Tag Archives: metalwork

Lucky number 6. Nordmark picks up its sixth WRF 160 Heavy at a pre-acceptance in Brno

February 15, 2018  
WRF 160 Heavy at preacceptance in Brno with view of another column in the works

Recently, Nordmark swung by FERMAT’s manufacturing facilities in Brno, Czech Republic, for pre-acceptance of its 6th WRF 160 Heavy.  Like all of FERMAT’s gigantic WRF 160 Heavy floor-type horizontal boring mills, its headstock is built between two columns for maximum stability.  The powerful headstock, which has a spindle extension of… Read more »

Introducing FERMAT’s WFT 15 R with an innovative, rack-and-pinion table travel along X axis

January 16, 2018  
Machine Tools_master slave motor_25 metric ton_cnc rotary table_rack and pinion_x axis over 7 meters long_table type horizontal boring mill WFT 15 R

Ever-ready to tackle problems head on, FERMAT has built a special table-type horizontal boring mill with an X axis 7.7 meters long for a customer in Slovenia.  It’s FERMAT’s hard-hitting table-type horizontal boring mill WFT 15 R CNC, which boasts a spindle diameter of 150 mm, spindle extension of 730… Read more »

The Easy Life; Another Working Vacation in France

November 30, 2017  
Bouchon_Restaurant_Lyon_001_(Trishhhh)_by Trishhhh_under license CC BY 2.0_original cropped

Last week, Zdena Hoblova, FERMAT’s sales manager for France, visited many customers across the country, in picturesque corners and jazz-driven towns, but the place which captivated her the most was the sensational city of Lyon. Ms. Hoblova, who picks her countries for travel, and length of stay, based on two… Read more »

一口吃不成胖子 (Yì kǒu chī bù chénɡ pànɡzi)

November 9, 2017  
FERMAT Machine tool manufacturer_horizontal boring mill_Chinese Fat Boy on the steps in front of a temple_Beijing China

Our thoughts, exactly. So, you don’t get fat in one meal?  Great news; however, it also means you have to keep at it… that is if you want to get fat—and that’s precisely what we want to do here at FERMAT.  Get fat on China. With that in mind, recently… Read more »

On the move, FERMAT’s sales team cruises through European cultural hubs and industrial zones

November 1, 2017  
Milan cathedral_Piazza del Duomo_ St Mary of the Nativity_Lombardy Italy_FERMAT logo_machine tool manufacturer_horizontal boring mills

Last week, members of FERMAT’s adventurous sales team split ways, flying north and south to visit manufacturing hubs in the Baltics and Mediterranean. Ms. Alena Jecmikova, FERMAT’s sales manager for Italy, and Mr. Jan Ferenc, FERMAT’s director of sales, took an early-morning flight to Milan and spent the day travelling… Read more »

EMO 2017 in Hannover, Germany; a great opportunity and wonderful success

September 27, 2017  
FERMAT Machinery Machine Tool Manufacturer booth at EMO 2017 with table type horizontal boring mills_milling_machining_Hannover_Germany

With EMO 2017 behind us and most of FERMAT’s sales team home (a few carried on with additional business trips), it’s time to unpack suitcases and go through pictures and business cards. The Hannover Fairgrounds is an astoundingly large venue with perfect facilities to cater to this premier European metalworking… Read more »

CNC machining with feeling… or, probing your workpiece like a pro

August 16, 2017  
workpiece probe

Feeler; Merriam-Webster’s definition, noun feel·er \ˈfē-lər\: “an animal organ such as an antenna or palp that is used for testing things by touch or for searching for food.”  In essence, feelers are a type of antenna that probe physical conditions for useful information.  Not to be outdone by simple bugs,… Read more »

FERMAT’s Tag Team pallet exchange system Body Slams the workload!

August 10, 2017  
CC BY-SA 2.0_Broken Hardys Expedition of Gold_Mike Kalasnik

Why waste time constantly setting and resetting workpieces? While you’re machining one, get the other ready for a quick exchange that makes short work of the workload.  FERMAT’s automatic pallet changing system maximizes the workspace and minimizes the downtime.  It allows for easy manipulation of large and heavy workpieces of… 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 »

Your best bet is what you spend your money on.

June 22, 2017  

For the past 30 years in the West, it’s become fashion to believe everyone’s better off making their livelihoods in an economy as far away from manufacturing as possible because industry brings dreary benefits to the individual, family and environment (with unrepentant smokestacks belching out pollution à la 1942).  The… Read more »