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 large- capacity, multi-axis Droop+Rein portal-type machining center for their new Center for Advanced Large Manufacturing.
With the new compact Heckert machining centers for pallets of 16 in and 20 in, Starrag has successfully set new standards in terms of output and quality characteristics. A key factor of these machining centers is their high degree of rigidity, which is a consistent feature of the framework assemblies and one that is being continuously optimized 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 Genève 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 jewelry 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 Pro- ject 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.