Research and development is the heart and soul of our company. And we invest more money in this area than any other company in the metalworking industry.
Our global Research and Development team consists of more than 500 people. Our patent portfolio holds more than 520 patent families. Each year, we add an additional 30–40 new patents. Often deeply embedded in our customers' R&D process, we focus on tomorrow’s demands in finding new materials, new machining methods and machining concepts. Lightweight materials such as special alloys, graphene, as well as new machining methods, like additive and cryogenic machining, are just a few examples of where we are focusing to prepare our customers for future challenges.
Some 60 research and testing facilities work in close cooperation with machine tool manufacturers, machining tool agents and customers across a wide range of industries in order to offer you the machine investment support you need.