Tag Archives: cnc machine tools

Lights, Camera, Action! Another thriller shot in Lipnik nad Becvou, starring FERMAT’s WFT 11 with two CNC rotary tables!

March 14, 2018  

Last week, FERMAT’s rough-n-ready film crew descended upon the quaint, picturesque town of Lipnik nad Becvou, a beautiful abode of metalwork and manufacturing, nestled below Helfstyn castle and straddling the main rail line from Prague to Ostrava.  This Central Moravian municipality blends centuries of culture and commerce in a friendly,… 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 »

FERMAT’s remote diagnostics monitoring system

April 11, 2017  

This special program of remote diagnostics has been developed by FERMAT and is used on all its machines. The software enables remote analysis of the conditions and functions of FERMAT’s CNC horizontal boring mills, anywhere in the world, uncovering potential defects and their causes. The screen monitors the machining process, the… Read more »

“Where Man Meets Machine”; Mach-Tech and Industry Days Trade Fairs at HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center, 9 – 12 May 2017

April 10, 2017  

In years past, “Where Man Meets Machine” (“Ahol ember és gép találkozik”) was the phrase that paid at this Hungarian modern metalworking venue held annually at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center.  Though they dropped this slogan for 2017’s exhibition taking place May 9th – 12th, we still like it; so,… 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 »

Following the Amber Road, from Brno to the Baltics

March 7, 2017  
Etruscan Ram's Head Pendant 500 to 400 B.C.

The Amber Road was an ancient trade route stretching from the Baltics to the Adriatic along which precious translucent fossil resin, highly-prized for flashy adornments (especially if it had a nifty bug in it), was swapped for goods and sent south to fill workshops of fastidious jewelry makers with such… Read more »

The Nesting Habits of Monster Machines

January 26, 2017  

You can already imagine the newborn’s precious cry as the FERMAT family of monster machines, its WRF series of truly gigantic floor-type horizontal boring mills, tears out a fresh crater and builds a loving nest for a new member of its metal-devouring, industrial kin. The foundation’s taking shape at a… Read more »

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain… but also in the Basque Country, but never in a Bodega

January 19, 2017  

Mr. Jan Ferenc, FERMAT’s Director of Sales, and Mrs. Zdena Hoblova, FERMAT’s Area Sales Manager for Spain, took a quick trip to the Basque Country last week to visit a potential customer interested in FERMAT’s powerful and precise horizontal boring mills. The jet-setting duo landed in the capital of Spain’s… Read more »

FERMAT’s New 5-Axis Multitask Gantry Center; All machining operations in one setup

January 3, 2017  
FERMAT's Multitask Gantry Center

FERMAT has whipped together a multifunctional wonder of mechanical engineering, a brand-new, massive multitask gantry center. The new machine has fixed floor plates (plus a detachable rotary table) and movable columns supporting the frame and superstructure for 5-axis milling, turning, drilling, grinding, and laser hardening all in one.  It manhandles… Read more »

What?!!! Christmas already?

December 20, 2016  
Barney Miller 1975 while working at FERMAT

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, when friends and family get together to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy time out-of-the-office.  Even gritty, hard-nosed machine tool makers and service team members need a break once in a while to recharge their batteries, eat lots of cookies, candies, sweets,… Read more »