Learning by Seeing

German cutting tool maker Horn hosted the fifth edition of its biennial Technology Days event.

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Andreas Vollmer, sales manager and board member, briefs members of the trade press about the new things happening at Horn and outlining what we will see during this year’s visit. 

From June 17 to 19, German cutting tool maker Horn hosted the fifth edition of its biennial Technology Days event. This year, more than 3,000 customers, distributors and suppliers descended on the company’s Tübingen headquarters.

Having attended this event for four of the five editions, it has become one of my favorite dates on the calendar. For me, the attraction is seeing and learning about developments in the cutting tool industry.

One of the things that makes this event special is the combination of technical presentations, in English, and the depth of those presentations. This year did not disappoint.

Topics included grooving and parting-off stainless materials with discussion of the challenges and techniques to successfully accomplish this operation. Another presentation tackled longitudinal turning for making complex turned parts with an eye to the work area constraints of Swiss-type machines.

In total, there were eight such English language presentations. I’m summarizing here, but you can expect more in-depth coverage in future issues of Production Machining. It’s good stuff.

Horn is not standing still. Since my visit 2 years ago, construction has begun on doubling the manufacturing space on site and a six-story office building. The company is growing by investing in its future.

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