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Alongside company news you'll find solutions to some intriguing and tricky surface technology issues – simple concise, practical advice on deburring, grinding, smoothing and polishing.

07/20: OTEC initiates online-workshops

Expert knowledge, tips and know-how about mass finishing

Helmut Gegenheimer, Managing Director of OTEC, summed up the situation: “The coronavirus has been a challenge for us. We had to find a replacement for trade fairs, customer visits and in-house mass finishing workshops at short notice. We devoted a lot of energy to getting OTEC’s online work-shops up and running overnight. Participants benefit from expert knowledge, tips and know-how about mass finishing that they can put to immediate use.   more...

07/20: OTEC initiates online-workshops

Expert knowledge, tips and know-how about mass finishing

Helmut Gegenheimer, Managing Director of OTEC, summed up the situation: “The coronavirus has been a challenge for us. We had to find a replacement for trade fairs, customer visits and in-house mass finishing workshops at short notice. We devoted a lot of energy to getting OTEC’s online work-shops up and running overnight. Participants benefit from expert knowledge, tips and know-how about mass finishing that they can put to immediate use.   more...

07/20: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING:HOMOGENISED SURFACES FOR 3D PRINTED PARTS

OBTAIN THE PERFECT FINISH ON ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED WORK-PIECES, WITH DISC FINISHING!

The greater the possibilities of this generative process, the higher the workpiece specifications be-come. Series quality is the name of the game, which means that surface quality, repeatability and process reliability are under the post-processing spotlight. more..

07/20: toolmaking industry

Rounded edges, reliable processes, less wear: mass finishing is a winner for Wunschmann precision tools

In drag finishing (or mass finishing), parts – in Wunschmann’s case milling tools for metal cutting – are pulled through a bulk container. The material abrasion is clearly specified beforehand: debur-ring/rounding or smoothing/polishing. This optimises the tool’s surface and improves its functional properties. more...

04/20: OTEC informs

reliable Partner Advantage is new Distributor for hungary

Since april is our long-time trusted Partner Advantage-fl.cz s.r.o., exklusive OTEC Distributor for hungary. 

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04/20: OTEC informs

Situation within Corona crisis

Information of the management on availability and business operations. 
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04/20: Stay up and running: tablet Tools with flawless surfaces

Automatic polishing saves time and money

A smooth pressing surface reduces friction between the punch and the powder, often increasing production rates as a result. It also reduces the tendency for tablets to stick, and therefore quite literally guarantees smoother processing. Polishing can significantly extend tool life as well as reducing the cost of replacement dies and machine downtime..
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03/20: ONE process fits all?

Why custom processes for edge rounding on carbide tools are vital

Edge rounding (honing) on carbide tools is an established process that extends tool life and im-proves PVD coating adhesion. Rounding and smoothing the cutting edges minimises the risk of mi-crobreakage and significantly increases their mechanical stability. That’s the objective. Clear and simple.
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03/20: OTEC STREAM FINISHING OPTIMISES SERVO VALVES IN 40 SECONDS

BOOSTING EFFICIENCY: OTEC MEETS THE DEMANDING REQUIREMENTS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL TECHNOLOGY

Precision deburring and smoothing of roughness peaks along with defined edge rounding on bushings and spools not only reduces friction in the valve but also increases its contact ratio. High-precision processing also enables the closest possible tolerances – a critical factor in system tightness. It also permits a higher switching or stroke frequency, significantly increasing control accuracy.
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03/20: Automotive: Targeted Surface processing has measurable benefits

Interview

No doubt you’ve seen in the press that the EU plans to introduce automotive industry fines this year. Manufacturers will have to pay Brussels €95 for every newly licensed combustion engine vehicle that exceeds the CO2 threshold of 95 g/km. According to the Council on Clean Transportation, aver-age emissions in 2018 were 121 g/km.

Florian Reinle, an R&D engineer at mechanical engineering company OTEC Präzisionsfinish, high-lights how vehicle manufacturers can optimise their production processes and reduce friction at the same time. 
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