14. June 2013
I recently returned from a trip to tooling manufacturer PH Horn. The event was the company's biennial Technology Days held at the company headquarters in Tubingen, Germany.
As with past events, customers, agents and press members made up the assembled crowds during the 3-day event. In addition, 11 outside companies including machine tool builders, workholding manufacturers and accessory vendors participated with technology demonstrations on the factory floor.
For me, the technical presentations are a highlight of my visit to the company. They are done in English, which is very helpful for me, of course. As your traveling proxy, I plan to publish articles in coming issues of Production Machining so you, too, can learn some of the new things coming out of this company.
Some of the topics we will cover include high feed-rate machining, ultra-hard cutting materials, broaching on CNC machines and a discussion of indexible insert manufacturing using injection molding techniques. In the mean time, please click here to visit the company website for more information.
Displays of cutting tools were located throughout the manufacturing facility which was open to visitors from around the world.
In addition to the Horn products 11 suppliers, including Tornos, participated in the event with demonstrations on the shop floor.