Tag Archives: Czechia

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 »

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 »

A new generation of giants

September 5, 2018  
FERMAT machine tool manufacturer_ WRF floor type horizontal boring mills_second generation_Goya_El_coloso

FERMAT’s series of colossal floor-type horizontal boring mills has just beefed up and cut the fat.  With an even stronger build and a firmer design, the new-and-improved heavyweight champions need less headroom and can reach farther down to strike terror at ground level. FERMAT’s clever cabal of machine tool designers… Read more »

Meet Camden Gulden

August 29, 2018  
FERMAT LUCAS_Camden Gulden

Mr. Camden Gulden, an amiable American who hails from the “Pine Tree State” (Maine), has taken over the role of Key Account Manager for LUCAS, liaising with dealers throughout the US market. A gentleman and a scholar… and an athlete Mr. Gulden effuses a polite, congenial manner buoyed by a… Read more »

Another giant on the rise: FERMAT’s building an even bigger gantry in Brno.

August 22, 2018  
FERMAT machine tool manufacturer_gantry construction in Brno

It looks like an Imperial Walker straight out of Star Wars.  But this behemoth’s even more handy, especially if you’re taking on the Rebel Alliance.  With it, you can build all sorts of incredible machines, including Death Stars, that will help you dominate the galaxy… or at least make a… Read more »

So, you think you know somebody? In today’s spotlight, Mr. Jakub Kominka, the mild-mannered head of FERMAT’s training department and film production team

August 8, 2018  
FERMAT machine tool manufacturer_Jakub Kominka at Cesky Krumlov

Many of you recognize Mr. Jakub Kominka for his intellectual, linguistic and excellent pedagogical skills, but how many of you realize he’s an accomplished sword-wielding showman, an acrobatic thespian in the historical performance group Skupina Historického Šermu Grál (SHS Grál).  SHS Grál, the “Grail,” was founded in Brno in the… Read more »

Soon to be released; upcoming video on FERMAT’s new 5-axis continuous milling machine equipped with a powerful servo-drive universal automatic milling head (UHAmi SDHS)

June 20, 2018  
FERMAT milling machine_servodrive universal automatic milling head_5 axis continuous milling_FGU video shoot_Brno

On 15 June 2018, FERMAT’s dauntless film crew team travelled all the way to the exotic, mystical, faraway capital of Moravia, Brno, to record FERMAT’s new 5-axis continuous milling machine outfitted with rotary table and a brand-new servo-drive universal automatic milling head (UHAmi SDHS). The video’s in finalization and post-production;… Read more »

Football, Soccer, whatever you call it—Game On!

May 16, 2018  
FERMAT Cup 2018 on the field

Machine tools and mild, fun-filled violence go hand-in-hand.  Cutting, ripping, tearing into workpieces of iron or steel is both an art and a sport.  It’s industrial sculpture and manufacturing martial arts rolled into one.  A haiku of 20 metric tons. A nefarious game King Edward III banned football (soccer) on… Read more »

LUCAS service technician, Brian Soldat, training in the Czech Republic

April 11, 2018  
Interview with Brian Soldat

After its acquisition in 2015, LUCAS became the US subsidiary of FERMAT.  It represents the company and sells its wide range of machine tool and accessories under the brand LUCAS.  It also manufactures small parts and provides maintenance and customer service. LUCAS supplies all regions in the US from its… Read more »

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 »