With an Eye for Detail!
Kaiser Werkzeugbau GmbH | Helferskirchen/Westerwald (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany
Many complex geometries can only be realised with 5‑axis simultaneous machining or require significantly lower processing times. That is why Kaiser Werkzeugbau invested in advanced 5‑axis machining and in the hyperMILL® CAM software from OPEN MIND.
25 years ago Thomas Kaiser staked his claim as an independent supplier of sophisticated parts that required special manufacturing know-how. Thomas Kaiser describes his recipe for success as follows: “An appreciation for premium precision parts manufactured by an expert with an eye for detail combined with consistency in upholding our company philosophy – these are the factors that set us apart and underpin our success.” Today 50 employees are working for the company, which has a production area of 3,000 sqm and is based in Helferskirchen/Westerwald, Germany.
Close cooperation between the areas of CAD, CAM, tools, materials and machines
Another ingredient for success is how the team surrounding Thomas Kaiser is committed to seeking out opportunities for further improvement. These experienced employees know how to get the most out of each process. To do so, close cooperation between the areas of CAD, CAM, tools, materials and machines plays a decisive role. The extremely short time window for manufacturing Formula 1 parts – races are usually separated by only two weeks, which means actual manufacturing time is measured in mere hours – is a major challenge.
The innovative workpieces required for Formula 1 racing push the limits of what is possible in terms of contour complexity, tolerances and materials. Many complex geometries can only be realised with 5‑axis simultaneous machining or require significantly lower processing times. That is why Kaiser Werkzeugbau invested in advanced 5‑axis machines and in the CAM system hyperMILL®.
“At Kaiser WZB we have been able to reduce the programming times for all 2D to 5-axis simultaneous machining jobs way while still ensuring maximum process reliability.“
Stephan Kirschner, Regional Sales Director (OPEN MIND)
Reduction in programming and processing times, maximum process reliability
Thanks to the wide spectrum of available machining strategies and numerous optimisation functions, hyperMILL® offers Kaiser Werkzeugbau the level of flexibility they need to succeed. Automated tools such as collision avoidance, feature technology, job linking or stock tracking allow for a reduction in programming and processing times while ensuring maximum process reliability. The software has not only proven itself in terms of 5-axis simultaneous machining, but also in the area of surface quality and precision, allowing the supplier to meet the high customer demands with ease.