Tag Archives: machine tools

Out with the old, in with the new: 2018 Tax changes allow small businesses in US to purchase more machinery, and LUCAS is there to help

January 5, 2018  
IRS symbol ushering in Tax changes for customers of machine tool manufacturing

No matter how you cut it, small businesses are strongly encouraged to invest in machinery under the new tax law.  The carrots of choice, regardless of the type of legal entity, are the section 179 tax deduction and the 100% bonus depreciation deduction. The section 179 tax deduction on equipment… Read more »

Small Arms, Tractors, Machine Tools and More…

November 22, 2017  
CSR_soldiers_ZB_vz_26 Czechoslovakian soldiers using ZB vz 26 light machine gun_Brno_machine tool manufacturer and 1200px-ZB_vz._26_at_Great_Patriotic_War_museum_in_Smolensk

A recent visit by a FERMAT customer from the US, an enthusiast of history, machine tools, firearms, and Czech language, was not only a pleasure for our sales team, but also an educational impulse for us to uncover more about the story of machine tool production, including horizontal boring mills… Read more »

FERMAT—a proud sponsor of the 2017 Highland Games in Uvaly, CR

May 30, 2017  
The Rebel Pipers_Highland Games in Uvaly_FERMAT

Traditional Scottish Highland Games, with all the sporting contests, music, dancing and refreshments, was held in the small town of Uvaly situated on the eastern outskirts of Prague.  This mild-mannered bedroom community provided a stage for the raucous Gaelic gala on Saturday, 20 May 2017. The all-day festivities were organized… Read more »

Odense, Denmark, 28 February to 03 March 2017, Machine Tools of Tomorrow, on show Today! With special guest Ladislav Valdman as Hans Christian Andersen

February 27, 2017  
VMT 2017 Denamrk Machine Tool Exhibition starring Ladislav Valdman as Hans Christian Andersen.

When you read your kids a story, tucking them in bed, spare a thought during this peaceful time of quiet rest for the many creative geniuses who constructed such wonderful worlds of fantasy, such splendid spinners of fairy tales.  Foremost among them is Hans Christian Andersen, who would, undoubtedly, take… Read more »

Birds of a Feather: FERMAT Machine Tool and JANSEN & ZÜHLKE, January 2017

February 14, 2017  
FERMAT Machine Tool's latest cylindrical grinder BHC 100/4000 CNC

With the advent of the Chinese New Year, FERMAT Machine Tool manufactured its largest-ever cylindrical grinder for its German customer JANSEN & ZÜHLKE, an expert in “surface technology.”  With 2017 being the year of the Rooster, in particular the Fire Rooster, what could be better for a company specializing in… Read more »

Russ Romancing Romania

June 1, 2016  
Picturesque Romanian Square

There’s nothing sexier than a large purse, and that’s just what the EU has endowed Romania with—a voluptuous allocation of gorgeous EU funds through its Regional Operational Programme (ROP) 2014-2020. According to the European Commission’s regional policy website, “the Regional Operational Programme (ROP) aims at promoting smart sustainable and inclusive… 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 »

You Can’t Take It With You… Or, Perhaps You Can. FERMAT’s Portable Floor Type Horizontal Boring Machine WRF 130 CNC

February 19, 2016  

Need to machine extremely large or heavy objects which you’d rather not take away from the worksite?  Having difficulties transporting gargantuan workpieces, components in ship building, construction, or the assembly of gigantic machines and equipment?  Don’t worry with the headache of moving it, or crushing innocent bystanders. Leave it there… Read more »

Join us in Germany at METAV 2016

February 9, 2016  

Pop the champagne! FERMAT celebrates the launch of its new branch in Germany, FERMAT Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH, while attending METAV 2016, the 19th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies, held 23rd through 27th of February, 2016, in Düsseldorf, Germany. METAV 2016, with its “focus on machine tools and production systems, high-precision tools,… Read more »

EU Subsidies Foster Machine Tool Investments in Bulgaria

February 5, 2016  

A package of economic subsidies in Bulgaria providing grants from € 25,000 to € 500,000 to small and medium-sized enterprises purchasing “new machinery and equipment related to the commercialization of innovative products, processes or services,” among other activities, has opened up new possibilities for FERMAT, one of Europe’s fastest growing… Read more »