We consider the whole process. And optimize every detail.
It all started with the machining of metal components. Today, Hufschmied is the European specialist for machining. All conceivable materials are machined with Hufschmied tools – from metals to plastics and fiber composites to graphite and ceramics. And the name Hufschmied is now associated with much more than milling and drilling tools: Today, the Hufschmied Engineering Center focuses on complete manufacturing processes. Together with partners from science and industry, we research the materials of the future and develop innovations for components and their machining. At Hufschmied Consulting, we support customers from a wide range of industries in integrating the new findings and processes into their production. With material and process-optimized solutions, we bring the highest precision, quality and cost-effectiveness to their processes. And help to secure their competitiveness in the long term.
QUALITY STRATEGY – Only perfect is good enough. The excellent HUFSCHMIED solutions
Our goal is satisfied customers who value us as partners. Every employee at Hufschmied is committed to this. Both in the quality of our products and in our service, every day we are committed to finding the optimal solution for our customers. We have already received several awards for this.
Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH awarded research seal “Innovation through research”.
Education, science, innovation. These are aspects that the Stifterverband has been honoring with the “Innovation through Research” seal since 2014. The seal also stands for the special responsibility that companies assume for the state and society. There are over 3 million companies in Germany. Nevertheless, the proportion of companies that actively engage in research is less than one percent. This is why the Stifterverband, one of Germany’s largest private science sponsors, supports innovative companies. The association is an initiative of various foundations and companies that promote networking, consulting and funding in the fields of education, science and innovation. In its annual surveys commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, it examines, among other things, which companies invest particularly in research and development or what impact this has on Germany’s future viability. Hufschmied’s commitment to innovation was recognized by the Stifterverband with the “Innovation through Research” seal.
Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses
In 2020, Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH was again awarded at the jury stage of the competition Großer Preis des Mittelstandes (Grand Prix of Medium-Sized Businesses). We are very happy about this!
Digital twin boosted quality
In the production year 2021, Hufschmied has started using the “digital twin” to consolidate quality and detect weak points. Thanks to the QR code that each individual tool is carrying from the production year 2021 and onward, it will be possible to clearly trace every process step in production from the receipt of the substrate material to the grinding of the tool to the coating, in order to detect and eliminate anomalies or deviations even before the tool is delivered. This also helps to find and remove weak points with regard to accuracy, surface and cutting-edge quality very quickly and thus helps us to improve our processes much faster. For us, this is a very big step towards 100% delivered and documented quality – even if 100% manufactured quality has not yet been fully achieved.
RESEARCH – Networked with teaching & research. For your success in practice.
Hufschmied is a member of numerous networks of top companies and research institutes and benefits from the concentration of expertise at the technological hub in Bavaria. In addition, we can look back on a long and ongoing cooperation with leading CAD/CAM manufacturers as well as a large network with industry associations, universities and mechanical engineering companies. We work on the technologies of the future in a constant exchange about developments and innovations.
In doing so, we use our in-house expertise networked with many universities and colleges from a wide range of fields, materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology, to make our machining processes fit for the future and also digital, to make the latest developments in materials technology usable for us as a tool manufacturer. Therefore, we always have the appropriate geometries for new material developments, such as hybrid materials, at hand in order to provide developers of new construction materials as early as possible.
ENGINEERING CENTER BOBINGEN – Your Profit Center
Standard tools and processes have narrow limits. If you want to machine modern materials more gently and faster at the same time, more precisely and with fewer machining steps, you need material-optimized tools and processes. In order to be able to utilize all the available options, we have created our own center of excellence: our Engineering Center in Bobingen. Here we have not only brought together our high-quality engineering tools, measuring equipment and experienced specialists. We also use many machine tools in the Engineering Center to be able to reproduce, analyze and optimize all important parameters from our customers’ processes. The goals: Shorter lead times, better results, lower costs. And all this without having to intervene directly in our customers’ ongoing machining processes.
Three steps to optimized tools and processes
Using a structured, proven engineering process, we raise your processes to a new level.
Processes – analyze, project & specifically improve.
Using state-of-the-art camera systems and measuring equipment, we analyze processes and results, recording the strengths and weaknesses of all components/settings involved.
Based on your requirements, our experts eliminate weak points in processes, settings and tools and demonstrate concrete improvements.
If necessary, we develop new tools and implement the optimized process with all parameters – first in our Engineering Center and then together with your employees on site. This guarantees the best possible training and implementation.
For us, implementation means that we can and will support our customers even up to prototype and pilot series production. In short: Our engineering makes the difference at the cutting edge. We help you achieve measurable competitive advantages with optimized processes. Call us and get to know our experts and their successful working methods now.