Category Archives: milling

Indian Machine Tool Exhibition, IMTEX 2019, Bangalore, India 24-30 January 2019—Better than Bollywood!

January 11, 2019  
Photo: Gujarati film poster, provided under CC BY-SA 3.0 license, for link see footnote.

Tired of going to the movies? If you’re in Bangalore, like machine tools and want to rub elbows with the industry leaders in metalworking technology, manufacturers and customers, drop by Hall 4, Stall B-108, and see FERMAT’s exhibit at IMTEX 2019 in the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from 24… Read more »

Fresh from the factory floor and out soon on FERMAT & LUCAS Channel: FERMAT’s automatic milling heads—How they’re made

December 18, 2018  
How to make universal milling head_filming the process_Mr. Jakub Kominka guards the set_FERMAT

On a snowy Wednesday last week, FERMAT’s intrepid film crew journeyed to the industrial heartland of modern machine tool manufacturing, to FERMAT’s main factory in Brno, Czech Republic.  Aside from fine camaraderie and great gadgetry, the easygoing visit also offered superb insight into the various parts and procedures required to… Read more »

Buy a machine, win a tour of Brno!

December 13, 2018  
Brno Spilberk castle_Valmet_St Peter and Paul

Mr. Jakub Kominka, in addition to being head of FERMAT’s education and film production depts., has taken on the new role of FERMAT’s foreign-born tour guide of Brno.  Hospitality is his middle name.  So, on the latest occasion of a pre-acceptance visit by a FERMAT customer, Mr. Kominka went all-out…. Read more »

KUKA robot tool changers offer a helping hand, strong-as-steel with a G. I. Joe Kung Fu Grip

November 28, 2018  
G. I. Joe with Kung Fu Grip

FERMAT was one of the first manufacturers of horizontal boring mills to give its customers the option of substituting a standard automatic tool changer (ATC) with a fast and efficient KUKA robot tool changer. Although an ATC is still an excellent choice, a KUKA robot changes tools weighing up to… Read more »

Hungary’s still Hungry for FERMAT Machine Tools; a 20-year milestone for Fermat Gépek Kft.

November 14, 2018  
Budapest Hungary Parliament on the Danube_Hungarian Flag

Riding a solid demand for high-quality machine tools in Hungary, FERMAT’s local branch, Fermat Gépek Kft., has been supplying customers with powerful and precise horizontal boring mills and accessories for over two decades. Modern Manufacturing, Smart Employment According to the EU’s brainy number-crunchers at Eurostat, much of this enthusiasm for… Read more »

From the Andes to the Alps, a Colombian climber who’s scaled some of the highest peaks ascends FERMAT’s Latin America sales team.

November 6, 2018  
FERMAT Brno_Czech Republic_Stephanie Figueredo

Last week, on Wednesday, 31st October 2018 (while everyone else was gearing up for Halloween), Ms. Stephanie Figueredo travelled to Brno to visit FERMAT’s main manufacturing and assembly plants.  Mr. Jakub Kominka, head of FERMAT’s training department, gave her the grand tour. Ms. Figueredo, who hails from Colombia, has recently… Read more »

THK stands for “Toughness,” “High Quality,” and “Know-how.”

October 30, 2018  
THK Co. of Japan_Mr. Akihiro Teramachi_Mr. Toshiki Matsuda

Two weeks ago, FERMAT enjoyed a special visit from one of its suppliers, THK Co., Ltd.  The Japanese company manufactures an array of machine tool components (one of its earliest successes was the development and commercialization of LM guides, which solved many difficulties arising from linear motion and rolling contact)…. Read more »

New video on FERMAT & LUCAS Channel: How it’s made, BOBCAT—Loaders, Excavators, Skid-Steer Loaders.

October 24, 2018  
FERMAT Machine Tool Manufacturer_loaders_excavators_assembly line_BOBCAT How it's made

Walk with FERMAT through Bobcat’s innovation center and manufacturing plant, a huge complex, which also incorporates a training center and testing grounds, services the markets of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  Clink on the link below and watch the video. FERMAT’s WFT 13 is the latest investment at Bobcat’s… Read more »

Tilting Headstock for WRF 150/160

October 12, 2018  
FERMAT Machine Tool Manufacturer_Horizontal boring mills_Tilting Headstock_offshore industry

In a nod to the growing demand for machining huge components used in heavy industry, transportation, construction, and power generation, FERMAT developed a tilting headstock with exquisite performance, able to mill and machine gigantic workpieces of iron and steel at angles unlocking manufacturing potential for big-ticket profits. FERMAT’s WRF series… Read more »

Breaking the ice in style. FERMAT visits its dealer in Canada, presents the colors, and enjoys a luncheon, an open house with barbeque, and an outdoor party with live music.

September 20, 2018  
FERMAT machine tool manufacturer_Seawolf class sub_Los Angeles class_arctic ice_USN photo by MC 2nd class Micheal H Lee

At the beginning of September, Ms. Irena Dvorakova, FERMAT’s sales representative for Canada, ventured to the Great White North to participate in an open house organized by FERMAT’s Canadian dealer, Megatel, at its spacious offices in Windsor, Canada. Megatel has been in the machine tool business since 1980.  As stated… Read more »