 19, 2016  

Manufacturing some of the world’s largest vehicles and heavy equipment, dump trucks, earthmovers, and front-end loaders is big business.  And, it’s a tough business.  Vehicles must take hard hits and stay on track. FERMAT’s top-of-the-line CNC horizontal boring mill with its strong, powerful headstock, spindle diameter of 130 mm, its… Read more »

WFT 13 CNC

October 15, 2015  

130 mm (5.12 inch) Horizontal Table Type Boring Mill, Spindle Travel 730 mm, FERMAT WFT 13 CNC FERMAT’s Horizontal Table Type Boring Mill WFT 13 CNC utilizes the newest technology and design concepts.