Category Archives: machining

Brand-new WFC 10 CNC built for Bastuck Maschinenbau GmbH at FERMAT’s facilities in Lipnik nad Becvou

March 19, 2019  
WFC 10 CNC crosswise table-type horizontal boring mill spindle diameter 110 mm

In February 2019, FERMAT representatives invited its German customer Bastuck Maschinenbau GmbH (Bastuck) to Lipnik nad Becvou for pre-acceptance of its brand-new, made-to-order WFC 10 CNC.  This compact table-type horizontal boring mill has a fixed column providing excellent rigidity; its ingenious crosswise CNC rotary table construction allows the table to… Read more »

Craftsmanship and the masterful art of industry, and modern metalwork, in Bulgaria

March 12, 2019  
The Panagyurishte Treasure_Sofia_Bulgaria_gold_FERMAT

Thrace—the ancient land in Southeastern Europe on the Black Sea now shared between Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey—has left a rich collection of fine artwork and exquisite metalwork adorning museums and personal collections around the world. Stara Zagora, the sixth largest city in Bulgaria, near the Bedechka river in the historic… Read more »

Italy, sun-drenched days, sylphlike nights, where modern manufacturing’s melded with millennia of culture

March 5, 2019  
Lago di Garda FERMAT enjoying the benefits of the Italian machine tool market_pleasant evening

In mid-February 2019, Mr. Jan Ferenc and other members of FERMAT’s sales team journeyed to the temperate climes of Italy.   Although manufacturing is abuzz, it doesn’t create a fast-and-loose sprawl of scurrying activity, or crushing might.  It’s not a rough and unwieldy giant walking across the landscape.  Instead, its integration… Read more »

In South Africa, FERMAT’s done well, with a winning shipment to Bell Equipment

February 26, 2019  
FERMAT Horizontal boring mill WFT 11 CNC with FANUC control system_FERMAT Speed Clamp_Robotic tools storage system with KUKA robot_Brno Czechia

Earlier this month, Mr. Jan Kropacek, FERMAT’s sales manager for South Africa, enjoyed a wonderful working vacation in the Rainbow Nation, visiting FERMAT’s customer Bell Equipment, a major manufacturer of mining, construction, agricultural, forestry, and material handling equipment. W. D. Hearn, FERMAT’s dealer and local service partner in South Africa,… Read more »

From undamaged factory buildings to one of the largest exhibition grounds in the world—the Hanover Fairground—venue for this fall’s machine tool exhibition EMO 2019

February 22, 2019  
EMO Hannover and Hanover Fairgrounds

It all began when British Occupying Forces organized Germany’s first post-war Export Fair in 1947.  Their aim was two-fold: develop Germany’s exports, which would help the country claw its way out of its economic desolation; and, create a pathway for peaceful growth, putting Germany on its feet, easing the financial… Read more »

DMT Marine Equipment, making waves as a leading manufacturer in the world-wide market in marine winches and naval equipment

February 13, 2019  
DMT Marine Equipment_Winches_Manufacturing_Galati Romania

In late January 2019, Mr. Russ Karimov, FERMAT’s sales manager for Romania, closed a deal with DMT Marine Equipment, S.A., on a brand-new floor-type horizontal boring mill, FERMAT’s WF 15 R, set to grace the factory floor of DMT’s ever-expanding operations in Galati, Romania.  Boasting a hefty 150 mm spindle… Read more »

Happy New Year 2019—One More Time!

February 8, 2019  
Year of the Pig_FERMAT

Are you a little behind on your New Year’s resolutions?  Haven’t been regularly exercising, still eating sweets? Haven’t started a new hobby, quit smoking, or lost weight?  Not to fear; there’s a brand-new New Year, a second chance to revel in untamed festivities and follow them up with promises of… Read more »

Indian Update; IMTEX 2019, FERMAT’s standing tall in Hall 4, Stall B-108, showing off its brand-new WFT 13 CNC with a FANUC robot tool changer

January 29, 2019  
IMTEX 2019 FERMAT's stall B 108 in Hall 4

For two more days at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), you can see FERMAT’s best-selling table-type horizontal boring mill, WFT 13 CNC, with a new twist—not just a FANUC control system, but also a FANUC robot tool changer.  The partnership with FANUC is a natural choice for the Indian… Read more »

FERMAT’s sales manager for Latin America invites Mexican dealer to Czech Rep. to tour facilities, talk shop, and see Prague

January 23, 2019  
Protecnic Soluciones CNC_visiting FERMAT

On Friday, 18 January 2019, FERMAT’s sales manager for Latin America, Ms. Stephanie Figueredo, enjoyed the opportunity to show FERMAT’s main manufacturing and assembly halls in Brno, Czech Republic, to a well-established machine tool dealer in the Mexican market, Mr. Alfredo Nevarez, Director of Protecnic Soluciones CNC. Building a good… Read more »

Now out on FERMAT & LUCAS Channel: FERMAT’s automatic milling heads—How they’re made

January 15, 2019  
How to build CNC automatic milling head_FERMAT

Last month, FERMAT’s footloose and fancy-free film crew travelled to the core of modern machine tool manufacturing, to the cavernous works of FERMAT’s main facilities in Brno, Czech Republic, to document the many intricate parts and procedures required to make the very best automatic milling heads on the market. The… Read more »