Success story in Geneva: Luxury products workshop uses Bumotec technology
Dr Christian Walti
After 6 years of participating to T-Gold exhibition, the International show for discovering the most innovative technologies and machinery applied to gold and jewelry applications, Starrag Vuadens SA and its Bumotec production equipment become a key player there.
Interview: Mr. Decheng Wei, Vice Minister of Equipment Department
Machining blisks and impellers rapidly and reliably in a single step saves both time and money. Thanks to the five-axis Starrag NB 151, which has been specially designed for such machining processes, users from the aviation, aerospace and energy sectors can benefit from these advantages.
In a significant investment for the future, Metalex Manufacturing located in Cincinnati, Ohio, selected Starrag to supply a largecapacity, multi-axis Droop+Rein portal-type machining centre for their new Centre for Advanced Large Manufacturing.
With the new compact Heckert machining centres for pallets of 400 and 500 mm, Starrag has successfully set new standards in terms of output and quality characteristics. A key factor of these machining centres is their high degree of rigidity, which is a consistent feature of the framework assemblies and one that is being continuously optimised in the test field. The end users benefit from increased productivity and high-quality machining results.
Premium bodywork upstairs and high-tech production downstairs: There couldn’t be a more perfect setting for a workshop producing luxury goods. The Lamborghini Geneve showroom is used to showcase luxury Italian sports cars to wealthy customers, while in the basement Niru Swiss is busy machining highly complex components for the jewellery and watchmaking industry. For a decade now, the starring role in the basement operation has been played by a Bumotec s191V from Starrag.
“We have an awful lot in common” – this is the conclusion reached by Felix Baumgartner, founder of chronometer brand Urwerk, and Stéphane Violante, Marketing Project Manager at Starrag Vuadens. The greatest common denominator is that both companies are among the avant-garde of their respective industries, producing surprising and astounding innovations.